Description: She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart. For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs. Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead!. A debut novel that will leave you breathless.
Review SPOILERS!!: Though I know I am “behind the times” by reading this book, I knew with the upcoming release of the second book —Insurgent— I needed to read it! Also,this review will probably be more spoilery.
This book really has a heavy Hunger Games feel at the opening of the novel, but don’t worry it’s not a rip off of any kind.
The main story arc is the tension building up between the fractions, with the Etruide setting everything in motion. But while all of that is going on you are put in Tris’s world where she had left her home and family to find herself, So most of the book you are with the Dauntless cut off from the main arc only to get bits and peices of what’s going on in Tris’s world as she does.
I LOVE the character development of Tris’s (Once she figures out who she wants to like so she can focus on other things) and all of the characters! I really like how you see the world through Tris’s eyes, and you kinda feel for her. The story it self is something special, though the first book had that “building up to something” feel.
A BIG BIG BIG thing I didn’t like about this book was the confusion on what love interest Tris was going to have for a while Tris gravitated to every guy she saw, and those certain parts in the book came off as pointless to me. Also as you read the book the “element of surprise” with the twists became more and more predictable. When the story slowed down and started to take a breather .. BAM TWIST. I know some people love that type of pacing, but after a while I felt like I was going in a circle.
Everything really starts coming together with the main story arc towards the end when Tris’s new fraction, The Dauntless, is taken over. Once again the pacing in the end was a little to WOAH! for me, and I had to re-read and backtrack sometimes. (REALLY KILL BOTH OF HER PARENTS … REALLY?!)
Overall, I love the story! The pacing was little off for me, but I see that being solved (MAYBE!) in the second book when we get some back story and questions answered!!
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