Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Insurgent - Veronica Roth (Divergent #2)

This review will contain spoilers for those of you who have not read Divergent, blah, blah, blah. 

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.

After finishing Divergent, I was extremely excited to begin reading Insurgent, so I started it the day it came out (May 4) and sadly, I finished it about a month later. Now, I could blame this on my school crap - and yes, that was partially to blame - but there was just something different about Insurgent. It was a lot slower than I thought it would be. There were some bits of action here and there, but other than that, there wasn't much of anything. Most of the book was just political mumbo-jumbo and that's just not interesting to me. I have never, nor will I ever be, a politician.Something about Insurgent's plot was slow, and I couldn't dive right into it as I had done with Divergent. The major plot twist at the end had me reeling - in true Veronica Roth fashion. Overall, I'd give this book 3/5 stars. Hopefully all of the political nonsense is leading up to one fantastic BA ending. Although, I'm not sure that I want this series to end just yet...
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