zaterdag 23 maart 2013

50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 9: Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent # 2)

Title: Insurgent (Divergent # 2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Story: 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.
Start: march 11th 2013
End: march 23rd 2013
Comment: I devoured the first book in this series, so I was really expecting a lot from "Insurgent". Always dangerous. The book picks up where "Divergent" left off and Tris and Tobias are left running for their lives. We are still trying to figure out what the big mystery is everyone has been hiding and how this will play a role in the coming war. The reason I gave it a three star rating is because it's a bit bland and not much happened until towards the end of the book. That's where things started unfolding, revelations, action, betrayal, help when you least expected. I'm glad the ending was good, which makes me want to read the next book. I didn't enjoy reading about Tris and Four together, that relationship lost its spark, but I liked them seperately. Although Tris acts before she thinks and that's annoying, she is an interesting character to read about. What I liked the most is learning about all the different factions, but I still want to know why there are those factions. Although "Insurgent" wasn't as fast paced as its first installment, I did enjoy it and I can't wait for the third book in this series.
Rating: 3/ 5

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