Monday, March 3, 2014

Movie Monday [01]: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Just thought about writing a different post today. Instead of posting loads of review, I decided to feature something different. Something Book Lovers anticipate most of the time, especially when it is a very good book.

Movie Monday features a book that is going to be filmed soon. So, for my first Movie Monday, I decided to feature Divergent. Since, this is the most recent book I've read in which movie will be out this year.

What do I think of the book?

Though I've watched Hunger Games first before reading this one. I haven't got the similarity issues. Aside from they are both under dystopia genre, I can't see anything to compare them with.

I like the story of Divergent, I felt the grief of Tris parents after knowing she will be in a different faction, I felt how Tris wanted to belong and prove herself to her new faction, I felt Tris and Four's romantic moments and looked forward every chapter hoping for a progress.

The world building is definitely awesome, but I don't know if it is "just me" but I did imagine the Dauntless Headquarters to be under some sort of cave.  (My best friend told me that it was "just me". Oh well...)

Anyway, based on previous experiences from books turned movie. I don't expect much. I've learned how to NOT wish for the movie to be as great as I read... because it won't be! 

Nothing beats a good old book and your highly imaginative brains.

Don't forget to check out Divergent!

ISBN: 0062024035 (ISBN13: 97800624039)
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, 
Fantasy, Romance
Publication: February 28th, 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, 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 alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves... or it might destroy her.

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  1. I still have to read Divergent, heard so many good things about it.
    Great post, will you do a movie Monday every week now?

    1. Hey Myra,

      Oh my no, I might run out of movie to feature. ^_^ I guess I'll do it once a month.

      Thanks for dropping by! <3