4.9 out 5 stars
Divergent was first published in April 2011 by American author Veronica Roth and is the first in a trilogy of young adult, dystopian novels set in a futuristic Chicago which has been cut off from the rest of the world by a giant wall. The novel centres around the narrating character Tris as she discovers that she’s Divergent – she fits into more than one of the five personality traits that make up the factions being ruled in Chicago. She has to hide her Divergence so moves to the faction Dauntless where she meets more challenges than she could have possibly imagined.
Where to begin with this?
Well, for starters, I wasn’t as impressed by this story as I was the other two. Especially the first novel, which I was incredibly impressed by and enjoyed almost as much as the Harry Potter series (which I hold on a very high pedestal).
I liked the story and the concept of it. I just don’t think it was well executed.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second instalment of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins and picks up where the first book left off with the narrating character Katniss Everdeen moving into the Victor’s Village in District Twelve having won the 74th Hunger Games alongside Peeta Mellark.