Monday, May 14, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth Book Review

Author: Veronica Roth   
ISBN: 0007442912 (ISBN13: 9780007442911)
Release Date:  May 1st 2012
Format : Hardcover
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance,
Science Fiction, Fantasy
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 Thoughts on the Book

The second book to the Divergent series wasn't as exciting as the first book, but it was good. It was more about finding a way for the remaining Dauntless to find out what to do next in a world were they have to live with what the Erudite had done to them. I'm already excited for the third book!
A surprising character in the book I found was Peter. He was the villain from the first book who you always knew was going to do something bad. It doesn't take long before you he think something is up with him. However, you're proven wrong when he saves Tris from the Erudite. Another surprising character is Tris. You learn more about her as a Divergent in this book then the last. You learn how none of the simulations or chemicals really effect her. Then you also learn who is a Divergent that has been keeping it a secret. Tobias also has a few secrets of his own in this book that you learn as well. Not to mention the sudden confrontation between his father and himself, which will make you surprise that he would even do that to his father.

The relationship between Tris and Tobias starts of great. Even with everything happening around them they find time to still be together. As you continue to read you see that Tobias is getting more and more worried for Tris, even telling her if she plans to put herself at risk again he will dump her. Of course, she does put herself at risk again, but he doesn't follow through on his threat and still loves her. Though you will enjoy hearing that she does tell Tobias that she loves him and I'm glad for this. They are a cute couple and it's about time that she tells him she loves him!

Insurgent picks up immediately where Divergent left off on. Tobias, Tris, and the rest of the group are running from Erudite/Dauntless traitors, going to Amity compound in hopes of them acting like their fraction and giving them a place of refuge. They stay there to figure out their next course of action, but when the Erudite and Dauntless Traitors arrive at the Amity compound, they knew they had to run now or risk getting caught. It doesn't take long though before the figure out a plan of action which involved running off and splitting up so they don't get caught. Tris, Tobais, her brother Calab and Susan all make it to the tracks where they soon escape onto a train. They find themselves with the fractionless people who are planning to put a stop to the Erudite who haven't given up in trying to control everyone. It doesn't take long though after a meeting with someone from Tobias's past to make them run to another fraction, which is the Candor. At the Candor, they through a test to see if they can be trusted. They also find other Dauntless, who weren't traitors. Things heat up when the Dauntless traitors and Erudite attack the Candor compound. The story continues to get worse then better as you continue to read. I don't want to spoil to much so I won't say what happens next. Then the ending will have you so surprised and jaw dropping that you would want to read the next book right away. 


The follow up cover for Insurgent is just as beautiful as the first cover design. This time is shows the tree which showing hints of what was in the book. I even just notice that below is a city with a train which I find very beautiful placed there. The title in the middle under the tree symbol and the author's name right below that makes it even more better in the overall design. The designer of this cover did good to capture the whole book.

I highly recommend this series and I will be looking forward to the third book of this series.

4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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