Monday, March 25, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent)

Blurb:
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.

Review by Jewelz
Insurgent was everything I hoped it would be after reading Divergent. The fast pace and twists and turns continued to keep me mentally on my toes and completely engaged in the plot. It was another book I just couldn’t put down and when it ended…oh my what will I do until the third book comes out? Perhaps I’ll have to re-read the first two and try to catch additional details, foreshadowing, etc that I know I missed because I tore through the book so quickly.

In this sequel, Ms Roth does a wonderful job continuing to develop all the elements of her dystopian world. We learn more about the factions as Tris and Four interact with each faction and even the “factionless”. Tris’ and Four’s relationship is stretched and tried as they face various struggles, including the influence of family members.  There were times I really wondered if their relationship was going to last. They both carry so much baggage and there are so many outside influences that their relationship is really put to the test (so to speak).As I was reading, I truly began to wonder if anyone was who I really thought they were. As in Divergent, the characters are well developed and three-dimensional. So many characters surprised me – not by breaking character, but by being so influenced and changed by experiences that they developed into characters different from how I had them “pegged”. This is only one way that the reader is kept intellectually engaged. There is great depth to this series and it is refreshing to come across it in today’s YA literature.

Source~ purchased

you can pick up the kindle book here 

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