May 1, 2012
Harper Teen; Young Adult, Dystopia
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.
My Take (Little to no spoilers)
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ this book!!! So much so that I finished it the same day it was released. Well to be fair I could not sleep that night. I woke up at 2AM and was like ” Really?? Why am I awake? My mother told me that when you wake up in the middle of the night God is trying to tell you something. So I prayed read my bible and still not sleepy, so I decided to read Insurgent, #BadIDEA. After reading the first chapter I was hooked and next thing you know my alarm is going off and its time for work #SAD. Every break I was reading, and finally during lunch i finished it. Did I mention that I <3<3<3<3 this book. Now to my “review”
Insurgent is book#2 in the Divergent Trilogy, you can read my review here. The book picks up right where Divergent left off. I would describe this book as “the road to the truth” . We learn a little bit more about Four/Tobias’ life before Dauntless (including his mom). We learn why the Erudite wanted to take out the Abnegation. We see a whole lot more of the factionless including old characters. And what is beyond the fence. There is WAR, DEATH,LIES,SECRETS and more questions by the time you get to the end. But its a great read! I look forward to next year (AHHH) when book#3 is released.
I loved the relationship Tris and Four have, Its realistic. Relationships aren’t all hugs and kisses especially when your high school aged (trust me I know) and I appreciate Veronica for trusting us with that understanding.
Tris has become such a confident kick butt person and i must say I’m proud. She thinks for herself and trust her instincts, although her selfless thinking sometimes made me wanna kick her.
“Blood maybe thicker than water but too much bad blood will kill you” -Me
“It isn’t about you,” she says. It’s a gift. You cannot earn it, or it ceases to be a gift”- Amity woman (Reminds me of the gift of salvation through JEsus dying on the cross)