Thursday, May 17, 2012

Insurgent (Divergent #2)

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

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.

**Disclaimer:  If you have not read Divergent this review may contain spoilers!!  Also, if you have not read Divergent go now!!  Get it!!  Read it!!  That is all!**

I've been finished with Insurgent for a few days now, and every time I sit down to write my review I draw a total blank.  Why?  I just can't seen to come up with words to explain just how intriguing I find this series.  I was afraid that Veronica Roth wouldn't be able to pull off book #2 with as much action and adventure as Divergent and still give us an amazing story, but she did just that.     

The factions are at war and everyone must pick a side.  But what do you do when you think both sides are wrong?  How do you betray the people you love and help the people you've come to despise?  And how do you live with yourself when you look in the mirror and see the person you've become, the person that watched her mother and father murdered and took the life of one of her best friends to save her own?  And as if all of this isn't enough to deal with Tris knows there are secrets all around her.  Who can she trust?  Who's working against her?  Who is feeding information to the enemy?  And most important, what is the secret that is so important that her parents were willing to die to reveal it?

Insurgent is full of action and adventure, love and betrayal.  Secrets are revealed that no one, not even the ones responsible for the war, could have imagined.  And the Divergent are at the very center of it all.  And, an ending so ironic it literally left me sitting there staring off into space with my mouth agape finishes off the suspense of Insurgent!  Bottom line:  This series is amazing! 

5 Stars *****

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