Saturday, July 7, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, Bk. 2)
Author- Veronica Roth
Published- May 1st, 2012
525 pages
Purchased on my own

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.--Goodreads

Please keep in mind this is the second book in the trilogy! There may/ will be spoilers!

Wow! How did I wait so long to finally read this book! I feel like the last person on earth to read this book. I was soo nervous to start this because I had this awesome memory of Divergent and I would have hated to ruin it if this book turned out not so great. No worries though, my feelings of this series are even stronger than they were before!

I love that they continued with the cover trend. I adored Divergent's cover with the in-your-face Dauntless symbol and the subtle city skyline. They made this cover equally as good.

Within the first chapter of this book, I was already completely invested in the story. I will admit that I was really lost. I read Divergent about a year ago, so I had trouble recalling what was going on. I probably should have re-read Divergent, but oh-well. Regardless, I still eventually figured out what was going on.

Tris continued to prove to be the awesome character she was in Divergent. I adore her bravery and over all toughness in the many situations she faces in this book. She was charismatic, and completely lovable.

Four is by far my favorite character in this book. I can totally picture this tall, brunette dude who is totally ripped, running to save the day. Who wouldn't want one of those to fantasize about while reading?!

This book had TONS of action. There were secret meetings, killings, escapes and just a general crazy amount of awesomeness. This book was suspenseful and always had you on the edge of your seat.

My emotions were all over the board while reading this book. I felt betrayal, jealousy, sadness, and joy along with all of the characters. Very few books have ever made me as emotional (not sad emotional, but bipolar emotional) as this book.

Overall, I LOVED this book! I cannot wait for book three to come out. Hopefully it is as fantastic as the first two. If you have yet to read Divergent, you are missing out!

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