Friday, March 7, 2014

The Divergent Companion by Lois H. Gresh

The Divergent Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the SeriesAuthor: Lois H. Gresh
Publication: February 18, 2014
By: St. Martin's Griffin
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The first companion guide to the blockbuster bestselling Divergent trilogy—soon to be a major motion picture

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Twilight Companion and The Hunger Games Companion, the book takes fans deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Veronica Roth—a dystopian Chicago in which humanity has organized itself into five factions, each with its own core value to uphold. At the age of sixteen, Beatrice Prior must choose to which one she will devote her life.

The Divergent Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books—the third book, Allegiant, publishes in October 2013—a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the trilogy's major themes and features. It’s everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book! This book is not authorized by Veronica Roth, Katherine Tegen Books, or anyone involved in the Divergent movie.

The Divergent Companion is a must-read and a terrific gift for the millions of fans both young and old—especially with the Summit Entertainment film version of Divergent, the first book in the trilogy, hitting theaters in March 2014.

*I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  

I'll admit, I got excited when I was offered to review this book for two reasons, 1) DIVERGENT is still one of my all-time favorite books despite the fact that I hated the ending of the series, and 2) I was expecting a book filled with lots of glossy pictures of this guy...

Wrong companion book. 

But that's okay, because this one is really good too! 
It's well written, informative and loaded with interesting facts even the most Non-Erudite person can get into. (If you don't know what Erudite is, then I can't help you.) It's an analytical behind the scenes look at the book and it's themes as a whole. It even has an aptitude test similar to the one Tris has to take in DIVERGENT. I took it and I'm still proudly waving my Dauntless flag. 

Fans who enjoyed the book or those looking for a more in-depth guide to the series should definitely check this out. 

Review also posted at YABC.


  1. Well, shoot. I was hoping for more pictures. *sigh* LOL. I did love the Divergent series (despite the ending. Grr.) and definitely enjoy these kinds of companion books.

  2. I almost bought this last week. I may have to pick up a copy since you liked it. :)

  3. Fun! I like the idea of a quiz. I would probably get Candor :-/

    Kate @ Ex Libris