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Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #01)by Veronica Roth
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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.
"In this edgy debut (definitely not for the fainthearted), first in a trilogy, promising author Roth tells the riveting and complex story of a teenage girl forced to choose, at age 16, between her routinized, selfless family and the adventurous, unrestrained future she longs for. Beatrice 'Tris' Prior lives in crumbling dystopian Chicago, where citizens are divided into five factions — Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite — depending on their beliefs, passions, and loyalties. When Tris forsakes her Abnegation family to become one of the wild, fearless Dauntless, she must confront her deepest fears, learn to trust her fellow initiates, and guard the ominous secret that she is actually a Divergent, with the strengths of multiple factions, and is therefore a target of dangerously controlling leaders. Roth's descriptions of Tris's initiation process are as spellbinding as they are violent, while the tremulous romance between Tris and her protective and demanding instructor, Four, unfurls with heart-stopping tenderness. For those who loved The Hunger Games and are willing to brave the sometimes sadistic tests of strength and courage Tris must endure, the reward is a memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away. Ages 14 — up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
In Veronica Roth's debut novel, Divergent, a perfect society unfolds into a dystopian world of electrifying decisions, stunning consequences, heartbreaking betrayals, and unexpected romance.
For fans of Rick Yancey and Marie Lu, Undertow is book one in this much-anticipated, genre-breaking, breath-catching new trilogy for teens from New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley in which a 16-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors march out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island.
In Cia's dystopian society it's an honor to be chosen for The Testing. But its not enough to pass the Test. Cia will have to survive it.
In this intriguing YA sci-fi novel, Cade discovers that the only thing harder than being all alone in the universe is being Entangled.
In the sequel to Awaken, seventeen-year-old Maddie's fight against the digital life has become personal.
In this high-octane, mind-bending thriller, Mal and Laura, two teens, must fight an enemy known only as the Old Man who is intent on gaining absolute power. If they lose, every human being in the world will be under his control. But to win, Mal and Laura may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The hugely anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as wildly entertaining.”
For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earths remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. Its about to get worse.
No one yet knows the depths to which Earths conquerors—the Others—will sink in order to rid the Earth of the human infestation, nor have they guessed the heights to which the human spirit can reach. Characters introduced in Book One will come to the fore—and others will face the ultimate test.
Readers will watch in awe as the Others give their answer to Cassies defiance.
Praise for The 5th Wave
Just read it.”—Entertainment Weekly
A modern sci-fi masterpiece.”—USA Today
Wildly entertaining . . . I couldnt turn the pages fast enough.”—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
Nothing short of amazing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Gripping!”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book.”—The Atlantic Wire
Perfect for fans of the dystopian settings of The Hunger Games and Divergent, the gripping second installment of the Slated trilogy is a riveting psychological thriller set in a future where violent teens have their memory erased as an alternative to jail.
Kyla has been Slated—her personality wiped blank, her memories lost to her forever. Or so she thought. She shouldnt be able to remember anything. But increasingly she can—and shes discovering that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life and wants her help, she thinks shes on her way to finding the truth. But this new knowledge lands her in the middle of a tug-of-war between two dangerous adversaries, and despite her misgivings about both of them, shes forced to choose a side for her own protection.
About the Author
Veronica Roth graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in creative writing. While she was a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become Divergent instead of doing her homework. It was indeed a transforming choice. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth lives near Chicago. Divergent is her first novel.
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