Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Teaser Tuesday # 84 ~ Divergent by Veronica Roth

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:


(Divergent #1)

Veronica Roth

First - The Blurb:

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each 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. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being 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 to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating 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 a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Second - The Teasers:

Tease 1

“You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl." I roll my eyes.

"Not claustrophobic people, Tris.” 

Tease 2

For a few minutes we kiss, deep in the chasm, with the roar of water all around us. And we rise, hand in hand, I realize that if we had both chosen differently, we might have ended up doing the same thing, in a safer place, in gray clothes instead of black ones.

Tease 3

“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.”

It took a while for this one to work its way to the top of my TBR pile but it finally made it. Yay! With the movie due for release here in Australia later this week, I wanted to read the book first.

I really enjoyed the story so I'm hoping the movie is equally as good. Watching the trailers, I think Tris (Beatrice) and Four (Tobias) look like they have been well cast. Here's hoping.

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below!


  1. I am still debating whether or not I should read this series. Great teasers though!

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  2. The third teaser is my favorite quote from the book! Great pick!

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  3. Great teasers!! Loved this series!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  4. Fab teasers!! I SO have to read this series!

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  5. I loved this book and the movie. Great pick.

  6. Ahhh yay! Divergent is awesome and I love the moments you shared! The movie is great and I hope you enjoy!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  7. These are perfect teasers! I LOVE this series, and I adored the movie as well. Hope you will, too! Happy reading -- thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. Ooh, this is one still sitting on my shelf, Marilyn. Now you have me kinda salivating! *ha* Glad you're enjoying it. :)

  9. Awesome teasers! I still haven't read this myself! Hopefully one day!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace