May 1, 2012 by HarperTeen
Source: My Bookshelf
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.
Wow! Amazing! Loved it!
What more can I say. Insurgent was well worth the wait. Veronica Roth did an outstanding job with this second installment. I will admit to being somewhat nervous going in. The second book in a Trilogy can sometimes be a disappointment. The momentum can be lost and you are left with a shell of what could have been. Not in this case. Insurgent was brilliant...or at least in my opinion.
Tris continues to be one of the strongest female characters I have read in a long time. I said after Divergent that I was a Tris wanna-be and I still am...maybe even more so now. Tris goes through so much emotionally and physically in this book and never does she become lazy and whiny about poor Tris and why are all these bad things are happening to her. She approaches each new horrific occurrence with a somewhat level head...as level as one can expect really. No. She is not perfect. But she understands when she has made a mistake. She doesn't let it drag her down. She learns, she grows, she moves on. Okay. Yes she has scars and yes, she is gonna need some major therapy. But she is still one kickass girl. Gotta love her!
Then there is my Four(Tobias). He is still the same Tobias we all love. We get to know Tobias on much deeper level in this book and he still makes my heart beat just a little bit faster.
I always fall hard for a book that can make me feel. And this book and series continues to do just that. Not only are these two characters strong and have such a great connectibilty to them, but all of these characters do. Again, yes. This is a Dystopian. Yes, it is filled with death, destruction, violence, horrific events. But at its core, is love, our desire to be connected, to be wanted and needed. And even though on a whole the human race can be horrible to ourselves and each other, I like to think that in the darkest of times, we can also rise above.
Love and Hope.
On a side note? What about that ending?! I have to wait a whole year?? Really??
If you have not read this book or this series yet? Go! Now! No really. GO!!
Rating: 5+ Stars!!