Sunday, May 18, 2014

sunday edit #3


I have to admit. I've been on a young adult novel kick. two weeks ago it was the fault in our stars which I still can't get out of my head. This week it's Divergent. I devoured that book in a week. The only reason it took me that long {hey, to my credit, it is a big book} was because this past week was a bit crazy and hey, I need my sleep!

Luckily for me, I have seen some of the divergent movie trailers, so I had an idea of what most of the characters looked like. Let's all pause a moment and talk about Four...oh.my.gosh. Theo is not normally my type of guy {I'm a talk, dark haired, brown/green eyed, glasses wearing kind of guy girl} but that man is gorgeous and makes a great Four.
“I have something I need to tell you," he says. I run my fingers along the tendons in his hands and look back at him. "I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you, though."
"That's sensible of you," I say, smiling too. "We should find some paper so you can make a list or a chart or something."
I feel his laughter against my side, his nose sliding along my jaw, his lips pressing my ear.
"Maybe I'm already sure," he says, "and I just don't want to frighten you."
I laugh a little. "Then you should know better."
"Fine," he says. "Then I love you.”

Veronica Roth created some crazy, amazing and well-rounded characters for her Divergent series and I cannot wait to read more.
“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.”

I absolutely loved the overall themes of the book. While it mirrored The Hunger Games series, it posed a fascinating difference. Instead of districts like THG, Divergent has factions. Each faction is based on morals and beliefs. The main character, Tris, starts in Abnegation (Selflessness) and ends up in Dauntless {bravery}. She ends up there because she chooses. When you become of a certain age, in the series, you get to choose where you want to be. What makes you, you.
“Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me.

But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her.”

The book captured my attention and I found myself sad to dog-ear a page at night and put it away. During the day, I couldn't wait to get home to start reading again.

I have a feeling that the other two books will be just as amazing, and I cannot wait to see the movie!

Sorry for the week delay in this Sunday Edit! Last week was Mother's Day and it was a bit busy here!
photo from weheartit

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