With the release date Allegiant, the 3rd and final book in the Divergent series, quickly approaching I thought it would be appropriate to add Insurgent into my weekly Second Chance Sunday posts. This book seriously left me breathless. I read it on the plane coming home from Aruba and I swear I couldn’t breath when all was said and done. If you haven’t read the series, do it now before the ending comes out and wait and panic inducing misery with the rest of us!
One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth's second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in Divergent. A hit with both teen and adult readers, Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer.
The paperback edition includes special bonus content by Veronica Roth.
As war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago all around her, Tris attempts to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I know, eloquent, right? The sad thing is that is the best I can do because simply put this book was just WOW! I really can’t think of another way to describe the amazingness that was Insurgent. How Roth managed to do what she did in this book is beyond me. It left me breathless and craving more by the time all was said and done.
The book starts right where Divergent left off, but from the very beginning you know this is going to be a completely different kind of journey for Tobias and Tris. You are immediately thrust into this feeling of loss and urgency that you just won’t be able to shake with each and every page you turn. Tris is now broken and she has no idea how to go on. Her parents are dead, both dying in front of her, and she took a friends life in order to save her own. It is quite clear that she is on an emotional roller coaster and when she refuses to talk to Four about it, it sets off a whole other world of issues that Tris never saw coming. As they navigate the change in their world and their relationship Tris and Tobias find out what the true meaning of trust and choice really are.
I honestly can’t gush about this book enough. I want to tell you everything that happened in it but I refuse to spoil one single second of this page turning wonder. The way Roth worked in the emotional aspects with the action aspects with the guilt Tris was feeling was pure perfection. I had loved Tobias and Tris in Divergent and in Insurgent I took on a different love for them that I can’t even describe. They just felt real and it made the story feel real. I loved them even more then I thought I could. I loved this book more then I thought I could. It had everything I hoped it would and more. And the end!!!!! Oh man that end was hardcore fantastic!
There isn’t one part of this book that I just didn’t love! And that is what I will leave you with from this rambling review. 😉