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Monday, September 7, 2015

Review: Insurgent

Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Dystopia
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Audiobook: 11 hours and 22 minutes
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Source: Free from e-Library

Book Description

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.

Review

Welcome to the second installment of the Divergent series.  I am going to try my best, like I always do and not give away any spoilers.  I am going to try.  NO PROMISES!
I read Divergent (review here) back in January of 2014 since it was the book club's book of the month pick.  I had heard a lot about it and was pleasantly surprised I liked it.  With the big time gap between read Divergent and this one, it was great to have a recap in the beginning but something was off/different.  Now that Tris is wiser, stronger and in love things just seemed different.  It was almost like a different writer.  
This book was filled with a bit of story twist and turns that I didn't see coming.  There were also a few things that were laugh out loud funny.  Which is a nice change of pace from all the drama of war going on.  I liked this one but not as much as Divergent.  I honestly can't put my finger on it.  I think it might have been a few small things like there is a full on war and no one knows anything at all.  They think they know but they really don't know.  You know?  I need a few facts about this war.  I hate comparing this book series to the Hunger Games but there was a clearer enemy with District One.  I said I would not give anything away but I just want a clear antagonist or something.  I was a bit annoyed they don't keep running and moving on.  And what is up with Tris doing stupid stuff?  Not going to give it away so let me stop here.  
I read a few reviews on Goodreads for this book and I have to agree I have no idea why Tris starts calling Four Tobis.  I liked the name Four and it's meaning.  Is she trying to prove she is closer to him than everyone else by calling him by his real name?  Hmm!  I wonder.  
The narrator Emma Galvin is the same narrator as before and I think she is the bee's knees for sure.  She is Tris and will be her forever.  Excellent!    

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Recommendations

I recommend this book to older teens due to some violence.

Challenges

This book is number 14 in my Audiobook Challenge
This book is letter I in my Mocha Girl 15 Reading Challenge
This book is number 28 in my Good Reads Reading Challenge

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