This is a really good series that I found to be more intriguing then the Hunger Games. And yes, I did just say that. Enjoy my reviews!
So, the series kicks off with Divergent, which is set in the future. Basically, it follows the story of 16 year old Tris, who lives in a city where all the citizens are separated into 5 factions (groups) based on their characteristics: Candor is for honesty, Amity is for peace and happiness, Erudite is for smarts, Abnegation is all about selflessness, and Dauntless is for bravery. When you turn 16, you have to choose a faction to live in for the rest of your life. If you don't, you become homeless. I won't spoil anything, but it's pretty interesting to figure out how Tris's journey unfolds with the faction she picks, and figuring out who she is.
The second book in the trilogy, Insurgent, follows the continuing story of Tris and Four and how they handle the faction system falling apart. A lot of important decisions were made in this book, and it was a fairly good read. Quite a bit happens in this one, and there are a few tiny slow parts, but you have to push through for the heart wrenching finale.
This book blew me out of the water, which would explain the cover. I literally read this so darn fast because it's such an incredible book. Gosh, when I got to the ending, I was honestly crying. Here's the story: I was reading this book in the car when I finished, and just started weeping. My mom looked over at me, did a double take, and said (~=my name) , "~~~~~~~ are you crying?" "Yes" "Over what? That book you were reading?" "Uh huh" "Wow, that must've been a really good book" "It was. That's why I'm crying. I got emotionally attached to the characters" "Wow. I hope that you can write something that affects your readers as much as that book did to you." "Thanks mom, I hope so too." So to sum up this book, if you don't read it, I will come to your house and make you. But first read the other two ;)