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The first two books—both #1 New York Times bestsellers—in the Divergent series are available boxed together for the first time! Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, the box set includes: -A specially designed slipcase -Hardcover editions of Divergent and Insurgent -Bonus booklet! "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a forty-eight-page b The first two books—both #1 New York Times bestsellers—in the Divergent series are available boxed together for the first time! Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, the box set includes: -A specially designed slipcase -Hardcover editions of Divergent and Insurgent -Bonus booklet! "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a forty-eight-page booklet including Faction Manifestos, a Faction Quiz and Results, Q&A with Veronica Roth, playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more! Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society." Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.


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The first two books—both #1 New York Times bestsellers—in the Divergent series are available boxed together for the first time! Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, the box set includes: -A specially designed slipcase -Hardcover editions of Divergent and Insurgent -Bonus booklet! "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a forty-eight-page b The first two books—both #1 New York Times bestsellers—in the Divergent series are available boxed together for the first time! Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, the box set includes: -A specially designed slipcase -Hardcover editions of Divergent and Insurgent -Bonus booklet! "The World of Veronica Roth's Divergent Series," a forty-eight-page booklet including Faction Manifestos, a Faction Quiz and Results, Q&A with Veronica Roth, playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more! Divergent: One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed "perfect society." Insurgent: One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride. As war surges in the factions all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

30 review for Divergent Series Box Set

  1. 5 out of 5

    Clare Heitkamp

    Strong young female protagonist my ass! Every time her life is in danger, her boyfriend appears out of nowhere to save her. This is a fantasy that we MUST move past. MUST. Young women must have heroes who save themselves and each other, PLEASE.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    I actually preferred this series over The Hunger Games....can't wait for the third installment. I actually preferred this series over The Hunger Games....can't wait for the third installment.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

    Check out my reviews on the main page of each individual book!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ishara

    Imagine if you were in a world, where you had to choose your future at the age of sixteen. That’s what Beatrice Prior has to do in the post apocalyptic future. In Chicago, there are five different Factions, Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, and Amity. During her simulation test, which is a test that tells someone which faction they belong in, Beatrice’s results are inconclusive. They state that she belongs in three factions, instead of just one. This makes her a Divergent. During the Choos Imagine if you were in a world, where you had to choose your future at the age of sixteen. That’s what Beatrice Prior has to do in the post apocalyptic future. In Chicago, there are five different Factions, Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite, Candor, and Amity. During her simulation test, which is a test that tells someone which faction they belong in, Beatrice’s results are inconclusive. They state that she belongs in three factions, instead of just one. This makes her a Divergent. During the Choosing Ceremony, she chooses Dauntless. This is seen as a very aggressive faction. There, she becomes an initiate, and faces many new dangers that shapes her as a person. She does different tasks and simulation to determine if her and the other initiates truly belongs in Dauntless. While there she makes friends, and enemies, finds love, and make memories. Good and bad. She finds out soon what it truly means to be a Divergent, and how dangerous it is. If you would like to know why it’s dangerous, read the Divergent by Veronica Roth. When I started the book, The Divergent, I knew I would enjoy it, because it has a similar feel as The Hunger Games, which I also enjoyed. I was correct. The book was surprising and always kept me guessing. I was able to relate to the main character of the book, Beatrice Prior. I had much in common with her. The reason I chose this book, is because I’ve heard that it had a lot of similarities to The Hunger Games. In both books, there is a girl main character who lives in a post apocalyptic world, with a new government. The girl, Beatrice, lives in a new world with a new way of living, than what we are currently used to. Beatrice and Katniss both live in different adaptations of the future. Beatrice goes to take a test, like every other sixteen year old in her Faction, and has to make a choice that will tear her away from her family, and change her future for better or worse. Katniss is forced to make the choice to volunteer for her sister which will make her never see her family again. Both girls have a lot of similarities in their personality. They are both strong and independent young women. Both girls are thrown into an unknown world with different rules that they aren’t used to. However, they both catch on quickly and become the strongest in their group. Beatrice, during the initiation, is the strongest of the initiates, though from Abnegation. Abnegation is very different from Dauntless, her current location, but she is very different from others expectations. Katniss, like Beatrice, is from a very poor and starving district that no one expects anything from. She surprises them by being the strongest of the tributes. As I was reading the book, I found that I was able to relate to the character. In Elementary school, I didn’t know who my friends were, and what my place was. When I was in third grade, I knew who I was and where I stood on the social pyramid. I had two friends and I was happy with them. I didn’t want anymore. Though people asked to be my friends, I declined them. I knew what I wanted. When I was in fourth grade, I didn’t. I didn’t know where I stood. There were people who didn’t like me, and people who pretended to like me. I didn’t know where my place was, because I was busy trying to find one.I was often left out, or felt left out. Though I had some friends, I still felt lonely. There were the popular girls, and they said they were my friends, but I’m not sure now. Beatrice finds out that she is a Divergent, and has three places where she could fit in. It was a hard decision, and she didn’t know where she was supposed to be. She didn’t know which people she would fit in with, which customs, interests. She didn’t know where she belonged, like me when I was in fourth grade. In order to find friends, I would often change my personality. With some people I may act one way, and with someone else I may act a different way. So once I decided in seventh grade that I only wanted to be myself, I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know if I was silly and loud and crazy, or quiet and observant. I realized later on that I’m a combination of all the personalities that I let people see. if I combine all of these personalities, I find myself. Beatrice had a part of her that was Dauntless, a part of her that was Abnegation, and a part of her that was Erudite. The Dauntless are the brave. The Abnegation are the selfless. The Erudite are the intelligent. She didn’t know which of these three groups she belonged to. As she thought more about who she was and what she wanted, she realized she belonged in Dauntless. Like me, she found who she was.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jen Roberts

