3 S.R. Johannes: Happy Release Day to Divergent!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Happy Release Day to Divergent!

Three great books hit the shelves TODAY so I thought I would read all three in preparation to celebrate all week:

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
  • The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt (Princess for Hire 2)

Today, I celebrate Divergent by Veronica Roth.

So I would say Divergent is Matched meets Hunger Games.

Beatrice lives in a society where they get to choose one of 5 factions where they will spend their life. Once she chooses, she becomes Tris, a very intense, strong and brave character. Yet still shows vulnerabilities you can connect with. I felt her struggle in her initial decision and the conflict in staying with that decision. Divergent is extremely well written and chock full of action, romance, suspense, and mystery. It gives a gritty view of a future Chicago.

Now lets talk about Veronica. I followed Veronica's blog when she first began writing this story late one fall. I finally met her in person last year at LA and she is adorable and funny. Love her. Soooo, I am happy she gets to take this journey in publishing. She is also a Bookanista so that puts her a tiny but closer to my heart :).

You HAVE to check out this book. YOU will not be disappointed!

Comment on today's post and I will choose someone to receive this lovely book. :)



15 comments:

meradeth said...

I've been planning on nabbing a copy of this :) Looks like an awesome read!

Emily said...

I am dying to read this book. I've got a book buying ban right now, but I'd love to win it. I've heard so many great things about it.

Jess said...

I've heard so much about Divergent and have read a chapter of it online. I was immediately hooked!! I can't wait to read the rest! That's so cool that you've been following her since she started writing it :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I so want to read this. I've heard such good things about this. Veronica Roth was supposed to come to Ann Arbor in June for her book tour but it got changed. Darn! I would have loved to meet her.

Joy D. Fanning said...

Both book sound great! Can't wait to read them!

Caitlin Vincent said...

I am SO excited for Divergent. I've been seeing the cover and little things about it all over different blogs. I cannot wait to read it. I may have to just go sit in a bookstore to read it though, since my book budget is completely empty :P

Laura Pauling said...

I want to read this based on the great buzz and the cover. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the chance!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I've heard so many great things about this book. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I have heard SO MANY great things about this book!!! :-)

Jenna Wallace said...

Definitely on my TBR pile (which is towering, at this point). Thanks for the recommendation!

Clutzattack said...

Okay, so I knew there was a reason I kept hearing about this but couldn't find it at the bookstore... Makes sense that it hasn't been released until today!

I agree it sounds awesome.

Anna Staniszewski said...

I've been looking forward to this book for months. It definitely sounds like my kind of read!

Christina Farley said...

Absolutely must read this book. And now you have me even more intrigued.

Jemi Fraser said...

I already had this one on my wishlist - it looks terrific! Love the premise :)

malia ann said...

I'm a huge "Hunger Games" fan so after reading your blog entry, I really wanted to read "Divergent." I can't afford to buy any books right now, so I zip-a-dee-doo-dahed over to the library website, hoping to snap it up right away. But lo and behold, there's already 46 holds ahead me! Rats! Now I have to wait even longer. I'm definitely wishing awesome sales for Veronica.
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