Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.
I just saw the cover this one yesterday and read the blurb on the author's blog. It looks incredible and I have a feeling-- I could be very wrong-- that it is going to be a popular choice this week.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
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 a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.
Gah, I wish I'd heard about this one two days before it's coming out because I can't wait to read it! I love the concept of dividing into separate sectors depending on what you're good at and what you plan to spend the rest of your life doing. All around, this looks like the type of novel that's going to have me gripping the edge of my seat while reading and not being able to read fast enough.
Divergent is out in May 2011.
I've got my Goodreads open in another tab, so now tell me, what about you? What are you waiting for?