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Monday, May 14, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

One of my MOST ANTICIPATED books of the year! I was so excited for Insurgent to come out, it was all I could do to keep from stalking my UPS guy. Seriously. So...so y'all want to know what I thought of it? Oh, wait, first...

Here's the summary from Goodreads: 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.


What I Liked: 1) Insurgent spins you on your head. Everything you thought you knew about the factions, those just go out of the window when you are reading Insurgent. I mean, okay, they still mean the same thing. But...there are some chilling things that go on in these different factions that I never would have guessed. It's like, oh, so that's why the Amity are so peaceful...Seriously. This was completely unexpected and I loved that it was all, the world is not what it seems....oooooo! 2) I loved not only being surprised by what was going on in some of the factions, but learning more about the factions in general. Especially Amity and Candor, since it seems like those were the two that were a little less talked about in Divergent. 3) Tris and Tobias. I love these two together, although their relationship is kind of...odd in this book. I think we learned some new things about both of these characters based on how their relationship was developing and how they were reacting to each other. 4) The action. Expectedly, there was a ton of action in this book. A lot of it was different than the things that Tris and her fellow initiates experienced as part of Dauntless initiation, but some of it was also similar. And what I really liked was seeing people from other factions do some of these things. Is it possible that EVERYONE has a little DIVERGENCE in them? 5) The ending. Oh, that ending! You learn something on the very last page and it's just jaw-dropping. I'm so excited to see where that turn takes us!

What I Didn't Like: Caleb. Did anyone else want to punch him in the face?

Overall Thoughts: As if it was possible to improve on something that was already full of awesome, Insurgent takes the Divergent trilogy to the next level. There is even more action, a deeper knowledge of the characters, and just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing (but not so many to make you dizzy!) If you haven't started this series yet, I don't know what's stopping you!

My Rating: 5 shots

4 comments:

  1. Okay, so now I'm very curious about this book - especially about the factions. Great review! :)

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    1. Thank you! There was definitely a lot of new stuff about the factions that I was learning! I think you'll be surprised!!
      Courtney

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  2. I'm very excited to read this :)

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    1. I hope you get a chance soon!!
      Courtney

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