When people ask me what I think about these books, I tell them they are some of the few books I rank up there with the Hunger Games.
And I was not disappointed. It took me a little longer than expected to finish this one. Though this was partly due to my crazy schedule this week. It's also due to the fact that it's one of those books I needed to savor. I didn't want it to be over too soon. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. And even now, after finishing it a day ago (I'm a little behind in my posts this week), I'm still thinking about it.
If anyone thought loyalties were questioned in the first one, wait till you read this one! It begins right after the first one ends. Tris, Tobias, and company escaped the Duantless traitors and Eurdite soldiers to look for safety with Amity (the peaceful faction). While Amity is all about peace, they make clear right away that there will be strict guidelines for all those staying with them.
I do love though that I got to see the other factions. The kids went to Amity, Abegnation, Eurdite, and back to Dauntless and I loved being able to see how the other societies lived. My guess is that this will be important for book 3. And I loved getting to know some of the other leaders of the factions. I found them fascinating. I loved hating the bad guy (Jeanine). And I loved how much the people in this book were forced to learn and understand about each other. It had that book 2 filler feel, yet I do see how this will matter later on.
I loved watching Tris grow. She's had a lot of pain and death to get over, but she does get over it, in her own way. She has really become such a hero, someone willing to die in order for many to live. The decisions she makes in this book are tough. There's one point where she pretty much has to decide which of her friends she should save, while at least one will have to die. And I feel for Tris so much for having to make such a hard decisions.
Loved her voice. Made the books even better.
This book wasn't as good as the first but overall really enjoyed all 3.
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A bit more YA than “Divergent”, “Insurgent” takes the reader through the time between the simulation attack through the attack on the Erudite. There’s a good mix of action and plot building, but it’s predicated on the main character, Tris, acting stupid and annoyingly. If she acted like this in book one I probably wouldn’t have read book 2 but here we are. The story leaves you with a cliff hanger to pull you into the last book. The story (and my curiosity of how it ends) is told well enough for me to deal with Tris (assuming she doesn’t get much worse).
Perfomance was very good!
Husband, Father, Son.
Heck yeah!! I thought it was great and most people that like stories like this need to listen or read this book.
Hunger Games is similar but no where near the same.
Nothing really stood out.
No, just left it open for 1 more book. Reading it now!!
The Tris / Tobias elements were enjoyable in an otherwise tense story
This is a good development from the first book, a great expansion of the story. However, I was bitterly disappointed in Book 3 so it's tainted my perception of the whole series.
The Legend Series. Similar series because it is dystopian environment and a young girl is already in the collegiate environment after taking her test at 10 years old. Her path crosses with Day a young criminal of the Republic. The story takes off from there it’s also amazing.
I loved Tobias because he felt broken, but he pushed forward in an attempt to fell whole again with Tris.
I also understand that obsessive need to understand yourself which he displays in this book.
Listen to it, read it, you would regret it.
It's a good story, with complex characters that don't always act the way in which they "should" but act in ways that fit them. The narration is really good; the lead character's voice fits, and the others are distinctive.
It's a good action story, with some twists and turns.
There's a good pacing to her reading and she brings excitement, fear, pathos.
The book made me want to listen so much that I bought the readable version as well.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
This is a terrific second of three books in a series. Unlike many series books where the follow-ups don't live up to the original, Insurgent sustains a great, fast moving story. Roth really knows how to build tension and get you invested in the characters, whether you love or hate them.
The fear landscape
Galvin does a fantastic job with the main character/narrator, Tris, but she's also very successful at doing other character voices. I especially like that she's able to do voices for different genders without sounding corny!
This is definitely a high intensity, high energy book. It's not a big laugh or cry book, but it definitely makes you want to bang on your steering wheel and yell at the characters, "What are you doing!"
Great book - already started "Allegiant" and I'm excited to learn what happens to these characters and what the big secret is!
Insurgent is only the 3rd audiobook I've ever listened to; LOVE this series. I am totally taken in. This is on pair w hunger games and I'm so glad I only have to wait a few days for #3 :)
Emma Galvin IS tris; so convincing and when the movies come out I'll have a hard time putting the new voice to the character :)
If I'd had 11.5 hours to sit and listen this would be the series :)