Insurgent

Title: Insurgent (Book 2 in Divergent Trilogy)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen – HarperCollins
Release Date: May 1, 2012

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.

This book left me speechless, and not just at the end – there were times in the action, in the relationships, in the thoughts and occurances that just left me shocked to the core, and then angry, and then ecstatically happy. It is a complete and thrilling roller coaster of a book that made me love every character even more than before.

Tris and Four (Tobias) are, of course, my absolute FAVORITES!! But despite their strong personalities and amazing qualities, there were times in this book where I wanted to bang their heads against each other and make them both apologize. And I think that this really only happens with characters I like, who have almost everything in their romantic relationship – that is, except for communication. If they weren’t so afraid to talk to each other, then EVERYTHING would be so much easier. Of course, the tension just strings me along a little more, so it is a good thing on the author’s part; it’s just a tad frustrating as the reader to notice and not be able to do anything about it.

Also, the plot itself, with action, sorrow, giddiness, and worry, helped me to read this book in a day. I couldn’t help it – chapter after chapter I just didn’t notice, and I had to know what happened next. Everything flowed one into another, with Tris’s voice and thoughts characterizing the plot so that the reader just flows along with it, going where the book will take him or her. Roth did an amazing job with the second book; I can’t wait to see what she does in the third! Especially with this breath-taking ending!

So, if you’ve read Divergent, you should know that I think the third book is even better than the first; if you have not read either, than what on earth are you waiting for? Get this book soon! And love it every bit as much as I did.

~Yours Truly

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