    I am in love with these books, they are clever and dynamic. I enjoyed the plot which kept me on edge, I loved the tension between Tris and Four and I had the satisfaction of gloating about having the ending as one of my own scenarios. I also loved that Tris wasn't another weak, lets-lie-down-half-comatose-because-my-boyfriend-has-left-me type of girl, but she was independent, brave and even though she knew Tobias wouldn't be happy with her decisions she continued to do it because she was her own I am in love with these books, they are clever and dynamic. I enjoyed the plot which kept me on edge, I loved the tension between Tris and Four and I had the satisfaction of gloating about having the ending as one of my own scenarios. I also loved that Tris wasn't another weak, lets-lie-down-half-comatose-because-my-boyfriend-has-left-me type of girl, but she was independent, brave and even though she knew Tobias wouldn't be happy with her decisions she continued to do it because she was her own person. I'd recommend this book to anybody as it was enjoyable and light.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Messer

    Really, really liked these two books. They were different from the other books I've read. I liked all the characters and how they grew over the story. I connected with them even though I didn't think I would. The universe Veronica Roth created was great. The atmosphere and detail was perfect. The action, adventure and romance lead to two thrilling books. They were filled with suspense and surprises. Kept me reading until 2 in the morning! Really, really liked these two books. They were different from the other books I've read. I liked all the characters and how they grew over the story. I connected with them even though I didn't think I would. The universe Veronica Roth created was great. The atmosphere and detail was perfect. The action, adventure and romance lead to two thrilling books. They were filled with suspense and surprises. Kept me reading until 2 in the morning!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    If you enjoyed the Hunger Games you will love this. Thought provoking and interesting social commentary.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sara J. (kefuwa)

    Entertaining as far as YA dystopian fiction is concerned. Borrowed from the local library's Overdrive collection. Lel. Entertaining as far as YA dystopian fiction is concerned. Borrowed from the local library's Overdrive collection. Lel.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    remember when you were 12 and thought divergent was a masterpiece and wrote your hearts as "<4" because i dO Great Series remember when you were 12 and thought divergent was a masterpiece and wrote your hearts as "<4" because i dO Great Series

