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Insurgent: Collector's Edition (Divergent) (original 2013; edition 2012)

by Veronica Roth

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Title:Insurgent: Collector's Edition (Divergent)
Authors:Veronica Roth
Info:Katherine Tegen Books (2012), Edition: Har/Pstr C, Hardcover, 592 pages
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth (2013)

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I did enjoy this book....Even though it did start off kind of slow for me...It took about 4-5 chapters or so for me to really start getting into it.

The main issues I had with it though was the constant arguing, but after reading "The Reality Of Grief" that Veronica Roth wrote at the end of the book, kind of helped me understand the arguing between Tris & Tobias a bit more. Although this isn't much of a spoiler, there may be some who don't want to know even this small little bit. :-) And it did have its somewhat boring moments for me...so with both of those combined, that's why it got a 4/5 stars.

Some thing's were kind of predictable (1) because there is a third book out (2) Well...How else should it end up? lol

But overall, the book was good and once I actually sat down to listen to the audio (which I enjoyed the narrator) and/or read the book..I was able to get through it within "one sitting" (if you can call it that...Because I was multitasking as I was listening to it).

For someone like me who isn't into dystopian type of books, this one is giving me a little more hope that there may be others out there that could be just as enjoyable.

I still have yet to order Allgeiance and I'm not quite sure when I will because that book will be a total difference between my first two because it's still a hard cover and in Red cover. So, I guess once I am ready to order it...I will just have to deal with it. But, I'm not quite sure when I will be ordering it.. . :-) ( )
  obridget2 | May 14, 2017 |
I thought the book Insurgent would be a totally different book. It was very interesting and depressing in my opinion. Veronica Roth makes such good books and her books make you imagine what is going on. It was cool how many faction-less there were. I was interested why the Candor thought Four was controlling the attack. ( )
  Landon.B4 | May 10, 2017 |
It's just a bit shallow and superficial. I read it after the films so expected more. ( )
  mumfie | May 1, 2017 |
Insurgent...Insurgent reminds me of Mockingjay. Not the story but the tone and the feeling of Mockingjay. By the time I got to Mockingjay I was exhausted emotionally from The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

That's how Insurgent felt. Tris is exhausted. She's terrified. And yet she plugs on, like Katnis (although Katnis's PTSD is written so well in Mockingjay). I just didn't connect with it as much as I did Divergent. But again, I think maybe that that was planned. I didn't like the Factions before. Now there are no Factions and the world is in chaos and I still don't like it. I don't think we're supposed to feel comfortable.

Here's the thing: I'm reading the Partials series right now. With Partials I'm being entertained. I can relax while I read the book. With Insurgent I didn't relax. I knew something bad might happened and I worried about having to read that and having feelings about it.

That has to be a good thing, right? ( )
  wendithegray | May 1, 2017 |
I don't know. I read the thing. Lot's of teen angst where the main characters that are in love with each other seemingly fight the entire book. And there is a definite de-emphasizing of the biggest coolest part of the first book which is the whole factions thing.

But the writing is better - the emotions a little deeper - so in that respect it's a better book. But it still could have been so much better. With the introduction of the outside world you start to wander in the same old dsytopian novel that everyone - writes which is a negative btw.

There's a novel written by Samuel Delany called Dhalgren (definitely not YA!) that explores a city in ruins ruled by gangs. It's not a book for everyone - the sex portrayed is graphic - and the writing is oblique at best. And yet, the world he builds and the characters he creates emblazon themselves on your mind. The world built in the Divergent novels don't - but possibly could have.

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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
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I won't write a spoiler here, but Veronica Roth really has a way of wrapping up the end of the story while leaving the reader gasping at the revelation, and desperate to read more.
 

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Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.

-From the Candor faction manifesto
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To Nelson,

who was worth every risk
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I wake with his name in my mouth.
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Tris Prior survives the Erudite simulation attacks that occur during the time she expected to be celebrating her achievement of being ranked first among the initiate class of her chosen faction, Dauntless. Even though the Dauntless have been freed from Erudite mind control, a war develops and secrets emerge.
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"As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent 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"--… (more)

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