Friday, December 23, 2011

The 12 Books of Christmas -- #2

I've been counting down my 12 favorite books of 2011, and  today we are ready for #2. To clarify, these are book I READ in 2011; they weren't necessarily published in 2011. I have rated 18 books so far this year with a perfect 5 out of 5 hats. So my top twelve books were a bit difficult to determine. Book #2 is:
Divergent, by Veronica Roth

Click on the title to read my full review. Divergent had one of the most colorful, kick-ass heroines that I've ever read. The book is action-packed, but still has enough interesting plotting to make the story real. From my review:

Roth writes characters that just jump off the page. My heart pounded right along with Tris, and I felt her pain as she made a decision about her faction. All of the side characters brought out strong emotions – whether hate, love, heartbreak, or tension. She really gets you inside all their heads.

For dystopian lovers this is a must read. And for those who aren't quite sure, this book might make you a believer. Give it a try.

Feel free to link up your favorite books in the comments, if you want. Tune in tomorrow for number #1!

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  1. Divergent was definitely one of the best books I've read this year. I loved it so much. Great characters and awesome plot. I can't get enough of dystopian novels.

  2. Yet another excellent choice Annette. I can't wait to see what your #1 is!

  3. I am doing the 2012 Dystopian Challenge so thank you for reminding me about this one and the Westerfeld series (Leviathan is the first, right?)

  4. Divergent really surprised me and definitely surpassed all the hype surround it. Great choice for #2!

  5. I love this book, probably my favourite of 2011. Can't wait for book 2. :D

  6. I chose Divergent too! I would love to live in that world so much. Especially with Four!
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