Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser comes from a book that has been on my TBR mountain way too long. I got Divergent by Veronica Roth on June 16, 2011 with every intention of reading it soon. However, it kept sliding further and further down the stack as newer, shinier, or higher priority books arrived at my house. I finally decided that the time had come now that it seems everyone in the world but me has read the book.

Here is the description:
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.
Teaser:
"Statistically speaking," the Erudite boy next—his name is Will—says, grinning at me, "you should have hit the target at least once by now, even by accident."

8 comments:

  1. He's snarky. I haven't read this one yet, but I really want to. Great tease! Old follower :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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  2. Wonder what they're targeting to hit?

    I haven't read this one although it has been in my tbr list for a while.

    ai love books

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  3. I LOVED this book. Such a great read.
    Seeing this teaser makes me want to read it all over again.
    Here is my TT

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  4. Loved this book! Anticipating the third book.

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  5. Have heard a lot about this book -- will definitely have to look for it. My teaser

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  6. Nice! This was a really great read! And I normally go for paranormals!

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Divergent was surprisingly good! I can't wait for the movie!

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