Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Book Review ~ "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Purchased by me
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: May 1, 2012

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

My thoughts: The first battle has been waged in Divergent, but the war is just beginning. The Dauntless faction has been split, the leaders from Abnegation murdered, confidences betrayed, and loved one lost. Secrets that destroy a nation are slowly revealed.

The struggle to determine the truth continues in this book. Triss is on the go from the first to the last page. Her divergence doesn't let her fall into the patterns presented to her, she is driven to get to the bottom of the conflict and end it once and for all.

This book takes a closer look at the faction lifestyle presented in this dystopian world. It sifts through the people, do they choose faction over truth? Do they choose family over faction? The pros and cons are uncovered and loyalty lines are drawn.

I enjoyed the emotional battle in this book. Triss at age 16, is placed in a position that is not enviable. She has to sift between the truth and lies. She has to discover what it means to trust and to love. She has to learn to forgive and to forgive herself.

The romance is tumultuous in this book. Triss and Tobias have many trust issues. Learning to let go of preconceived notions is hard for them, but it is what is needed for their difficult life.

This is another book that I read quickly. I was caught up in the dystopian world and I'm looking forward to reading. Allegiant.  This book contains violence and kissing.

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