Yes. This is another great book by Veronica Roth, narrated by Emma Galvin. One wouldn't expect a young girl to be such a great narrator for so many diverse characters but she does a fabulous job.
The entire book is fantastic. Roth has done her research and created a world that seems insane, yet plausible all at the same time. She truly immerses you in this world. Even my husband likes this series.
Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. Tris has grown up a lot in this book, finding herself in real love and friendship, relationships that are not based on being told what to believe or how to act. She also is grieving, hurting, angry, and passionate about her cause. I felt like she was more "human" than other characters in other books, because of how she acted/reacted to situations. Sometimes her anger blinded logic and sometimes her impulses created huge problems. Isn't that the human way? Acting too quickly creates chaos. Anyway, I enjoy this series and will be anxiously awaiting the next book!
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
Absolutely! The book has the emotions of the young adult genre with the violence and action of a Will Smith movie.
Tris, she grows and is constantly pulled in different directions (factions) throughout the series. Her strength is inspirational.
The last scene, it was completely unexpected. I love a book where I can't predict the ending. I also can't predict what will happen in the next book.
Fight to be yourself.
This book is similar to the Delirium series. The main character has to fight for her freedom in a totalitarian society, that is not far fetched or unimaginable.
I'm accustomed to being disappointed by sequels, but Insurgent is a terrific read. If you liked Divergent, do yourself a favor and get Insurgent today!
This is a good story, but wow were there a lot of contradictions. One minute Tris absolutely one way and the next she's the opposite. One minute she's masquerading as an Ameity, and totally fools a guard, and the next she's reflecting on how her tattoos show in her Ameity dress.??...so how did she fool the guard? The whole book is full of these kinds of contradictions, with a big one at the end that I will not reveal as it would be a spoiler. I like the characters, but I was frustrated and confused with Tris's roller coaster thoughts and actions, but maybe that is because she is so Divergent :) and with the many contradictions. In general, I thought this second book was not as thought out and cohesive as the first.
She did a good job with differentiating between characters.
These books are good entertainment if you do not pay too close attention to what is actually happening, or wonder which faction forges the steel to make the guns, or why,if they have computer and network technology, haven't they hooked up a telephone, etc... but I very much enjoyed both books, and will listen to the third and hope for a bit less violence, and a bit more romance.
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.