Sunday, July 22, 2012

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Pages: 544

One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

My Thoughts/Review:
All I can say right now is Damn that ending. I want to know more right now. I can't believe I have to wait for the next and final book to come out to find out what happens. I love this series so much. It has everything I love about books and awesome series. I really can't say anymore about how much I love this series.

Anyway, let's get back to the review, Insurgent starts off exactly where it left off in Divergent as things were crumbling around them as they were leaving the city on the train. I know some people didn't like this because you do forget what happened in the first book and Veronica Roth decided to do this creatively on purpose so there would be no lag time trying to explain again what had already occurred. So here is a link to a post Veronica did giving you a Guide to Remembering Divergent. =]  The adventure continues right away and you go on such an emotional, physical, thought provoking ride with Tris. This book definitely didn't disappoint. You really feel for Tris and everything she has to go through. You get to see how Tobias and Tris's love gets tested and goes deeper than it was before.

I really loved the raw emotion that this book posed from Tris's point of view. You got to delve more deeper into her character and find out more about who she is. You get to experience through Tris all of the raw emotion she was feeling from guilt, to sacrifice, to forgiveness, to frustration, to determination and of course love.  The story definitely gets more action packed as Insurgent gets to its climax which is at the very last page. You think you have hit the climax but just wait and see because you haven't. I really wasn't expecting this story to go in this direction. There is no way anyone could really expect that. It is completely different from any where from when the series started. The story goes in a predictable direction but ends shockingly. You get to see more of the factions and learn so much more about them, which I really loved. The journey basically takes you to the different factions you haven't seen already.

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First the story takes you to Amity and you learn about why they are so peaceful and what they contribute to society. Then it takes you to Candor where you get to see how the truth serum works and what there faction really values. I really like how at the end of the truth serum the Candor would say "Thank you for your honesty", for some reason it gave me chills. Then of course you get to see Erudite headquarters because if you read the first book you should know that is where the story is heading towards. I really liked the Erudite technology used in the book and how they always try to think logically but that logic isn't always the right way of doing things in other people's perspectives.

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Veronica Roth's writing is even more spectacular in this book then the first. She weaves a story that goes from one event to the next that keeps you wanting more. And the whole time you really don't know which direction this story will turn. A lot of stuff happens in this book, which I don't want to giveaway too many spoilers, lets just say conflict does happen between the factions and it ends with even more chaos. There are a lot of shocking moments throughout this book that kept keeping me on my toes and the end shocker is definitely a big one. Really can not wait for the final book in the series. This series will be one of my favorites of all time. If you haven't read this series, what the heck are you waiting for. It is so awesome, you can not wait. Go pick it up now and read it. =]

Overall, I give this book:

Shocking Sequel to an action-packed emotional thought-provoking series. =]
5 out of 5 Stars
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  1. I didn't really enjoy INSURGENT as much as I enjoyed DIVERGENT, to be honest. I agree that I liked how we were told more about the different factions, and that more of DIVERGENT's plot was revealed, but that was it. I felt that the romance was a bit too much and Tris was always the damsel in distress.

    Anyway, INSURGENT was definitely fast-paced. Glad you enjoyed it! I'm also cursing the author about the ending. xP I can't wait for the third book!

    Great review!

  2. I just finished book and it was definitely AWESOME and its even more better than the first book.

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