Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian, fantasy, romance
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: ebook                     Pages: 544
Series: Divergent #2
Sources: Gift

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 Thoughts: 

The Cover: I really, really like the cover for Insurgent, with the tree above the city. I can't even describe it, but it reminds me of the tree of life, which is one of my favorite symbols. Maybe, the tree suggests hope?
The Plot:  This is another story that has just gotten better as it went along. An amazing plot that kept me on the edge of my seat and reading into the wee hours of the night. I just needed to know what happened next. So many surprises and things I just could not have predicted; this series is a wonderfully written adventure that I never want to end.

The Characters: Characters continue to be amazing. Tris and Four continue to be my favorites, although there are several times in this book that I want to kick both their asses. I guess everyone has their moments and these moments make all the characters more real and more loved or hated. Returning villains and friends continue to be well written and true, although some villains have become even more villainous, if that is possible, and sometimes its hard to tell if someone is truly a friend or just waiting for an opportunity to strike.

Is it Worth Reading?:  Again, yes! Without a doubt. Insurgent was an amazing adventure, that I couldn't read fast enough. This series has totally distracted me, even from some of my usual television programs. I highly recommend Insurgent to readers of dystopian, fantasy, and sci-fi and give it 5/5 crossbows laced with a purple poison for Janine Matthews!!

ETA until I can crack Allegiant: 10, 9, 8, 7.....

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