Yet again I was sucked into the world of the Divergent!! This book was as good as the first one! It pains me to know that I will have to wait for the 3rd one to come out!! I need instant gratification when I'm into a great series!! Divergent didn't disappoint me and neither did Insurgent! My husband hates books like these but he's read BOTH of them and loved them! This is one of those books you can pick up in a year or two and read again! I HIGHLY recommend this book.
If you love something ... Set it free. If it was real ... It will return to thee!
Insurgent begins where Divergent ends, so as you may have already guessed - YOU MUST READ THE FIRST ONE 'FIRST'. Don't hope to understand where the paths lead by jumping into book 2. In Book 2, the relationships are tested and many threats and events challenge Tris Prior, making her a much stronger person as she makes the right choices.
From the simulation of Maylene to the escape of Tris and Four from the Erudite Compound, this book will keep you glued until the very last page, where Roth will abruptly end, leaving you frustated and breathlessly waiting impatiently for the next and final installment to arrive next year. Some would expect a sophomore slump for this installment, and I can say it right now, it improves much better than the last book with better character development and higher vocabulary uses. Veronica Roth is king (or to some 'queen) and knows how to keep the suspense and mystery balanced without overdoing it. And yes, there are many Tris and Four moments here. ;)
This suspense-filled novel will not disappoint "Divergent" fans, with enough suspense to keep them awake all night, with adrenaline pumping throughout their body while awaiting on the next move our characters are about to make.
Ms. Roth's style leaves the reader hanging in eagerness to figure where in the hell you are.
While you are reading, you are not sure if this is an uprising, government oppression, or what (remember the Hunger Games? Same idea). I just know that I love Tobias and Tris and how they do not assimilate into what is considered the norm. They think outside the box, which sadly the majority of people today are perfectly happy being cattle and told where and how to think.
Ms. Roth does hint throughout the book at the big "secret" that Marcus isn't willing to give out because he doesn't believe people are able to handle the truth. The foreshadowing employed and mentions of the societies being "inside the fence" did lead me to a conclusion. Although the secret doesn't come as a big shock to the reader, it is more in credence to the foreshadowing than it being a predictable outcome. The book ends with this revelation and all you can do is scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
On a scale of 1-10 ... I'll give it a 13!
Very near the top!
Yes. The humor is perfect.
Absolutely loved this. Couldnt stop listening!
It picks up right where Divergent leaves you. This book is full of action from start to finish. What an interesting story line. I just finished and am gutted the next book isn't out yet. So much coming!
She's the best narrator's I've heard on audible so far.
The best! Everything about it was spot on.
Divergent which is the first book in the series. It's just as interesting with amazing characters, fast pace, shocking twists and the perfect ending which is not a cliff hanger thankfully.
The very last scene. I listened to it multiple times so that it would hold me over to the next book. Gave me chills!
Yes, the characters really come to life, and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next.
The struggle between the good and evil that is in everyone.
I drive 45 miles to work, 5 days a week, and owe my sanity to audiobooks. I get them from friends, the library, and of course - Audible.
I love an underdog in a tough situation. The hero - Tris, is a great underdog, one of those sho doesn't quite know who she is and what she can do yet. Interesting story and world with good bad-guys that you can boo. The story keeps your attention and makes you want more, though Tris does spend way too much time worrying and brooding, she still makes you like her. Hope they hurry up with number 3.
There are a number of books out there that are written for younger audiences, but touch that part in all of us. Don't worry you adults out there - we all enjoy these books. This series will be compared to Hunger Games - I think I like this series better.
Galvin is a good choice for narrator - sometimes you forget you are listening to a person reading a book, and just experience the story. Galvin is able to do this.
No, but not because I didn't like it. There are so many books waiting for me, it is hard to re-listen to any book again. A special privilege only one or two books or series will ever have from me......those are my favorites.
That said, I liked this book. It was a good sequel to Divergent. I reallty like the story line, the world Veronica Roth created and the characters are easy to picture in my mind. A mark of a good writer in my book. I would have given the story five stars, but I felt Beatrice was too much of a maverick, lying to friends too much, running off half cocked too often. Even so, I really liked the book, I was just being too picky for a minute.....I'm back now... No question, I will buy the third book, as soon as I can get my hands on it.
As I said answering this question about Divergent, it has a Hunger Games favor. But it is not a knockoff or copy. It is a good story line and if you liked Hunger Games, you probably would like this series too.
Not going to spoil it for you....read the book....worth the read.
Insurgent is a book I have had on my back burner for a while. I listened to the last book Divergent on a whim, and enjoyed it. As with the first book, much of the charm of this book is the reading by narrator Emma Galvin. She is perfect for these books, and I think I would not have enjoyed them as much without her.
Insurgent, unfortunately though, suffers a little bit from the middle book syndrome I think. While I found myself engrossed in the first book by learning about the factions and the world they live in, the second book has lost this novelty. The book takes a little while to get going, and most of the book is about tying up loose ends from the first book, and setting up things for the next book. Also, being that I am not the teenager that this book is aimed at, I grew a little bored of the teen romance and self pitty.
With that said, Insurgent is not a long book, and for a middle book in a series, I pretty much enjoyed it over all. I am looking forward to the final book in the series.
I haven't really stopped listening since I bought this book.
I originally found the book on the 7-day loan shelf at the library. I picked it up because I was drawn to the cover. After reading the first paragraph, I realized that this was a sequel and I marched to the card catalogue to find Divergent. I took out both books and read them within the 7 days before I had to return Insurgent.
The world laid out by Veronica Roth is both familiar and fascinating. After I returned the library books I kept asking myself how I would respond to such terrible challenges. I realized that I needed to read them again so I picked up the audible books so I could work out the answer to my questions while driving to work, preparing dinner, or brushing my teeth.
When I was 16 or 17, I'm sure that I would have believed that Roth's world of factions, choices, and consequences could be navigated with confidence in my own intelligence and my grounded, no-nonsense life style. At 45, however, I can be honest enough with myself to say that choosing to completely break with my family to choose a new lifestyle would have been overwhelming. And at middle age, I know that I cannot even begin to imagine how to face the series of losses faced by the main character Tris. So I have to keep listening, because I'm still learning about myself.
And Allegiant is coming to take us all home.
Tris has to continually assess her acceptance of herself and reinvent her place in a changing society, while working through layers of survivor's guilt. The character reads so true you just can't help but examine your own life and motivations. So many authors make the hero and heroine attractive, confident, and exceptionally skilled, while in real life, the bravest of people are often the least noticed. It is wonderful that Roth has given us a character with believable doubts and has tempered the heroine's successes with them.
Emma Galvin breathes life into Tris and the rest of Chicago. She matches her fine performance in Divergent. There are no moments in her delivery that ring untrue.
Having studied Jewish history for most of my life, I found that I kept drawing comparisons between Tris' reactions to actions she took or did not take and survivors' histories from the Holocaust. The author captured true mental pain and I find that I believed in the character and her motivations all the more because of it.