(I had to wait to write this post as my hosting services with GoDaddy were expiring and I wanted to switch from GoDaddy to DigitalOcean which is much better in my opinion.)
All three written by Veronica Roth, I didn’t know she was only 25 years old (two years younger than me) until right now looking at her Wikipedia page but I’m not surprised. You can tell through her writing style that she is young. The plot is sincerely a youngsters kind of fantasy, not incredibly in-depth, and the turns or should I say lack thereof of twists, gives her away as a novice writer.
But that’s not to say that this series wasn’t a fun fast read, Veronica Roth probably has some more books in her too, so that’s exciting. A little like the fifth book in the Harry Potter series, with lots of teen infatuation and character development is at a bit of a standstill only progressing with conflicts that are based heavily amongst their interactions in love.
The concept of the society described in the books is interesting but could have been tied in better between the books. Felt like the first book was really written at it’s inception to be a standalone, with the secondary books just lazily struggling to incorporate loose ends to make them all work together as the same universe. Introducing many new characters to make the second and third books’ plot progress further than it could have gone with the original set.
I honestly just started this series because it felt as if it was going to blow up like Hunger Games and I was correct! As I started the third book, I saw a trailer for this new movie that was released earlier this year Divergent(2014). I haven’t seen it, maybe probably won’t see until it’s released on HBOGO or Netflix, but if I do I’ll more than likely update this post with my thoughts on the movie.