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Simmerman

    Interesting dystopian series with lots of fast paced action throughout. The story is a bit juvenile, especially the quick bits of love story thrown in, but the intended audience was the teen/young adult group. Overall, the concept of this world, is intriguing. Five factions (Amity, Candor, Erudite, Dauntless, and Abnegation), each tasked with upholding a certain virtue of humanity, make up the known world. Each person within the faction decides to stay with the faction they were born to or join Interesting dystopian series with lots of fast paced action throughout. The story is a bit juvenile, especially the quick bits of love story thrown in, but the intended audience was the teen/young adult group. Overall, the concept of this world, is intriguing. Five factions (Amity, Candor, Erudite, Dauntless, and Abnegation), each tasked with upholding a certain virtue of humanity, make up the known world. Each person within the faction decides to stay with the faction they were born to or join with one that more closely resembles their own beliefs. This is the story told from the point of view of Beatrice "Tris" Prior, who is Abnegation born but chose her path with Dauntless. Did she choose the right faction for herself? Can she really be Dauntless? What happens when one faction decides to take over the others? Which faction is really the strongest? I'm a bit lost on the ending. Veronica Roth's style seems to be one that literally cuts a larger novel into pieces with one part leading directly into the next with little to no explanation for readers that haven't read the books in the intended order. I'm sure the third book, Allegiant, will close things nicely, but it isn't yet available (publication date Oct 2013), so she leaves you hanging off a cliff, so to speak.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joe Orozco

    The plot was a little more meandering than I would have liked. I'm not sure the book lived up to its title based on the course of events, and the romantic relationship got too close to Twilight for my taste. When we finally got to the big disclosure, the impact was anticlimactic. As the middle book in a series, it's not that I expected a 100% return on my lingering questions, but I needed something a lot more substantive for the time I took to consume the book. This is the problem with a series, The plot was a little more meandering than I would have liked. I'm not sure the book lived up to its title based on the course of events, and the romantic relationship got too close to Twilight for my taste. When we finally got to the big disclosure, the impact was anticlimactic. As the middle book in a series, it's not that I expected a 100% return on my lingering questions, but I needed something a lot more substantive for the time I took to consume the book. This is the problem with a series, and I wish authors would take the time to truly ask themselves if a book needs to be part of a larger collection. Never mind what other popular authors are doing. Let's hope the last installment is better than its predecessor. Veronica Roth is a better strategic planner than this book revealed. Do not read this book first. Read them in order. Despite my complaints, reading them in order will help you appreciate the second round.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Miriam Berrios

    I really like these books and the idea of living in a dystopian city, though i will be factionless I mean is too hard. I like the moral each faction have, and how they divided to avoid war, I´m very intrigued about what´s outside the fence and the main reason to do all of it. I truly believe each faction is right about what produce a war; lies, selfish, ignorance, cowardice etc. I still don´t trust in most of the leaders, they have always something to hide. These books have made me think of a lot I really like these books and the idea of living in a dystopian city, though i will be factionless I mean is too hard. I like the moral each faction have, and how they divided to avoid war, I´m very intrigued about what´s outside the fence and the main reason to do all of it. I truly believe each faction is right about what produce a war; lies, selfish, ignorance, cowardice etc. I still don´t trust in most of the leaders, they have always something to hide. These books have made me think of a lot of things that actually happens worldwide, how people want power to made something good but they don´t care about the methods to do so. When we read a book we should analyze it not only read to fell in love with the characters, their motivations, behavior everything needs to think it through and these are goods for that.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    I am actually becoming hooked to the series. The second book, the Insurgent, gives me a lot more excitement as deep, dark secrets were revealed. Though most of my friends despise Tris' recklessness in the book, I actually felt otherwise. She was indeed a character which has developed and I can see her Divergence better. This book actually tells about the future world - a world divided into factions. Each faction believes in a certain trait which could prevent the war. An aptitude test is taken b I am actually becoming hooked to the series. The second book, the Insurgent, gives me a lot more excitement as deep, dark secrets were revealed. Though most of my friends despise Tris' recklessness in the book, I actually felt otherwise. She was indeed a character which has developed and I can see her Divergence better. This book actually tells about the future world - a world divided into factions. Each faction believes in a certain trait which could prevent the war. An aptitude test is taken by the sixteen-year-old population to determine their faction. However, Beatrice Prior had inconclusive results. Her results were inclined to Abnegation (selflessness), Erudite (intelligence) and Dauntless (bravery). She was divergent. And she faced death. :)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Haydee

