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Rachel and Rebecca, Tremendous Trilogies

Tremendous Trilogies, Volume Eight.

17.09.13 | Comment?

It’s been a while since we did one of these but there have just been so many other exciting topics that needed to be covered! Like Nicola’s brilliant guest posts! (check them out here and here)

In honour of the movie coming out, volume eight of Tremendous Trilogies is Veronica Roth’s Divergent. The trilogy takes place in a dystopian Chicago where society is divided into five factions. Each faction is 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.

book cover courtesy of SyndeticsDivergent

In the first book we are introduced to heroine Beatrice Prior who’s torn by the faction decision she has to make. Stay with her family or be 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 threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves or it might destroy her.

book cover courtesy of SyndeticsInsurgent

Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris must continue trying to save those she loves – and herself – while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grow. In times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

book cover courtesy of Syndeticsand the yet to be published Allegiant (October though, not long to go!)

Spoiler Alert!! The faction-based society is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

You can reserve it by clicking on the title 🙂 Hope you enjoy!


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