Monday, April 23, 2012

Insurgent Countdown and Giveaway: 7 Days Left


  Hey, everybody! I'm sure a lot of you guys know that my favorite book ever is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I love this book so much, I'm afraid I'm going mad. In honor of the release of Insurgent (Divergent #2), I'm having a week of countdown posts! There are seven days until Insurgent will be released. Throughout these seven days, I'll be having a giveaway! You can get extra entries in the giveaway by commenting on the daily countdown post and tweeting about it.

   Today is Day 7! (Which is fairly inaccurate, so just pretend "Day 7" means "7 Days Left".)

   Today, I'll be talking about the characters of Divergent.

   Characters are an extremely important part of a book for me. If I don't like the characters, I usually end up disliking the book as well. I have to connect with them, or at least admire them. In Divergent, the characters were my favorite part.

   Beatrice "Tris" Prior is our protagonist. She is strong. She is fierce. She is vulnerable. She is smart. And I totally have a huge girl-crush on her. I love the character development in Tris. She starts out as a small, rather weak girl, afraid to break away from her family and strict life in Abnegation (the faction for the selfless). By the end of the novel, though, she's a kick-butt, powerful, no-nonsense fighter, ready to take on anything that comes her way. She also has a soft and caring side, one that makes her protect her friends and those she loves.

   Four is also an amazing character. He starts out as just a normal instructor. But as the book progresses, Tris (and essentially, the reader) notices that Four recognizes certain things. He's different. He doesn't buy anyone's crap. He sees through things. He's secretive, wise, thoughtful, and protective. Four has many, many layers to his character, and although we uncover many things about him in Divergent, I know that we'll find out even more about him in Insurgent.

   Jeanine is a villian that you can't help but hating. The things she does, the way her mind works, just her whole character--it's evil and horrible. She's selfish. She's scheming. And she's awfully intelligent, which makes things worth by tenfold. Christina, Will, and Uriah are all really great secondary characters. They truly care for Tris, and even though they're supposed to be competition to each other, they support one another. Veronica Roth can seriously write amazing, in-depth characters.

   The characters are only one out of a billion reasons as to why I love Divergent. Have you read Divergent? If yes, what did you think of the characters? Did you love them as much as I did? Who's your favorite?

   Day 6 will be about the romantic relationship between Tris and Four!

   Want to enter the giveaway for copies of Divergent and Insurgent? Leave a comment answering the questions above or tweet about the post, and fill out THIS FORM! There'll be a new form for every post, so check back daily!

37 comments:

  1. You may kill me now, Sophia: No, I haven't read Divergent yet! :(

    I know, I also want to scream to myself 'WHY HILDA WHYYY?' I've heard how awesome the book is, and I know everyone has gone crazy about the coming of Insurgent! I promise: I will I will I will! <3

    I also need to meet Four soon, I keep hearing how amazing, awesome, gorgeous, and swoonworthy he is! Well, time to prove it myself! <3 I LOVE your enthusiasm for this series, you persuade me to grab my copy NOW! x)

    Does the giveaway open international anyway? I can't find anything stated US only. :D

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  2. You may kill me now, Sophia: No, I haven't read Divergent yet! :(

    I know, I also want to scream to myself 'WHY HILDA WHYYY?' I've heard how awesome the book is, and I know everyone has gone crazy about the coming of Insurgent! I promise: I will I will I will! <3

    I also need to meet Four soon, I keep hearing how amazing, awesome, gorgeous, and swoonworthy he is! Well, time to prove it myself! <3 I LOVE your enthusiasm for this series, you persuade me to grab my copy NOW! x)

    Does the giveaway open international anyway? I can't find anything stated US only. :D

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  3. I have read Divergent and totally agree with you in the importance of characters in a book. If I don't connect with the characters, I most likely will put the book down. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/dg_molly/status/194418492286570496

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  4. Sophia! Don't kick me, but i haven't read Divergent yet. But I will. I promise. hehe

    Though I haven't read the book yet, I've heard a lot about Four. He is a popular choice for a book boyfriend so I have to say he's my favorite character. I can't wait to read that post about the romance. That is my favorite part about reading, discovering the love story. Though character development is an important part of that.

