13/06/2012

Intro to Bob's Beautiful Book Club / Divergent Review

Ok so I know that this is usually my space for all my ramblings about beauty and make up and superficial things like that, but I thought I would try to add in a new series of posts - book reviews. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a complete geek at heart, fair enough a geek with amazing make-up, but none the less a geek. I LOVE TO READ! And after a few of my friends text me/Facebook'd me with book suggestions for them I thought I should incorporate it into BBB. I read a range of books from romantic girlie loved up books to badly written ones like Twilight to of course the classics! I thought I would keep you guys updated with what I'm reading especially now so many people are jetting of and fancy reading as they lie  beside the pool! (I cannot wait for this, I usually get through about four novels on a week holiday). In addition you lot can recommend back, it kind of like a super stylish online book club! :-)


When I get into a book I usually can't set it down, and normally am complete absorbed in whatever world I am reading about. Recently when I was doing my exams I downloaded a new book onto my Kindle as a complete procrastination method. But oh my goodness, this book is amazing! Said book is Divergent by Victoria Roth. I was that obsessed with this book I sat  up the night before my exam to 5am just to finish it (I highly do not recommend this). Basically if you loved The Hunger Games you will love this, or like me you are a sucker for a love story you also need to read this. It is the first book in a trilogy, the second is called Insurgent and is just as amazing, and I am impatiently awaiting the release of the final book.

It is set in dystopian Chicago where everyone is split into five factions, each representing a different value, Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The novel follows the life of Beatrice Prior who has to choose her faction aged only 16. This book expertly covers love, friendships, humour, battle, mystery and so much more. I usually choose novels that I can to relate too, and somehow I found it so easy to find myself in Beatrice's shoes. I don't want to write too much to spoil it, as I read it now knowing what to expect and was incredibly happily surprised. 

It is classed as Young Adult, but I will soon be passing it onto my younger sister Rachel as I know she will be just as obsessed as me (she's 15). Would I rate it higher than the Hunger Games? (seeing as everyone is comparing the two) If I'm perfectly honest I would have them at the same level, but I do not think the Divergent trilogy is getting the recognition it deserves! 

Happy reading :-) Please leave any book suggestions below as I move through novels super quick and will be looking for something new soon!

Love Robyn xo

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