    For those like me who enjoyed the Hunger Games, this was a really great variation of the "distopian-the-world-is-almost-dead-but-a-young-teenage-girl-will-save-all" genre. Roth is a well paced writer and I am happy that I read the first two in one sitting. The concept was ingenious, and the plot twists were both well timed and surprising. The main character had serious flaws, which made her both frustrating and very identifiable. For those like me who enjoyed the Hunger Games, this was a really great variation of the "distopian-the-world-is-almost-dead-but-a-young-teenage-girl-will-save-all" genre. Roth is a well paced writer and I am happy that I read the first two in one sitting. The concept was ingenious, and the plot twists were both well timed and surprising. The main character had serious flaws, which made her both frustrating and very identifiable.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    Really enjoyed reading this! I was totally immersed within this whole world for a couple of days - had to buy the second before I had even finished reading the first! I loved it so much that I (embarrassingly) brought it on my kindle as well as having the book copy... Thought the story was brilliant, and the writing better than many - personally rate this higher than the Hunger Games!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    I really enjoyed these books. As a few friends told me I think they were better than Hunger Games. I can't wait for the next one to come out. There are parts of the story that make you think, but you still want to know what happens next. Of course both books ended wanted you to immediately know what next. Now I have to wait. I really enjoyed these books. As a few friends told me I think they were better than Hunger Games. I can't wait for the next one to come out. There are parts of the story that make you think, but you still want to know what happens next. Of course both books ended wanted you to immediately know what next. Now I have to wait.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

    The world is awash with these young adult dystopian trilogies and in many ways we have come to know what to expect. The Divergent series, in my opinion, is one of the better trilogies in the category. It isn’t the best but it is better than some of the books it is sitting beside. As a whole, if you’re a fan of dystopian worlds then the Divergent books will probably tickle your fancy.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Take Me Away To A Great Read

    Great young adult series!! Divergent is one of my favorite books that I have ever read, the love story is great, the characters are complex and there a lot of twists in the story. You will not be bored reading this series!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Jo Weir

    Great start to one of the best series ever. Really great concept and out of the box thinking. I loved the world she created and how easy it was to believe everything about it. Veronica is incredibly talented and there is a reason these books have been so successful.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amber Barkdoll harrison

    loved it! Not as "Hunger Games"ish as I had expected...really not any similarities other than the govt type problems and the age range of the characters. Loved both!!! loved it! Not as "Hunger Games"ish as I had expected...really not any similarities other than the govt type problems and the age range of the characters. Loved both!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    18icalvo

    I could not get my eyes off the book!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Evey Morgan

    RELECTURA

  23. 4 out of 5

    Linnja (Lynn)

