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message 1: by Giselle (new)

Giselle This is a great book. Such a fun ride!


message 2: by Dija (last edited Sep 28, 2011 08:13AM) (new)

Dija I really look forward to reading it since I've heard so many great things about it. :D


message 3: by Anzu (new)

Anzu The Great Destroyer I have a feeling I'll be disappointed by this lol


message 4: by Mariya (new)

Mariya Finally! You're starting this! =DDDDD


message 5: by Dija (last edited Sep 29, 2011 02:45AM) (new)

Dija @Anzu: To avoid being disappointed, I'm trying really hard to keep my expectations low. Hope it works for me. :/

@Mariya: Yep, I'm finally gonna figure out what all the hype's about, LOL! :D


message 6: by Anzu (new)

Anzu The Great Destroyer Well Dee I'm really trying but bit by bit it's shaping into something strange O.O


message 7: by Mariya (new)

Mariya @Dija: So then are you liking it?? Just wait til you get to the part towards the end! Crazy shit happens! Haha!


message 8: by Dija (new)

Dija @Anzu: I'm not feeling the same way, but I'm also not where you are right now so that could be the issue. I find myself liking this book, but it's not love just yet.

@Mariya: Yep, I'm really enjoying it so far! I like seeing the development in Tris as she goes from being selfless to dauntless. :D


message 9: by Mariya (new)

Mariya Loved this book, as you can tell by my 5 stars! Haha! Now I just gotta get Miss Vain to read it. Hehehe!


message 10: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN Hey! Hey! Hey!!! What's up, I saw my name and had to say hello! :-) Yes Mariya, I do need to read this one. I'm not even sure why I haven't read it yet. :/


message 11: by Dija (new)

Dija I agree with Mariya, Miss V, you must give this book a try! It's simply amazing. :D


message 12: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN I Plan to! Very soon, I promise. Many of my GR friends have had wonderful things to say about this book. I'm sure I will love it too.:-)


message 13: by Dija (new)

Dija I sincerely hope you do! And then we can all fangirl over Four together. :D


message 14: by Giselle (new)

Giselle Oh I'm so glad that you liked it! I realized but it never really clicked it that no, there is NO love triangle! huh!!


message 15: by Dija (new)

Dija And I really hope it stays that way! There's no need whatsoever for a new love interest to be introduced, and I hope that doesn't change!


message 16: by Mariya (last edited Sep 30, 2011 07:22AM) (new)

Mariya Yes! Miss Vain, READ IT! In an interview Roth said so had no plans for a love triangle when asked. YAH!

So glad you liked it, Dija! I am in love with FOUR! =DDDDD


Aly is so frigging bored I am liking your review for Ian(he's mine, stop using his picture!*batting eyelashes*) :D otherwise I am not impressed with what this book is about :)))


message 18: by Dija (new)

Dija That's great to hear, Mariya! I'm so glad an author out there seems to realize that there are more ways to make a book interesting than to simply add in a love triangle.

No way, Aly, Ian's MINE. You need to get over him. :P


Aly is so frigging bored nice try :D He's mine


message 20: by MISS VAIN (last edited Sep 30, 2011 09:47AM) (new)

MISS VAIN Dija & Mariya-Yes, I'll order it today. I really thought I had already purchased this book, but I guess not.:/. I also have heard that I would love Four, I don't quite understand who number four is but I sure look forward to finding out.:-)

P.s. Dija, you just know a book is going to be wonderful when you pick like twenty five quotes to "like" from the book.;-)


message 21: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa I just drooled all over my computer.

(Oh, and awesome review.)


message 22: by Mariya (last edited Sep 30, 2011 03:00PM) (new)

Mariya @Miss Vain: Four is awesome! OMFG! Four! I want! And Dija saying the I love you discussion at the end was soooooo perfect! Roth really does know how to write! I'm dying to see what happens next!

My book was a gift! Best gift I ever recieved like EVER!!!


message 23: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN No worries Mariya when I receive it in the mail I will read it for sure, Cat recommend me this book a long time ago and now that you and Dija say I will love it I'm sure I will.


message 24: by Dija (new)

Dija @Alyssa: LOL, yes, Ian does seem have that effect on the female gender. :P And thanks! :)

@Miss V: Yep, you'll love Four! He's awesome, and quite different from most YA leads. He reminds me of Dimitri from VA. :D

@Mariya: Ikr?? I read that passage at least 3 times, I was so happy! I tend to hate I-love-yous when they happen in YA because they're usually highly unrealistic, but the one in Divergent was simply perfect!


message 25: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN Oh how can I pass up a man (with a silly name) that reminds you of Dimitri Belikov? Sounds like a lil slice of delicious man heaven....;-)


message 26: by Dija (new)

Dija If you think Four's a silly name, just wait till you find out his real one. It's horrible. Bad names aside, though, the character himself is AWESOME!

