Now, for my opinion on the two books:
Divergent was the first book in the series of which I am now in love with. I always spent my free time savouring every word, and I found myself feeling as if I was the main character. Reading Divergent made me braver, in a way; and stronger. It gives the reader the reassurance that they can be anyone, no matter what circumstance you may be in. Veronica Roth basically let me into her world of fantasy, and made it seem real to me. I found myself going down to the basement without turning the lights on, just because the setting of the book takes place mostly in the dark, and I gradually got used to it! I enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it to others who might be interested in the thrill of suspense, bravery, and strength.
What did I think about the characters? The plot? The setting?
Veronica Roth gave such a detailed description of each and every character, that I could see them as clear as day in my mind. It wasn't hard at all to try and create an image of them just from words, because the author made them so easy to picture! When I watched the movies based upon each book, I was shocked to see that the characters from the movies looked exactly as I had imagined them! Detail in stories is crucial, and it matters more than one might think!
I remember being exactly six pages into Divergent... I was in awe. The suspense started right away, and I knew what was going on with the story. Detail was scattered across every little sentence I read, and I got the whole movie planned out before I even watched it! I was able to follow along with the story so well, that I was flipping pages faster than the speed of light! Each problem had a solution, so that I could tell the story was going somewhere, and that not a moment was wasted. Most importantly, I love how the book is written in first-person-view. Knowing what the main character is thinking makes everything easier to follow!
The Dauntless compound was my absolute favorite location in the book! I loved how it was described as a crazy system of dark tunnels, pits, climbing walls, gyms, dorms, and railings. Most of all, I adored reading the paragraphs of which new scenery was revealed. I know I've mentioned it at least a thousand times before, but the detail Veronica Roth puts into each sentence astounds me! I'm guessing the time period in which these books take place in are around some point in the future, even though the author never really classified that. There are simulations that hack into people's minds, there are computers in rooms with no electricity, and projections of digital messages that appear from thin air! If only we knew how to do those sort of things today...
Would I recommend these books to others?