The Divergent trilogy is a series of three young adult dystopian/science-fiction books by Veronica Roth and published by Katherine Tegen Books. 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, Insurgent and Allegiant are currently available in bookstores.
- Main article: Divergent
The first book of the trilogy was released on April 25th, 2011.
Beatrice Prior, the main character lives in a dystopian Chicago where society is divided into five factions. Each faction dedicates 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.
Tris survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she stuggles to accept her new future.
Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever... because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.
- Main article: Allegiant
Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent Series, was released on October 22, 2013.
Tris and Tobias go beyond the gates of their city to find the shocking truth of their existence, and what Divergent really means.
- Allegiant follows the same trend as its predecessors in how the last syllable is pronounced, but does not end in -gent like them. It is also the first, and only, book in the series to be written from the perspective of a character other than Tris, in this case, Tobias/Four.
- All the titles in the series have 9 letters in the title.