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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (2013)

by Veronica Roth

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Series: Divergent (2)

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I love this series soooo much, wish they would make a film of it too! ( )
  RoseyEm | Jul 14, 2016 |
This starts where Divergent leaves off to the exact minute. It carries on the story of Tris and Tobias and what is happening in Chicago with the factions. You learn more about the past and the crazies like Jeannie who is trying to control everyone. Also you learn more about the Divergent people. Looking forward to the last installment of the series. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Reading this book made the issues I'd had with Divergent make more sense. This starts right where Divergent finishes, and they can be seen as a single long story. The world makes a lot more sense when you get to the end of Insurgent, and there is more to be explained in Allegiant (I haven't read it yet, so I cannot be sure whether or not things are explained).

I like Veronica Roth's writing style. She keeps me wanting to keep on reading just to find out what is going to happen next. Stuff is trailed as a teaser and I want to crack on through the story to find out what happens next. I hadn't intended to read both books back to back, or even all of them right away. I picked up Divergent to read a little of the first chapter to put it into priority order in my to read pile. I ended up finishing it a few days later. Same with Insurgent.

The writing style aside there's a reason I haven't given it five stars. Some of the world still doesn't make sense to me, although now there are signs that this is deliberate and not sloppy world building. However until I read the end of Allegiant I'm not quite ready to give the benefit of the doubt or the fifth star. ( )
  jmkemp | Jul 5, 2016 |
Not quite as good as the first, but still a very good book that continues to explain the storyline. I felt that the love story wasn't as good in this book, but like how it gets reconciled in the end and I am impatiently waiting for #3 to come out. ( )
  TerriBowles | Jun 26, 2016 |

“We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”

I think I enjoyed this more than the first because we got the tense situations of group choosing out of the way, ditching some of the clique stuff that I found annoying. Since there's no trials in this book as part of the Dauntless house, I wasn't maddened by that either.

That leaves the main character Tris, accompanied by love interest Tristan and some fellow comrades from various houses, to group together and try to destroy the foe who wants to crush them all. We go from tense plot moments where characters are betrayed, surprised or intrigued - to some more frustrating moments where bullheaded characters irritate me once again. The ending...well, I'm not sure where it's going but I have an idea, and I'm not sure how well it will work without giving it a chance in the third novel.

Roth writes well enough; she keeps it simple and easily digestible, even if some of the dialogue is overly interrupted. Characters have some mood swings that grow trying but overall they're decent. I'm not in love with any of them - including not being wholly convinced of the rope-tight bond between Tris and Four - but it was clever to have betrayals in the camps among friends and saviors from standing foes.

There's some emotional down time but not much angst, and it works with tense moments when I wasn't sure how the character would get out of the situation. Due to this, it's easy to keep reading and hard to put down. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
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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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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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