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Genre: YA Dystopian
By: Veronica Roth
What's it about? Picking up where the first book in the series left off, the breakdown of a faction-based society, urban warfare, scientific experiments gone torturous, and what makes people tick.
Why did I pick it? I read Divergent last year, enjoyed it, and wanted to see what happened next. Also, I downloaded it onto my Nook as a beachy-fun-vacation read for our trip a couple weeks ago, but we were so busy taking long walks in the sand, playing with the baby, and staying up late laughing with my extended family that I didn't even open it!
Who will like it? Yeah, it's in some ways your typical YA that's going to appeal to typical YA readership--young girl is the only one who can save the world, adventure ensues, dash of romance. Feels like a lost cause with a glimmer of hope. But here's the thing--Roth does characters well, zeroes in on questions of identity, and seems like the kind of person you could geek with about your MBTI results and StrengthsQuest categories. What I mean by that is, if you like characters, thinking about what shapes identity, and that kind of nerdy stuff, you'll probably enjoy this series.
Judging a book by its cover: Can you for this book? Absolutely! The swirling symbol looks like change and unrest over a murky cityscape. Kinda sets the tone for the whole story.