I was once again taken back by another great book by Veronica Roth! It started right where Divergent left off. I was hanging on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Emma Galvin did a wonderful job with her performance. She brings out the characters in a way that just reading the book couldn't do.
A Book Addict who found she could clean house and get her book fix with audio books.
Insurgent & Divergent are great sci-fi books. Written for teens they have the feeling of the Hunger Games but are uniquely their own. Great to listen to and really makes you think.....can a eutopia ever really be reached?
Everything... I loved how it started off right where Divergent left off. I love the relationship between Tris and Four (Tobias), how its not all sunshine and rainbows, but how they are different people who aren't so afraid of being themselves, no matter what that may mean to their relationship. Its a much more realistic relationship than most YA novels. I love the twists and turns and betrayals and unlikely/uneasy alliances..even if I did predict most of them in advance. I loved the big reveal at the end, that I had also predicted. (think "The Village" by M. Night Shyamalan.)
There isn't any one single thing that comes to mind. I guess most would feel that the most memorable would be finding out who the traitors really are, or the big reveal ending...
I just LOVE her narration. She puts a lot of inflections into her delivery that really get the emotion of a moment across to the listener.
Yes. But I don't want to give away any spoilers!
I'm a 35 yr old woman, and I LOVE these books (Divergent and Insurgent) sooo much! I cannot wait for the third installment - even if it will be the last. The world and characters within the world created here fascinate me and move me. Veronica Roth is very talented and I cannot wait to read her books for many years to come!
I bought this book within minutes of completing Divergent, and was engrossed in the story, which I find more complex and interesting than the similarly-themed Hunger Games. The protagonist, Tris, like Katniss, is trying to understand herself in the context of a revolution, blossoming love, and personal loss. Having been raised in a sub-community of selfless people, her deeply rooted compassion softens her otherwise tough and daring persona, and I find her a completely believable and engaging narrator. I'm sure some of this is owing to the excellent reading by Emma Galvin. In this part of the story, readers get many answers to teasers and mysteries suggested since the first book and developed to a greater level of complexity in this book, but the new questions will whet their appetites for what's coming next. This is really impressive storytelling by a new young author, and her fully-imagined social hierarchy is thought-provoking.
I would recommend this to friends. Most of my friends read and we choose a lot of our books based on each others opinions. This is a great set with a third coming soon and it is the kind of story that makes you care about the characters.
Definitely Hunger Games. The characters are all struggling in a situation that was not of their making. They have to rely on the things that they are good at and form alliances based on these things as well as their beliefs. The lead charcter is a good strong female role model.
I listen to books while I work. My work is more physical than mental and listening to books makes the day just fly. I loved this book so much that I did a little overtime so I could finish a section or part of a story.
This book will get your attention right away. The characters are well defined and the reader is great. The storyline is unique and makes you think.
I prefer to read a book, but I listen at work and its great
4....he's my kind of guy
No about 3 days on and off at work
Love it but I wish I had know it was a triology and book 3 wasnt out...I would have waited...I hate to be left hanging
Another fantastic book in this series. I can't wait till the next one comes out. The end leaves you wanting more..
This was a satisfying sequel to a gripping new series about a futuristic, dystopian society. I think fans of Scott Westerfield's "Uglies" series would enjoy these novels, as they both focus on strong female protagonists and fast-paced action. One of my favorite elements of this novel is how naturally the romance is incorporated into the story, I hate books that focus on the romance and add the plot in as an afterthought--skillfully avoided here. I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment. My favorite part of this production was Emma Galvin's performance. Her delivery of each role is so intense and skillful that I couldn't help but hang on her every word. Definitely an exciting book and equally as engrossing, if not more so, as its predecessor. A great read for teens or any lovers of young adult science-fiction.
The reader, Emma Galvin, while taking some getting used to in the first book, is great, and the story is really good. I'm not a book-worm, not an "intellectual" type, so can't say how this compares against great literary works, but if you enjoy an interesting gripping story, this is one.
Don't want to compare it to Hunger Games as many others have, but I'm enjoying this series as much as I did the Hunger Games. The stories have some similarities, but not alot. Can't wait for the third book.