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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
by Veronica Roth

525 pages
Published 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.

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.

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After reading "Divergent" I had to immediately pick up this book. I HAD to find out what happened. And I wasn't disappointed.

Okay, so maybe I was disappointed, but only because the next book isn't out.

 While reading "Divergent," I didn't feel anything was missing. Sure, there were things we didn't know - or understand - but that's how I like it. Then, I read this. And I realized that everything, every SINGLE thing, built toward this book. There were things I thought were over and done, in "Divergent" that made appearances in "Insurgent" that I didn't expect, but which I can't imagine "Insurgent" not including. Some of those things I thought were in there for one reason, but I now know they were there for different reasons. So incredibly well done!

As with "Divergent," I can't bring myself to ruin "Insurgent" with any spoilers. It just needs to be read. By you. Today. I mean it, drop everything else you're doing and spend the day reading. It will make you happy!

5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I have yet to read this one. I don't know why I'm waiting so long, I absolutely loved Divergent. Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you rated it a 5! It must be good. Thanks for the sharing. :)