The Divergent trilogy is a series of three young-adult dystopian/science-fiction books by Veronica Roth and published by Katherine Tegen Book. It is set in the future of a dystopian Chicago. The society is composed of five factions, where members of each faction dedicate themselves to the cultivation of a particular virtue. Divergent and Insurgent are currently available in bookstores.
- Main article: Divergent
The first book of the trilogy was released on May 4th, 2011.
Beatrice Prior, the main character lives in a dystopian Chicago where society is divided into five factions. Each factions dedicate themselves to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). During the Choosing Ceremony which happens once a year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. She joins Dauntless and leaves her family behind while at the same learning about a dangerous trait she has, Divergence. Beatrice renames herself "Tris" as the highly competitive initiation ensues. In the end, she completes initiation and is accepted into the faction. The world is thrown into chaos however, right after initiation when Erudite takes control of Dauntless and wages a war on the rest of the factions resulting in near annihilation of Abnegation.
- Main article: Insurgent
The second book of the trilogy was released on May 1st, 2012.
- Main article: Allegiant
This is the last book of the trilogy and it is confirmed by Veronica Roth that the book is named "Allegiant" It will be released on October 22, 2013.
- Allegiant follows the same trend as its predecessors in how the last syllable is pronounced, but does not end in -gent like them