Monday, June 4, 2012

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Have you checked out Divergent yet?  If not, this review will contain spoilers, and what are you waiting for? Get your name on the list for the book, and be ready to read the next great teen dystopian novel since the Hunger Games!

Abnegation is gone. Dauntless is divided, and Erudite is regrouping. Amity stands as a shelter for those who have been displaced, like Tris and her friends.

Tris wants to pick of the pieces of her life, and she is depending on Four and her brother to help her. But after seeing her parents die, and having to kill a close friend under the simulation, moving on is not an easy task. Plus, she's sure she doesn't have the full story. What were her parents protecting, and what does Jeanine think needs to be kept secret? Can Marcus, Four's father, really be an ally in all of this, when he has a very bad track record?

Each of the five factions needs to decide who they trust, and whose side they will take. Plus there is the issue of the factionless, not weak and divided but armed and organized. Tris stands in the middle of all of this, a girl who is above the mind control created by Jeanine's Erudite, who's too selfish for Abnegation unlike her parents, who may not be brave enough for Dauntless, and who leaves Amity and Candor because she can not abide their rules.

Hold on to your hats with this one. Picking up right where Divergent left off, and not stopping until the end, our favorite girl has a roller coaster ride of events, emotions and general stuff going on in this one. Family relationships are challenged, and even Tris and Four's relationship hits a few bumps on the way to well and ending that will have you dying for book three.

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Are you Summer Reading yet? Stop in the library, and start recording what you are reading so you can win!)