Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Author: Veronica Roth
Goodreads Rating: 4.58
My Rating: 5 Gold Stars
Pages: 530
Reviewed by: Nicole

AHHHHHH. I couldn't wait for this book, and although I have other dystopians calling my name, I decided that this book needed to be read. Like yesterday. It took me two days to read this book only because my eyes did that thing that happens when you read too long, they got super blurry and I couldn't see anything, but then I got to finish it. You can check out my review of Divergent here. Insurgent hits stores today, May 1, 2012.

Goodreads Synopses:

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.

Check out my review after the jump.
Ugh, I wish I hadn't read this book now, I wish I had waited because now all I want to do is devour the last book! I really think Roth out did herself with this book. I found Tris dealing with PTSD inspiring as she tried to handle everything thing that happened. It is my understanding that this book covers about the span of a month? Whatever, it doesn't matter because it was great!

The romantic in me loved how Four and Tris' relationship got deeper. Granted there were ups and downs in this book, but my favorite scene is when she wakes up after a nightmare and she goes to his room, he looks at her, knows something is wrong, and just shifts in bed to make room for her, saying "Come 'ere". I LITERALLY AWWWED OUT LOUD! It was too cute. His love for her is ever reaching and it never ends, even when ohmygodiwanttotellyoubutitotallywont. 

I found my opinion changing about some characters as this book went on which was great learning to love and hate new characters. We have a similar cast to the first book, but then we add some great new people like Leah and more of the yummy Uriah. We also get to learn more about Four (Tobias) and his family and his past which helped to develop his complex nature. What I also loved was his re-entering the fear simulation now that his life was different.

Even though this book was 530 pages long, I could have read it in 5 hours straight if I had the chance. It was so quick that it was nearly painful because I didn't want it to end. I got to the last 100 pages and went "Shit." because I knew it was almost over and I didn't want it to end. My mom's co-worker who was there as I sat and read remarked that I was completely loving it, I was giggling and yelling when people did stupid things and aww-ing at the appropriate times.

My biggest problem though was that Tris and Four had a total lack of communication and I think that them telling each other the whole game plan would have made a lot of things easier. Her not wanting to talk about Will was totally understandable, I'm not sure I would be able to explain to my boyfriend that I killed one of our good friends to protect myself even though he was just a mindless zombie.

I would recommend brushing up on events from the first book and who certain characters were because I had a hard time remembering who was who was who. I couldn't remember who Marcus was (Four's Dad) and who Peter was and why we didn't like him (there was that one time he attacked Tris and stabbed a guys eye out). All in all, it was a great book and I'm so glad that I got to read it.

I was joking on twitter before I read the book that "I had an MRI today, they told me I'm fine, but that I am #Divergent" which made me smile and the girl I was with give me a look that said I was totally nuts. But it happens when you're a fan, and trust me, once this goes to the big screens, its going to get a lot of fans.

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about reading it, obviously a little later than you.....she hasn't even given us a date yet for the third book!! :( I love Tobias and Tris, thank goodness (SPOILER) they worked things out at the end of the book....and WHAT A CLIFFHANGER!!! I was so confused. Loved it!!



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