And yes, I wish someone had used the Dimitri analogy on me, because then I'm sure I would have read this book a lot sooner!


message 27: by Mariya (new)

Mariya OMG. It was like I was waiting and exited to hear his real name and then the moment I've been waiting for was utter disappointment. His real name is meh. I prefer Four a lot better. Haha!


message 28: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN Well soooooo many of my favorite books have men and women with weird names, I mean "Terrible" I've come to love that name because I love him but seriously that's a silly name too! ;-) So I can live with silly names. Lol

The Dimitri comparison was an appropriate choice to make me really interested in Four.;-)


message 29: by Dija (new)

Dija @Mariya: I sort of figured out who Four was long before Tris did, so I didn't have any illusions about a hot name or anything, but it was still disappointing.

@Miss V: You're right, Terrible's a dreadful name too. Sometimes I really wish authors wouldn't try for unique names and stick to the simple, beautiful ones.


message 30: by MISS VAIN (new)

MISS VAIN Dija-I agree stick with simple, however I cannot imagine Terrible having any other name.


message 31: by Mariya (new)

Mariya I'm with you on the unique names idea, Dija. Sometimes it makes me mad the names of some characters in books I read. One thing sometimes I can't pronounce it and through the first few chapters I spend more time trying to get the name pronounced correctly. UGH! And sometimes. I go seriously?! you're gonna use that name for your main character?! And sometimes the name really actually sucks or may be cheesy.

But Terrible is HOT so he's forgiven. And his name isn't that bad. Some names that are unique work and some just don't


message 32: by Dija (new)

Dija Well, I can't really say anything about Terrible as a character one way or the other, so I'll leave you two to judge his character. But while we're on the topic of unique names that work, I LOVE the name Chess!

And Mariya, I have the same problem! If I've never ever heard of a name, and it reads weird too, chances are I'll probably spend the better time of reading trying to visualize how all the characters are saying said name with such ease. Completely distracting and unnecessary.


Aly is so frigging bored How can you people like books with characters that have crappy names?! I don't think I can do that :D Crappy names, covers, titles get to me... I can forgive kind of anything in a book, but not the names, those put me of.


Samina ~ Escapism~ I could not stay away fromthis discussion!LOL
First of all fantastic picture Dija.This fellow is totally drool worthy.Even if i haven't read the book but from this things I have heard so far he will me a perfect Four.

I do have an obsession with names.However so names are unique and they should be.a few times the charcater names have put me off reading a book and then after reading it realisng I should not hvae prejudice with names.Howver terrible is a fantastic name and I love it. Another name that annoyed me was 'Pritkin'It sounds like a crisps for god's sake! But his full name it sooo boring so I might as well just stick with Pritkin.Another one is when names are spelled wrongly on purpose - Faythe.After reading 5 books it still sort of bothers me.
OK i have finished my rant.


message 35: by Dija (last edited Oct 01, 2011 09:11PM) (new)

Dija @Aly: Most of the time, the character with the crappy name isn't mentioned in the synopsis and when s/he's introduced in the book, I'm usually already too involved with the story to do much more than just rant. But yes, names and titles and especially COVERS matter a lot to me!


message 36: by Dija (new)

Dija @Samina: I've seen that pic a million times, and it never gets old, LOL. I love me some Ian Damon!

And you must read this book, Samina! It's amazing! :D

And you're sooo right on Pritkin! I hated his name, and I still do. And ditto on the wrong spelling part as well. I had that problem with all the BDB brothers. How the hell is Rhage supposed to be pronounced? Is the h silent or does it really sound like a rumble, the way I pronounce it?

And other unique names that work - Bones! I always found it funny when readers mentioned "Cat & Bones" but it fits perfectly now. :D


message 37: by Heather (new)

Heather The quote you have is one of my favorite from the book!


message 38: by Dija (new)

Dija Ditto! I loved it when Tris said it, it's so significant for the overall story. :D


message 39: by Ronyell (new)

Ronyell Awesome review Dija!!! I loved the fact that there is no love triangle in this book too! They can be so tiresome sometimes!


message 40: by MRB (new)

MRB You had me at "no love triangle" :) Excellent review, as always!


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