Author: Veronica Roth
Published: May 1, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
*This is the second book of the series (Divergent is the first), but this review is spoiler free for both books.
I read a lot. I read very fast. Therefore unless it is an exceptional book, the character’s names and the plots don’t always stick with me or they sometimes take a while to come back to mind. I read the first book in this series, Divergent, back in January. It took me less than two days and I rated it a four. (Thank you goodreads.com for being an awesome website and letting me track my books so I don’t reread them, lol.) I’ve also read a few dystopian books this year and wasn’t sure which series this belonged to until a few pages in.
So this is what I thought of the book; I thought it was a bit boring for the first eighty pages. Then, it definitely picked up and I got into the story, but near the end I just wanted the book to end already. I found myself getting annoyed with Tris and Tobias. Tris kept making the same mistakes over and over again; her character just frustrated me. I really didn’t feel like there was any personal growth or even growth within their relationship.
Although the story itself is good and well written, I just didn’t feel that emotional connection with the characters. Because of that, I’m going to stop reading the series with this book. It is a decent book, and if you read it I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
My Rating: 3 ½ out of 5 stars