Book Giveaway: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Here's a fun book giveaway you'll want to check out.  Rebecca Berto over at Novel Girl is giving away a copy of Insurgent by Veronica Roth.  This book is the sequel to Divergent, the first of a young adult dystopian trilogy.  Since synopses from sequels usually spoil the originals, I'm including the Divergent blurb from Amazon [with asides from me].
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). [Does this sound like the Houses at Hogwarts to anyone but me?]  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 [or] being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.  [Not even a thinly veiled Hunger Games scenario.]
Judging solely by the synopsis, it seems Ms. Roth rode The Hunger Games tsunami all the way to the top of the New York Times best-seller list.  Twice.  (Even the swirly cover evokes the HG look.)  That being said, I liked The Hunger Games.  My #2 son didn't think I would (a subject for another post).  Maybe I'll like the Divergent trilogy as well.

So, hop on over to Novel Girl's giveaway page, enter the drawing, and see how right (or wrong) I am.  You have only one more day to to it.  The drawing ends on July 6th at 12:00 am.

1 comment:

Weaver said...

Ugh. I keep hearing good things about this book. It's on my reading list . . .