Jan 17, 2014

Divergent trilogy


Sixteen-year-old Tris has been forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone must conform, Tris does not fit.
So she ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Tris can trust no one in this brutal new world, but she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her.


Tris has survived a brutal attack on her home, but she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. If Tris wants to uncover the truth, she must be stronger than ever as more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.


The faction-based society that Tris once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she will find a simple new life, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties and painful memories.
But Tris's new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.

I borrowed the text from Amazon. This was the first series of books I've read this year. I love to read several books with the same world and main characters. I'm following so many series already that I had to promise myself only to read new series that have been completed from now on. This set is perfect. I couldn't put the first book down. I just had to keep reading, it's a real page turner. I loved the world building and couldn't stop myself from thinking about which faction I would choose. The tension between Tris and Tobias is in my opinion the best part about this book.
 The second book held the same quality as the first, I finished it in no time. In this book it gets rough. It contains a lot of fighting, terrible decisions and torture. The author has no problem terminating people and sometimes I had to swallow that big lump in my throat when one of my favorite characters would die. 
The third book has been criticized, but it's also well loved. I'm not sure to which of those groups I belong. I think the ending was brave, but unexpected. Which is good, but it also almost made me cry. And there wasn't as much excitement and action as in the first two parts of the series. Still I liked it well enough to say that I found it pretty good. 
All in all I can really recommend this series to you. It's a fairly easy and thus relaxing read on the one hand, on the other hand it's full of action and adrenaline.

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