    divergent first read 11/2011

  24. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Insurgent 3rd time reading “We're all right, you know,' he says quietly. 'You and me. Okay?' My chest aches, and I nod. 'Nothing else is all right.' His whisper tickles my cheek. 'But we are.” “Tobias,” I say. But whatever I was about to say gets lost in my head, and I press my mouth to his, because I know that kissing him will distract me from everything. He kisses me back. His hand starts on my cheek, and then brushes over my side, fitting to the bend in my waist, curving over my hip, sl Insurgent 3rd time reading “We're all right, you know,' he says quietly. 'You and me. Okay?' My chest aches, and I nod. 'Nothing else is all right.' His whisper tickles my cheek. 'But we are.” “Tobias,” I say. But whatever I was about to say gets lost in my head, and I press my mouth to his, because I know that kissing him will distract me from everything. He kisses me back. His hand starts on my cheek, and then brushes over my side, fitting to the bend in my waist, curving over my hip, sliding to my bare leg, making me shiver. I press closer to him and wrap my leg around him. My head buzzes with nervousness, but the rest of me seems to know exactly what it’s doing, because it all pulses to the same rhythm, all wants the same thing: to escape itself and become a part of him instead. His mouth moves against mine, and his hand slips under the hem of the T-shirt, and I don’t stop him, though I know I should. Instead a faint sigh escapes me, and heat rushes into my cheeks, embarrassment. Either he didn’t hear me or he didn’t care, because he presses his palm to my lower back, presses me closer. His fingers move slowly up my back, tracing my spine. My shirt creeps up my body, and I don’t pull it down, even when I feel cool air on my stomach. He kisses my neck, and I grab his shoulder to steady myself, gathering his shirt into my fist. His hand reaches the top of my back and curls around my neck. My shirt is twisted around his arm, and our kisses become desperate. I know my hands are shaking from all the nervous energy inside me, so I tighten my grip on his shoulder so he won’t notice. Then his fingers brush the bandage on my shoulder, and a dart of pain goes through me. It didn’t hurt much, but it brings me back to reality. I can’t be with him in that way if one of my reasons for wanting it is to distract myself from grief. I lean back and carefully pull the hem of my shirt down so it covers me again. For a second we just lie there, our heavy breaths mixing. I don’t mean to cry — now is not a good time to cry; no, it has to stop — but I can’t get the tears out of my eyes, no matter how many times I blink. “Sorry,” I say. He says almost sternly, “Don’t apologize.” He brushes the tears from my cheeks. I know that I am birdlike, made narrow and small as if for taking flight, built straight-waisted and fragile. But when he touches me like he can’t bear to take his hand away, I don’t wish I was any different. “I don’t mean to be such a mess,” I say, my voice cracking. “I just feel so …” I shake my head. “It’s wrong,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if your parents are in a better place — they aren’t here with you, and that’s wrong, Tris. It shouldn’t have happened. It shouldn’t have happened to you. And anyone who tells you it’s okay is a liar.” A sob racks my body again, and he wraps his arms around me so tightly I find it difficult to breathe, but it doesn’t matter. My dignified weeping gives way to full-on ugliness, my mouth open and my face contorted and sounds like a dying animal coming from my throat. If this continues I will break apart, and maybe that would be better, maybe it would be better to shatter and bear nothing. He doesn’t speak for a long time, until I am quiet again. “Sleep,” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously.” I wrap my arm around his waist and take a deep breath of his shoulder. He smells like sweat and fresh air and mint, from the salve he sometimes uses to relax his sore muscles. He smells safe, too, like sunlit walks in the orchard and silent breakfasts in the dining hall. And in the moments before I drift off to sleep, I almost forget about our war-torn city and all the conflict that will come to find us soon, if we don’t find it first. In the moments before I drift off to sleep, I hear him whisper, “I love you, Tris.” And maybe I would say it back, but I am too far gone. “I wish we were alone,” he says. “I almost always wish that,” I say.” “I regret..." Tobias tilts his head, and sighs. "I regret my choice." "What Choice?" "Dauntless," he says. "I was born Abnegation. I was planning on leaving Dauntless, and becoming factionless. But I met her, and... I felt like maybe I could make something more of my decision." Her.” “You’re too important to just … die.” He shakes his head. He won’t even look at me — his eyes keep shifting across my face, to the wall behind me or the ceiling above me, to everything but me. I am too stunned to be angry. “I’m not important. Everyone will do just fine without me,” I say. “Who cares about everyone? What about me?” He lowers his head into his hand, covering his eyes. His fingers are trembling. Then he crosses the room in two long strides and touches his lips to mine. Their gentle pressure erases the past few months, and I am the girl who sat on the rocks next to the chasm, with river spray on