Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
A bit of an obvious choice, but it really cannot be overstated how much I’m looking forward to this book. I went a long time without reading YA because I was under the mistaken impression that it was “too immature” compared to adult books. I was soooo wrong, and I’ve been reading a lot of YA over the past year or so. I can honestly say that Roth’s first book in this series, Divergent, is one of the best books I have read in a very long time, either YA or adult. Dark and dystopian, it’s the story of a girl who makes a choice to go against everything she’s been raised to believe and leave her entire life behind, a choice which endangers both her own life and the lives of those she loves. While it’s not quite at the level of the Hunger Games (and believe me, I can fangirl over the Hunger Games until eyes start rolling), it’s pretty close. And that is high praise indeed.
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