Exciting, Roller-coaster, Unexpected
This is just an all around great book and I cannot wait for the last one in the series to come out!!! It will keep you guessing throughout the whole thing.
Strong follow-up novel, and definitely a good story. One reviewer said that the teen angst had been toned down a bit, but I think it may have actually gone up!
That said, Veronica Roth's dystopian world continues to be fleshed out, with more details on both Amity and Candor. The cardboard Erudite villainess is the exception happily, with most of the characters being very complex and rich. Even most of the "bad" characters acquire shades of gray.
There are some moments when you seriously want to smack Tris (and a couple of the characters -- notably Christine -- come close!), but that is a small price to pay for the excellent story-telling and rich world that is presented.
Emma Galvin's performance was excellent, and she has a marvelous feel for the character.
I brought this book only because it's a part of a three book series. It's not bad, not great, just OK. Like the first book, I have trouble following the storyline, something about the pace of the book, I would find the characters in a place during a event, and have no idea how they got there. Of course it's partly thanks to my habit of drifting away while listening, but that's my point, it can't keep me engaged. Anyway, if you like the first book, definitely get this one.
Insurgent was an excellent story and very well performed. I would put it in my top 5 in the teen books shelf.
Beatrice was my favorite this book. She took risks and was the hero as usual, but there was a much more "human" quality about her this book.
She did a very good job portraying the attitudes of the characters. Especially when sharing Beatrices thoughts, it really felt like you were listening inside someones mind.
When Beatrice was administered the Fear syrum. I was surprised that she was so effected and it made me think for minute what a Fear syrum would induce in me.
Very good listen! I am excited for book three to arrive.
I already have! The story in this series is so compelling and the wait for the third book is so agonizing that the second I finished Insurgent, I started the series again!
I especially love Tobias. I think the dynamic of Tris and Tobias's relationship very real (complete with the flaws, arguments and trust issues of real relationships) and sometimes painful, sometimes beautiful to see into.
Emma Galvin has such a beautiful voice to listen to. Although she is able to portray the very steady, even tone I would imagine Tris to have, she is very emotive and captures the other characters very well.
Can't tell you because of spoilers, but there are many moments that will move you emotionally in this book.
Bring on Allegient.
Compelling, suspenseful, surprising.
How Tris learns what it means to be 'truly' dauntless.
Generally a perfect performance.
No, just surprises toward the end.
This is a series not to be missed!!
Mom, birdwatcher, and online teacher
Yes, I will listen to it again right before the third book comes out. It is an excellent tale, and I will need to refresh my memory.
I have never read a book that so flawlessly interweaves observation of human nature with mystery and action. The only somewhat similar authors I can think of would be L. Frank Baum, C.S. Lewis, and Agatha Christie.
The fact that this author is only in her twenties is just stunning to me. She is a truly gifted writer, definitely touched by the Muses. My daughter and one of my students recommended this series to me. Readers of any age should not be turned away by the Young Adult label.
Of course you should start by reading the first book, Divergent. Once I borrowed that first book from the library, I couldn't wait to read the next one, so that is why I ended up purchasing the second book from Audible.
The absorbing action of Divergent continues. Great story by Veronica Roth, and Emma Galvin is a perfect selection to deliver the first person narration.
This is a good follow-up to Divergent. This series is almost as good as The Hunger Games, and better than The Maze Runner.
I am a middle school reading teacher who loves to show students the wonder and joy of reading.
This was a superb follow up to Divergent. This book keeps you on the edge of your chair.
Trish - she is trying to figure so much out and be true to herself and honor her family.
She did a wonderful job.
Be careful if you read this while you are driving. You might not mind being stuck in traffic.