Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, where we have the chance to share what upcoming releases we are on the edge of our seats in anticipation for. This week, based on all of the raving ARC reviews I have been seeing for it, I am choosing Divergent by Veronica Roth-- apparently this is one killer dystopian novel, and I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands on it when it comes out!
 

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Release date: May 3, 2011
Pages: 496

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


Sounds pretty darn good, huh?? What new or upcoming releases are you all waiting for on this wonderful Wednesday?


12 comments:

  1. Excellent pick! I read it a few days ago and it was just as great as the reviews I read made it out to be. Hopefully it doesn't let you down!

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  2. Just finished this and you're going to love it. A lot of books call themeselves the next Hunger Games, but I think this one may really be it. Great choice.

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  3. This one is definitely on my list as well! :)

    Happy reading,

    Jules

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com

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  4. This is an great and awesome book! Nice pick!

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  5. Hahahaha, amazing! Divergent was my WoW pick last week. You have some great taste! ;) I'm waiting on The Girl in the Steel Corset- it's steampunk-tastic!! :)

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  6. Eveyone seems to love this one. I'm hoping it will be a dystopian novel I actually enjoy.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

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  7. Divergent! I can't wait to read this book. Not much longer to wait. :)

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  8. Nice pick, must read this one.

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

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  9. I want to read this too! I want to find out what all the hypes about :)

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  10. I am SO excited for this one that I'm considering drive 8 hours for a signing. :-) Great pick! (Did you read the sneak preview of this on HarperTeen's website?)

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  11. I've heard a lot about this one! Hope you get it soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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