Review: Insurgent

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Insurgent is the second installment of the Divergent Series written by Veronica Roth.

 

insurgentSynopsis:

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.

Review:

Okay, so I wasn’t originally going to read these books, but after doing a teaser about it, I caved and bought all the released books….and they are AHHHMAZING!! For me; this series reminds me of the Hunger Games and Host, if nothing else but because society is sectioned off and those sections a in different job groups and behavioral tendencies, and because being different is dangerous, especially with the government hunting you down.

It’s after initiation, and right when Tris and Four can finally be together and think its safe, their world explodes around them. Friends are enemies and enemies skirt the line between the light and dark. Tris throws herself into her mission, trying to rid herself of guilt, not caring about her life, friends, or the man she has come to love. It takes a near death experience for her to realize how much her life means, but that doesn’t make anything easier. Four is hiding things, Tris is lying to everyone and jumping head first into anything that may make her feel useful, and the further they drift apart, the worse things get. Riddled with guilt, Tris can no longer handle guns after shooting her friend, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to save everyone. Four refuses to tell Tris things, feeling like he’s protecting her from his past as he tries to figure out where his loyalty lies; with the remnants of his faction, or with his mother, leader of the factionless, presumed dead years ago after disappearing, and the women Tris hates and doesn’t trust.

Tri’s and Four’s love for each other speaks for itself, but with each person trying to save the other, they drift apart, both thinking the other person’s way is wrong. But when Tris’s devil-may-care new attitude has her facing her death to save her faction and those she loves, how far will Four go to save the girl he loves, from not only the uprising war, but from herself?

I absolutely LOVED this book, I actually read all three books in about two days…which probably isn’t healthy, but who cares? This is the kind of series that sucks you in and has such a strong hold on you there’s no other option but to read the whole thing. This series is quite your job, forget to feed the pets and kids, and not leave the bed until every last page is read and treasured. I give this a 10 out of 10, and if you haven’t read it yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, but this is something that demands to be read. I predict this series will be even bigger and better than the Twilight Saga and the Hunger Games Trilogy combined.

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