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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

525 pages, YA dystopian
Divergent #2


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.

My 2 cents

OMG!!!! This book was so amazing, even better than Divergent!  I am sitting in here in shock having just finished it, and have things ever changed in Tris's world!

This book was action and excitement from start to finish.  Tris learns so much in this book--mostly about herself, but also her family, Tobias, and the other factions.  I love how she is able to figure things out while everyone else seems to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off!

We get a lot of character development in this story, along with a whole crop of new characters.  Veronica finally teaches us what its like to be in Amity!  As this is the faction I am assigned to (for fandom purposes), I have to tell you, I'm not so enamored with Amity anymore!  Can anyone say drugged hippies singing Kum Ba Ya?  

Tris and Tobias's relationship go so through much in this book, mostly because Tris is going through so many things--having to shoot her friend, Will, and the loss of her parents.  Everything is chaos, both with herself, and her world.  

The best part, I think, was the ending.  I had my suspicions what was really going on, and I was right!  That's always nice when you figure out all the clues!   This book leaves us with so many questions about society and ourselves.  I love how Veronica doesn't tell us what to think, she tries to let us figure this stuff out on our own.  There are no easy answers, because we are human, and we are imperfect.  

My only complaint--now I have to wait until September of next year to read the conclusion!  Wonderful Read! 5 stars!


  1. You're Amity? I can't remember what I was when I took the quiz. I think Erudite? So I'm really evil, right????

    1. LOL
      Well, not all of the Erudite were evil...just the leaders! So if you're not a leader, you're good! ;)

  2. I wish this book translated into Indonesian soon.


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