Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking The Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!
I'm waiting on Divergent by Veronica Roth!
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating 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 unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
So it was my wonderful blogger buddy Izzy over at My Words Ate Me who clued me in to this AMAZING looking book! (Oh and everyone should go check out Izzy's blog because its awesome!) I can't believe I hadn't heard about this book sooner. Its a dystopian, (my fav genre!) its got an amazing cover and summary, PLUS people are saying its as good as The Hunger Games! And you guys know how much I LOVE The Hunger Games. Anyway I definitely cannot wait till this book comes out on May 3rd!
Oh and Veronica Roth has a blog so you guys should totally check it out here. She's super awesome and only 22! Can you believe it? Yay for young authors!