So I'm a total sucker for this type of series. The Hunger Games by Susan Collins, was definitely what started it all followed by the MazeRunner by James Dashner. These are all great series that fall under the category of dystopia. I've become obsessed and I feel that so many series have come out that are focused on these types of worlds.
This story is again following a teen. I don't have a problem with that but like other series that are similar this is the common theme among this genre of books. The world is again set in the future and it's set in Chicago which is very exciting for me because it's my hometown so when they refer to buildings and streets I know what they are talking about!
The main character is faced with troubles that can possibly change how the world will function moving forward. There is alot of action. The action is not quite as intense as Hunger Games or the Maze Runner. I felt that there is more emotion involved rather then just fighting. Character development is wonderful in this story because you get so involved with each of the characters. You are fully invested in these characters by the time you are done reading the second book and you want to know what is going to happen next. Lots of times you feel almost tired with a series and sometimes think that there may not be a need for a third but with this series you are very excited for the next book. The books seemlessly flow into one another. There is no repetition but the author does a great job reminding you in case you may have forgotten a certain detail.
In this series there is a "bad guy" and there are mind simulations that challenge our characters. Each character has different fears and challenges to overcome difficult situations. You will get to find out what Divergent is and the meaning of it.
In case you were wondering there is a romantic relationship that develops. It wouldn't be a great series if there weren't! Sometimes this gets alittle annoying because the main character is such a damsel in distress. I feel there is no way in real life any guy would put up with so much crap but of course that's why books are better than real life!
Overall, this is a great story and will keep you interested in the storyline. Please do not be turned off that this is a young adult series because the author does a wonderful job of catering to an adult audience as well!!
Can't wait for the third one!!!