Friday, March 28, 2014

Krystle's Review for Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Veronica Roth
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.

Holy WOW!

I seriously can't stop talking about this series, it's that good!

Insurgent picks up right where book 1 left off. Tris and her band of misfits head out to seek shelter within the peaceful walls of Amity. Only, shortly after arriving, they find themselves on the run again from the Dauntless Traitors and Erudites. Will they ever stop running away from what's happening and face it all head on ?? Ooooh yes...yes they will.

This book is pretty much action-packed, the whole way thru. At the end of Divergent we saw Tris and Tobias form a romantic relationship, in this book though, I feel terrible for Tris because she's having such a hard time dealing with what happened on the day of the “Simulation Attack” where she had to shoot her best friend, Will. It's definitely making her second guess herself, and putting a strain on her and Tobias' relationship. I wanted to snap my fingers in front of her face to try and snap her out of it!

She's not just a Divergent/Dauntless transfer anymore, she's a loaded cannon, ready to go off on anyone at any second, and she doesn't seem to care whether she lives or dies.

I decide to keep the shirt to remind me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.” --Tris's thoughts.

We learn a lot about the factionless and who their leader is, which, I didn't see coming. No-one did, except Tobias. I love how snarky Tris is towards Evelyn! Although it didn't seem like it in book 1, the factionless are going to play a major roll with what's to come.

I also have to say, the way that the factionless eat, hmmm, I'd have to reconsider that one, LOL!

When Tris and Tobias go to Candor's headquarters to find out what's going on, they're arrested on site, and forced to undergo interrogation under the influence of truth serum. Which is normal with the Candor faction, during initiation, initiates go thru the same process. Seems, if they get everything out in the open, why have the need to lie about anything? I felt so bad for Tobias while he was under the effects of the serum, and for Tris, talk about needing some therapy after something like a room full of strangers! But the things that Tobias says about Tris, had me smiling like a love-sick fool, lol! He may only be 18, but he sure is one heck of an Alpha. * snickers *

At least Tris is reunited with Christina, although not so much now on good terms because of what happened to Will. I really like Christina's character, and was glad to see she made it thru the “Simulation Attack”.

I could definitely keep going with this review, but I have to make myself stop here. I just want to say that I love, love, loooove this series, and I think it's brilliant. Total game changer with what goes down at the end of the book. Can't wait to see how it all ends in “Allegiant” !

I do know who you are. I just needed to be reminded.” – Tobias to Tris.

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