her ankles, and kissed him for the first time. I am the girl who grabbed his hand in the hallway just because I wanted to. I pull back, my hand on his chest to keep him away. The problem is, I am also the girl who shot Will and lied about it, and chose between Hector and Marlene, and now a thousand other things besides. And I can’t erase those things. “You would be fine.” I don’t look at him. I stare at his T-shirt between my fingers and the black ink curling around his neck, but I don’t look at his face. “Not at first. But you would move on, and do what you have to.” He wraps an arm around my waist and pulls me against him. “That’s a lie,” he says, before he kisses me again. This is wrong. It’s wrong to forget who I have become, and to let him kiss me when I know what I’m about to do. But I want to. Oh, I want to. I stand on my tiptoes and wrap my arms around him. I press one hand between his shoulder blades and curl the other one around the back of his neck. I can feel his breaths against my palm, his body expanding and contracting, and I know he’s strong, steady, unstoppable. All things I need to be, but I am not, I am not. He walks backward, pulling me with him so I stumble. I stumble right out of my shoes. He sits on the edge of the bed and I stand in front of him, and we’re finally eye to eye. He touches my face, covering my cheeks with his hands, sliding his fingertips down my neck, fitting his fingers to the slight curve of my hips. I can’t stop. I fit my mouth to his, and he tastes like water and smells like fresh air. I drag my hand from his neck to the small of his back, and put it under his shirt. He kisses me harder. I knew he was strong; I didn’t know how strong until I felt it myself, the muscles in his back tightening beneath my fingers. Stop, I tell myself. Suddenly it’s as if we’re in a hurry, his fingertips brushing my side under my shirt, my hands clutching at him, struggling closer but there is no closer. I have never longed for someone this way, or this much. He pulls back just enough to look into my eyes, his eyelids lowered. “Promise me,” he whispers, “that you won’t go. For me. Do this one thing for me.” Could I do that? Could I stay here, fix things with him, let someone else die in my place? Looking up at him, I believe for a moment that I could. And then I see Will. The crease between his eyebrows. The empty, simulation-bound eyes. The slumped body. Do this one thing for me. Tobias’s dark eyes plead with me. But if I don’t go to Erudite, who will? Tobias? It’s the kind of thing he would do. I feel a stab of pain in my chest as I lie to him. “Okay.” “Promise,” he says, frowning. The pain becomes an ache, spreads everywhere — all mixed together, guilt and terror and longing. “I promise.” “Tobias,” I say, and it sounds like a gasp. The Dauntless traitor with the gun presses Tobias toward me. Peter tries to push me forward too, but my feet remain planted. I came here so that no one else would die. I came here to protect as many people as I could. And I care more about Tobias’s safety than anyone else’s. So why am I here, if he’s here? What’s the point? “What did you do?” I mumble. He is just a few feet away from me now, but not close enough to hear me. As he passes me he stretches out his hand. He wraps it around my palm and squeezes. Squeezes, then lets go. His eyes are bloodshot; he is pale.” “What did you do?” This time the question tears from my throat like a growl. I throw myself toward him, struggling against Peter’s grip, though his hands chafe. “What did you do?” I scream. “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.” He disappears around the corner. The last I see of him” “I don’t …” I sound like I am being strangled. “My family is all dead, or traitors; how can I …” I am not making any sense. The sobs take over my body, my mind, everything. He gathers me to him, and bathwater soaks my legs. His hold is tight. I listen to his heartbeat and, after a while, find a way to let the rhythm calm me. “I’ll be your family now,” he says. “I love you,” I say. I said that once, before I went to Erudite headquarters, but he was asleep then. I don’t know why I didn’t say it when he could hear it. Maybe I was afraid to trust him with something so personal as my devotion. Or afraid that I did not know what it was to love someone. But now I think the scary thing was not saying it before it was almost too late. Not saying it before it was almost too late for me. I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along. He stares at me. I wait with my hands clutching his arms for stability as he considers his response. He frowns at me. “Say it again.” “Tobias,” I say, “I love you.” His skin is slippery with water and he smells like sweat and my shirt sticks to his arms when he slides them around me. He presses his face to my neck and kisses me right above the collarbone, kisses my cheek, kisses my lips. “I love you, too,” he says. “Insurgent, he says. Noun. A person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent.” “People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.” “I don’t know what world you live in, but in mine, people only do things for you for one of two reasons. The first is if they want something in return. And the second is if they feel like they owe you something.” “Those aren’t the only reasons people do things for you,” I say. “Sometimes they do them because they love you. Well, maybe not you, but …”

