Insurgent

Author: Veronica Roth

Main Characters: Tris Prior, Tobias “Four” Eaton, Evelyn, Marcus Eaton, Jeanine Matthews

Fave Quote: “You die, I die too.” Tobias looks over his shoulder at me. “I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.” ~ Tobias

Synopsis

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.

Review

Divergent was number one on my best reads of 2011 list—and it appears that not only I agree to that. It’s an absolutely amazing read, and trust me when I say that Insurgent (though I thought could never be possible) transcends Divergent.

Insurgent is the second book to the Divergent trilogy. The story takes place in a dystopic Chicago, and starts an hour after the last event in Divergent. The plot focuses on how the factions are starting to crumble. They start taking sides and plan an attack against the Erudite, the faction responsible for the mind controlling simulations.

The characters are pretty much the same. Tris, the protagonist, experiences a battle with her enemies, and herself. It’s heart wrenching to see her struggle with the guilt the pulses inside of her and the confusion on the true meaning of sacrifices. She witnessed a lot of deaths in the first novel, and somehow this had broken her. The way Roth described her fears, thoughts, and feelings, were spectacular. I could almost feel it myself.

The events were perfectly paced, and beautifully written. The narration was fluid and the dialogues were marvelous; they just float off the page! The romance was to die for! I am officially in love with Tobias—will make every girl single girl in the world wish that their boyfriend is as brave, as attractive, as smart, and as loving as him. Action and combat scenes were very realistic with Roth’s amazing description.

For me, the ending signals whether the book is good or not; I think of it as the book’s last chance to show me why it’s worth reading. And Insurgent surpassed my expectation. It had me begging for the next book! The ending was awesome, and has enough mystery to hook readers and let out an agonizing cry of both excitement and exasperation… since we all have to wait a year for the next book. 😦

Rating: 5!!!!!!!!!

Insurgent was stupefying! Twists on every page turned, breath-taking romance, hard-core battles, and startling revelations. THIS BOOK IS TO DIE FOR!!! A nominee for Best Reads of 2012! Recommended!!! 🙂 

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