Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
2012, HarperTeen
Series: Book 2 of Divergent

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.

The Good: No middle book in a trilogy syndrome for this series. Action completely drove this book. The plot kept moving forward, moving us towards the final book. That really shouldn't have to be said, but a startling majority of middle trilogy books are place-holding fluff. Roth takes the story deeper, allows the characters to grow, learn and experience good and bad to shape them into who they need to be. And, my lord, the ending was amazing. Seriously, truly, must read the next book immediately, amazing. I honestly couldn't tell you whether I loved Divergent or Insurgent more, and I LOVED Divergent. I am truly impressed.

The Bad: Nothing at all. Absolute perfection.

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