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  5. Yesss I have read Divergent! I really love Tris' transformation, definitely one of my fav YA protagonists. Tris and Four were great together, I loved that they were EQUALS and I can't wait to find more about him in Insurgent. Never going to get used to his...other name though, ha. Can't wait to see the rest of your countdown, Sophia. :)

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  6. Yes! I've read and loved Divergent and cannot wait to read Insurgent, counting the days :) I loved Tris and Four, they're so great together. And it doesn't hurt that Four is really hot :P Can't wait to learn more about him in Insurgent.

    https://twitter.com/#!/Cayce_23/status/194450745418989569

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  7. I've read Divergent and can't wait to get Insurgent! I think Four may be my favourite though I quite like Tris and Christina, too. I hope we learn more about Caleb. :)

    http://mobile.twitter.com/cannoteven/status/194473950523297793

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  8. I haven't read Divergent yet, but I desperately want to.

    https://twitter.com/#!/pinkbonanza/status/194482330084188160

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  9. I think I'll be reading Divergent this week, so I will let you know how it goes! And Yay! Just a week until you will have your hands on Insurgent :0)

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  10. I'm currently reading Divergent, I'm about half way through and I absolutely love it! The characters are amazing, I love each and every one of them, except the evil ones! :)

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  11. I have not read Divergent but I really want to!

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  12. I really liked Tris's spunk and determination, but I loved Four. He made me swoony ;]

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  13. Alas I haven't yet read Divergent. It is patiently waiting on my shelf for it's turn in my line-up. I should be picking it up soon, but review books come first!

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  14. i have read divergent and i absolutely loved it! i of course loved tris and four too : )

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      https://twitter.com/#!/bamayankee/status/194587361143816192

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  15. I read Divergent and am so excited to read Insurgent. I loved Four the best. He is a great character. I'm looking forward to learning more about Tris' brother hopefully. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I love the Divergent characters=) Veronica makes you fall in love with them...that is a sign of an amazing author!

    ansindt@hotmail.com

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  17. I loved Divergent and can't wait to read Insurgent! I would have to say my favorite character was Four. When reading I had those "He could be..." thoughts and then when I got the answer I was looking for I was super giddy!

    Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/erencich/status/194639866687008769

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  18. I haven't read Divergent yet but I've been dying to get my hands on it D: I've read so many great reviews on it.

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  19. I HAVE read Divergent. Oh my word, I LOVE it! It was one of my top 10 2011 reads, I loved it that much. I think my favorite character was Four. Not because he's "dreamy" or whatever, but because he's a well-written, fascinating character. He's intelligent, strong, caring and honorable. Basically, an all around good guy who just happens to be able to kick some serious butt. I can't wait to read more about him in Insurgent.

    Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! Love your post! :)

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  20. Yes I read Divergent and loved it! I have to say my favorite character is Tris because she is such a realistic character and I loved seeing her grow and develop. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I haven't read it yet. I like your post about the characters.

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  22. FOUUURRRRR!!! EEEEE, I am so excited for the release date of Insurgen though I've read it! :P

    Awesome post, Sophia! Can't wait for Day 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! ;) ♥

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  23. I love the characters the Veronica Roth has created! I LOVE FOUR AND TRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to be Tris, and I want to have a FOUR! :)

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  24. I haven't read Divergent yet but according to many reviews, the story seems to be great :)

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  25. I have yet to read Divergent, I was waiting for Insurgent to come out. Thanks for the giveaway! (=

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  26. I just started it. I've had it on my shelf for almost a year but I am always so far behind in my reading. It's great so far but I haven't picked any favorites yet. I'll try to remember to keep you posted. Thanks!!!

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  27. I loved Divergent too, it was definitely among my favourite books of 2011 !! Tris is an amazing heroine and Four is *swoon*, I just love him !! Can't wait to read Insurgent, I've already pre-ordered a copy so don't count me in the giveaway Sophia ... Great post :)

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  28. I loved Divergent and my favourite character from it would be Four. Tris is awesome but you know I have to swoon over the hot guy ;)

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  29. I have not read divergent but look forward to it immensly.

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  30. I loved Divergent!! My favorite character is definitely Tris, because she's so brave and inspring.

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  31. I loved this book, my favorite was Tris because is so fearless.

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  32. I think I'm one of the ONLY people left who hasn't read Divergent, but I'm waiting on Insurgent because I'm not very patient. (I know that I can't hold out until the third one.) :-)

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  33. I absolutely love Dystopians, and I've read Divergent, although I don't own a copy (borrowed from the library). Although I love Tris, I think Four has to be my other favorite. You can't help but love those two :D

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  34. I loved Divergent! I think I like Four and Tris equally.

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  35. The characters are definitely my favorite part in a book. Especially characters like the ones in Divergent! Tris and Four are so amazing!

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