Divergent: Paper or Plastic?

I have been on Goodreads.com a lot the past week because my righteous spectacular magnanimous kindred spirit friend type person, Karen Nelson, has started a new book club group that I am pretty excited about. But this post is not about that.

It’s about me perusing Goodreads and checking out the Goodreads 2011 Book of the Year Winner: Divergent by Veronica Roth. I read the synopsis and guess what? It’s Dystopian YA and even though there is only one right now, the next book is due out next Spring. Could this be the next Hunger Games trilogy I’ve been searching for? I went onto Amazon and read the first two and a half chapters and I dare say IT IS!!! YAY!Rapture! Joy! Expectation!

Here is the book description:

Series: Divergent | Publication Date: May 3, 2011
One choice can transform you. Pass initiation. Do not fail! Thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut from exciting young author. In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions — Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) — each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.

If you are intrigued, here’s a link to the Amazon page for the book so you too can read the first few chapters and possibly find yourself a new book obsession just as I have:  http://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Veronica-Roth/dp/0062024027

Also, here’s a link to Veronica Roth’s personal blog,  veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/

Check out her November 23rd, 2011 post, “The Break Up Letter”, written to her Macbook Air, I laughed out loud about 12 times on that one.

By the way, a little more snooping around to find the pictures to put on this post and I discovered a rumor that she already has a movie deal on this first book in the trilogy. Double awesome.

SO, my real question is this: Now that I am definitely going to buy this book should I A.) Kill a tree and feel the surge of enjoyment by splurging on the Hardback copy or B) Give the greedy pigs at Amazon my money so I can download it instantly to my new (still free) 3rd Gen Kindle? BTW, if I buy the Kindle copy, I can only lend it out ONCE. How I do love to hate you Kindle.

What do YOU think? Shall I kill a tree or support Greed?


4 thoughts on “Divergent: Paper or Plastic?

  1. kbnelson says:

    “Ignore the bird. Follow the river.”
    If you think you’re going to love this book and read it over and over and sigh with happy thoughts every time you see the cover and stroke it lovingly beneath your pillow every night, then buy the paper copy. Kindles are smart, but decidedly NOT cuddly.

    • l4nm4rs says:

      Well, I bought the Hunger Games trilogy on kindle. I loved it but there is too much stuff to read to re-read it. With Kindle though, you can’t re-sell anything. Maybe I’ll be really old school and check it out from the library. I do know that if I buy it I want the european paperback version instead of the american hardback. I like the cover design better.

      • l4nm4rs says:

        By the way!!! I just figured out how to check out kindle books from the library and so am currently reading The Knife of Never letting Go by Patrick Ness. Been wanting to read it for a while and so glad I started it, it’s pretty awesome, I know you would really like it. I couldn’t find Divergent on the library’s ebook selection though, so I may have to wait. Come to think of it, I’m just gonna go on line now and put an actual copy of it on hold. All this indecision drives me mad!!! Why do I over think something so ridiculous as a $10 purchase?!? Good Lord, I need help.

  2. Did you change your blog background? Wicked. As a struggling, starving new e-published author, buy the e-version. Not that Roth cares because she’s making cashy money no matter what. The paged book is dying breed, my friend. Some day you’ll want this on your Kindle. Trust me. (Man, I should go to work for Amazon, huh?)

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