I know–I’m on the slow boat when it comes to reading these books! My-sister-in law raved about them when they first came out, but I was reading something else at the time and then just never got around to picking these up. Overall, I recommend the series–check out more detailed reviews, below.
Synopsis from Amazon: One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.
Review: This one was my favorite of the 3 books and definitely kept me up past my bedtime. It’s a plot-driven page-turner, with lots of suspense and action. The writing itself is frills-free, and I think that is part of what makes it so fast-paced.
Synopsis from Amazon: One choice can destroy you. As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Review: Insurgent was not quite as fast-paced as Divergent, although once I got into it, I had a hard time putting it down. I didn’t like this sequel quite as much as the first installment, probably because I wanted a little more depth from the characters. Still, I recommend reading it!
Synopsis from Amazon: One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? This third installment in the series follows Tris and Tobias as they battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and their selves—while facing impossible choices of courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
Review: This is where things get complicated. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, but I didn’t love Allegiant. I found it slower-paced than the first 2 books, but kept reading because I wanted to know how the story unfolded.