Spoilers For Divergent. Be smart about reading this, yo.
Yo, Veronica Roth brings da noise with my most anticipated book of 2012 (tied with Bitterblue and Enshadowed) – Insurgent. Seriously, I need to stop being so nervous over the large size of Roth’s books, because OMG intensity I barely set Insurgent down, only when I was required to – like to work and drive and sleep.
Insurgent opens with the factions from Divergent crumbling. Tris is carrying a lot of grief inside from the death of her parents. Like, Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off. There are zero re-cap chapters. I’d say straight up it’s a good plan to re-read Divergent before starting it’s sequel. BUT, the plot basically boils down to Tris being on the run with some of the loyal Dauntless and a few refugees from other factions. We get a deeper look at Amity and Candor and how business gets accomplished in their factions. AND also finding out why Erudite is so insistent on finding people who are divergents.
No worries about getting bored. No worries about spending a whole month reading all 525 pages, at least my copy of Insurgent had 525 pages. Like, the print is big. And the pace? Totally break neck. Seriously, there is never a moment where I am like if this book was a TV, I would change the channel. And it’s not like I felt overwhelmed by the fast pace either. Nope, I ate it up with a spoon. See, Roth must have this magical power where she does not sacrifice characters for plot and vice versa and I wish that more books I read had this magical power too. BECAUSE YOU GUYS I DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PLOT AND CHARACTERS. Nope, I get my cake and am allowed to eat it too.
You guys, I can’t even BEGIN to describe my overwhelming love for Insurgent by Veronica Roth. First, I am absolutely blown away by the characters and their growth. When I think I had a character pegged, they turned around and changed and proved me wrong. I can’t quite put them in a box. Also? I love being proved wrong. ALSO, as my blog is kind of a safe place for me to yammer on, I will just admit right this second, I have a girl crush on Tris. She’s SO freakin’ DAUNTLESS and selfless and puts all on the line to help others and I really admire her for that.
AND OMG YOU GUYS. Okay, so Tris and Four spend most of Insurgent at each other’s throats and it’s kind of tense. BUT GOOD LORD THE SWOONING ANGST. How do I still have pants I don’t even know. I just love that Roth didn’t screw up the romance between Tris and Four by adding a triangle. But, instead she makes Tris and Four work for what they have. Consequently, as a reader, I cherish their hook ups more, because of this, because of the level of effort involved in their relationship. Is that weird? I don’t know. I just know that there are lines that Four says to Tris when they are navigating their shaky relationship that just make me fall IN LOVE. Also? I love that Tris occasionally takes the reigns in the physical action. Can I get an amen for that?
Chances are, if you read and fangirled over Divergent like I did, you can’t wait to get your mitts on Insurgent. Friends, you will LOVE this noise. It’s theory-inspiring, intense, heart palpitating and legit one of the best books I’ve read so far in 2012. Now, excuse me while I go hack Veronica Roth’s computer for book three, which FYI I have a theory that it will be titled Convergent, but I could be wrong, but it’s a theory that I’m kind of confident in.
Disclosure: Received for review.
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Also, I am totally a part of that Insurgent Faction Promo and y’all should totally just click this link to help Dauntless
Divergent (Book One)
Insurgent (Book Two)
Untitled (Book Three)
Also, I already posted this, BUT my faction is giving away a Nook. Can’t hurt to check and enter the rafflecopter again!