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tea.N.Crumpets

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was only a matter of time before this series got bad. In this case, it was the second book- Insurgent. Divergent was good. The writing was ok, the characters were meh but the overall experience was pleasant, the sequels are another story. Insurgent began the downward spiral... I think- and I have found this issue with some other authors- that when some authors find out their books are getting adapted into movies, their writing becomes lazy. This is a prime example. The first book is to me, a It was only a matter of time before this series got bad. In this case, it was the second book- Insurgent. Divergent was good. The writing was ok, the characters were meh but the overall experience was pleasant, the sequels are another story. Insurgent began the downward spiral... I think- and I have found this issue with some other authors- that when some authors find out their books are getting adapted into movies, their writing becomes lazy. This is a prime example. The first book is to me, a three star, but then Insurgent came out, -and brought down the series overall score, the characters got less likeable-to me, the writing got bad and the plot, which was already unoriginal got bad for other reasons. Overalls these two books were not great. The third is another story...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Van Der Meer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The world around Beatrice Prior is crumbling down. The book is an easy read, but enjoyable too. For those looking for a strong female protagonist, keep looking. Although the book certainly contains plenty of strong females, Beatrice Prior is not the female hero I imagined. No matter the situation, she is always rescued by her boyfriend. Romantic, sure. Feminist, not so much. Even though the character of ‘Tris’ is quite disappointing, I am still looking forward to reading the third installment. T The world around Beatrice Prior is crumbling down. The book is an easy read, but enjoyable too. For those looking for a strong female protagonist, keep looking. Although the book certainly contains plenty of strong females, Beatrice Prior is not the female hero I imagined. No matter the situation, she is always rescued by her boyfriend. Romantic, sure. Feminist, not so much. Even though the character of ‘Tris’ is quite disappointing, I am still looking forward to reading the third installment. The world described and the actions taken are quite compelling.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Reading this directly after The Hunger Games was a bad idea, as they are a pale imitation. I really like Tris, and liked the slow burn with Four, but I didn't like it as much when it turned into a full blown relationship- that was what I appreciated about The Hunger Games, is that it didn't make it into a romance novel. The factions bit felt a little forced. It's fine, but not as good as The Hunger Games. Reading this directly after The Hunger Games was a bad idea, as they are a pale imitation. I really like Tris, and liked the slow burn with Four, but I didn't like it as much when it turned into a full blown relationship- that was what I appreciated about The Hunger Games, is that it didn't make it into a romance novel. The factions bit felt a little forced. It's fine, but not as good as The Hunger Games.

  28. 4 out of 5

    ZK

    Really good series. I read books 1 through 3. In my opinion, the first one is the best.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Susie Mitchell

    Veronica Roth hits it out of the park with this great series. I loved every minute of her story. I'm going to search for the movies based on this book. Love all the detail and characters. Veronica Roth hits it out of the park with this great series. I loved every minute of her story. I'm going to search for the movies based on this book. Love all the detail and characters.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Glasgowgal

    Some exciting parts, but overall, a lot of crying and making bad decisions.

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