book nerd swag review: insurgent by veronica roth

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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.

what we thought:

m- i finished reading divergent and then immediately started reading insurgent. the book easily captured my attention and it was nice how it immediately picked up from where divergent ended. 🙂

l – i loved that! i was afraid that it would pick up, like, “three months later!” and we would feel like we missed a lot of what was going on. it also didn’t have a lot of recapping, which was especially helpful when you’re impatient to find out what happens next. 🙂 it was really great how the characters continued to develop throughout the action of the story. the characters are one of my favorite aspects of this series, they’re all so complex. like tris says, “layers and layers of secrets.”

m- i agree! i loved how there weren’t any repeats of things i had already read. i could just read and find out more about four and tris and their relationship. 😉 i really loved how much the characters connected with each other and how they developed and each had a part in the overall story. i also liked how veronica roth made it so you could connect with almost every character but in different ways.

l – even the antagonists! you really felt like you understood even them. and i know what you mean about tris and tobias… i loved the continuation of their story as well as the overall plot. it was woven seamlessly into the rest of the story. one thing i found really interesting was the fact that there wasn’t just one antagonist, who it was changed at different points in the story.

m- i liked that too. i liked that things were always changing in the book and you couldn’t predict what was going to happen next so you were always on the edge of your seat. i also loved the little parts of humor here and there.

l – without giving too many spoilers, i will tell you that the cliff hanger at the end of this book is INSANE. i seriously cannot wait until fall 2013… i’m going to need some amity bread to get me through this wait.

our favorite chapter: (we’re going to have to choose, even though we would probably say ALL OF THEM)

m – my favorite chapter was chapter 35 but all the other chapters are really amazing too!

l – my favorite chapter is 36… more specifically the second half. my book opens to that part automatically because i’ve read it so many times 🙂 my other favorites include EVERY OTHER CHAPTER.

rating! out of five stars: *****

would we recommend it? does uriah love cake? (whaaaa, you say? read the book!)

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