Saturday, June 21, 2014

Insurgent #2 by Veronica Roth

11735983Genre: Dystopian
Hardcover: 525 Pages
Published: May 1, 2012
Series: Divergent
            1. Divergent
            2. Insurgent
            3. Allegiant

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

            Crazy. Mind blowing. Frustrating. Ahhhhhh there was just so much going on. The world in Insurgent is much darker and even more exciting. Each chapter raises the stakes as the story continues with a fast pace. The characters in this book are much more alive and easy to connect with. They have grown so much since the last book, especially, Tris. she has become brave, independent, and strong. I truly admire that in a female lead. She didn't back down from a fight, she wasn't one of those airheaded main characters, and her attitude spoke through the pages.       

            The same goes for the plot. At every turn I was sucked right into the story. The pace was fast, there was lots of action and the fights were realistic. Some of the things that happened in this book I didn't see coming at all. You would think one minute a character is one of the good guys and the next you think they aren't. I really liked that most of the plot was based on the war and society, and not solely on the romance in this book. Don't get me wrong, the romance was amazing, but it didn't lose focus from the issues at hand.

            Tris and Tobias are together and fighting for a better future for the Divergent. Along the way they make new friends who want the same thing as them. They conspire, and make plans to take the city back and let everyone live freely. However, there are always obstacles in the way inorder to achieve something great. Tris and Tobias go through many rough patches and when they make it outside the wall, things truly start to get interesting. Overall, an awesome book to read. Lots of action, drama, betrayal, and deception. 

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