Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Review #24 [Insurgent by Veronica Roth]

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.

 *spoilers from Divergent included; strong felt curse words too* : )

Today we'll be discussing the second book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. 

you guys. YOU GUYS. THIS BOOK. 

Talk about an emotional ride. We return back with Tris and Four after the disastrous turn-out between Erudite and Dauntless members. After both of Tris' parents died and the death of Will, Tris is dealing with the overwhelming guilt that is gnawing at her. She's facing the cruel fact of how her world is turning out right before her eyes. She's loss. But even so, Tris continues to fight and fight; she continues to search for answers and never give up. Brave and strong but selfless and thoughtful. Dauntless and Abnegation. And, I have to say I absolutely LOVED HER because of that.

Four - in this book - is dealing with being reunited with his estrange father, and we all (those who read Divergent) know how difficult that must be for him. Oh man, we see so many sides to Four, it's amazing. I mean there was this one part with his dad in the cafeteria in front of everyone. HOLY SHIT GUYS I TEARED UP. It was so...sad. ;~~~;  and NOT in a good way. Both Tris and Four kept holding back from one another. Ugh, I just wanted to scream at them to just talk! They had a good amount of arguments in here, that yet again I wanted to scream. Frustrating in a way that I don't want to throw a few punches. It's a good feeling...

The relationship between the two is amazing. It felt so real, just the way they were with each other. They have this quiet magnetism to them. It's not about the physical, well not only. But, more on the emotional level. I have to admit in Divergent, it just felt like they were using each other as a crutch and nothing more. But, it definitely develops into something more in Insurgent. Not only that, but they have both grown (esp Tris) so much that they have officially taken a spot on my hero/heroine fav list. XD

Now, let's talk about the secondary characters. But, my favorite irriating one! PETER! Peter surprised me here, with the "certain" thing he did. I was like WHOA. I totally did not see that coming. Roth does such a good job with keeping you on your toes about these characters. I mean damn it, you don't even know who to trust and YES that includes Tris and Four! 

{Caleb. MOTHERF***ING CALEB. I-I CAN'T. I really can't....}

-_______________- Anyway...

At the very end, I gasped. Quite a shocker, I have to say. I can't wait to see how this information is used.

Insurgent is action-packed, emotional, and the suspense will kill you! If you can, take the time to give this series a chance, it's a joy to read.

Rating: 5/5

"In their enthusiasm for conflict resolution, the Amity have apparently forgotten that meddling creates more conflict," says Tobias (Four). "If we stay here much longer, I am going to punch someone, and it's not going to be pretty."
 Caleb and Susan both raise their eyebrows at him. A few of the Amity at the table next to ours stop talking to stare.
"You heard me," Tobias says to them. They all look away.

LOL I loved that part. 


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!! I heard so many people say it wasn't as good as Divergent so I'm really happy :D

    1. yeah I know! some say it was boring and nothing happened? and I'm like are we reading the same book?! lol but I guess to each his own



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