Saturday, May 19, 2012
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
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
As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of Divergent. I shove it every student that asks me: What's a good book to read? They all love it, just like me, and hounded me to finish Insurgent so that they could get their hands on it.
Now, no one can throw anything at me. I liked Divergent better. I did. NOT that Insurgent wasn't great. It was. It was completely different from the first book. There were a lot of great twists, a lot of things better explained, and I was generally happy with it. I mean I read it in two days while preparing for Prom and maintaining my full time job. I think I just fell in love with Divergent.
So what did I love about this book? Four. I am having a hard time calling him Tobias. Not sure why, but he definitely seems to want to be called Tobias in this book. Which is fine, my boyfriend is allowed to do that. He takes on a really strong leadership role in this book, and he kind of does it blindly, because of a certain somebody's influence (not Tris) and that surprised me. But then I remember he's like 18 and somewhere in that awesomeness of his character, he has to have a flaw.
I really hate Marcus. I mean, I hate him.
Tris, this time around, was the same, bull-headed, a little too fearless for those around her. I love it. She's my new Rose. She did have the fatal (OK not so fatal) flaw of being super insecure and reading into too much of her boyfriend's actions and ultimately letting it effect their relationship. IT'S sooooo annoying. Come on Tris. He's smart, hott, intelligent, brave, clearly loves you. So he's got baggage with his dad, wants him mommy, but in the end, she should know Four/Tobias is reliable. I did. He should date me.
The brother - GASP!
The ending, can someone email me about the ending. I don't get it. Either, I missed something or I don't get the "big" secret - or rather why it was so heavily guarded. Explanation needed from fellow bloggers!
In the end, go out and read this. If you haven't read Divergent - we are not friends until you do. It's that good.