I think this was one of the best YA novels I have read in a while. Book 2 was even better than 1 IMO.
Insurgent is book two of the Divergent series. It starts almost immediately where it left off, in a dystopian world on the cusp of revolution.
I loved Divergent and Insurgent did not disappoint. Emma Galvin narrates in a heartfelt, believable way. She is able to convey the aspects of Trice that are overly mature as well as less mature. The characters are complex, the action is intense, and mysteries are slowly revealed. There is alway something new to experience when listening to this book. The third isn't out yet, so I now find myself twiddling my thumbs in anticipation.
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
I'm not sure because I had mixed feelings about this book. At points I hated it, but at some other points it took me by such surprise that I loved it again. And at the end, I just felt it was too short because I was yearning for more. But that's what books are all about - taking you to extremes, to the edges, and 'Insurgent' does that.
When Johanna talks to Evelyn about how things can surprisingly turn around, and when Tobias realizes that Tris is right and forgives her. At that last moment I felt so relieved...
So many! And I mean in good and bad ways. One example was when Tris decided to do what Marcus told her, rather than going to battle with the Dauntless. I felt this was such a huge betrayal towards Tobias that I refused to listen to the audio book for like a day! (and I just continued because I wanted to hear the end of the story.
Veronica Roth leaves us dangling because when things are heating up again, and I make my peace with my feelings towards the book, I hear that book 3 will only come out in 2013!
I love this book. I even like it more than the first one, and I liked the first one a lot. The way it's performed and written I feel like I can see the world the characters live in. I can't wait for book 3.
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Absolutely! This book is great for teens and adults alike. Whether your a fan of novels about surviving a dystopian future, a lover of sci-fi action stories or just like a really good mystery, this book is for you. The only warning I would give is that this is the 2nd book in a trilogy, the first book is entitled "Divergent," and the last book isn't due out until Fall 2013. I would highly recommend a reader to read "Divergent" first, otherwise the plot might be a little hard to follow.
I liked getting the opportunity to learn more about the other factions. I also liked finding out more about Divergents and the mystery surrounding the factioned civilization in Chicago.
If you loved the Hunger Games, this series is for you! This is a great story for boys or girls, as well as youths or adults.
I really like this series. I love the way each book has ended so far too. Can't wait for the third book to come out.
Insurgent is one of the best books I have read.
I really enjoyed Divergent and its sequel Insurgent. The heroine, Tris, is complex and therefore, for me, quite realistic. She sees herself as cowardly and selfish, yet she demonstrates incredible bravery and selflessness. Just like Tris, I think we all are a mixture of many strengths and weaknesses and react differently given different circumstances. Her romantic interest, Tobias, is also very complex and interesting. Through the adventures they share, they learn about themselves, one another, and life.
I also enjoyed the setting and the storyline. I find various author's visions of a post democratic America interesting. I loved the Hunger Games and Suzanne Collins' interpretation of a post-apocalyptic America. However, I liked Veronica Roth's even more. I found Divergent and Insurgent much more thought provoking. Tris grapples with the concept of bravery and what it means to be brave. Ultimately she realizes that sometimes being selfless is the highest act of bravery. She also learns that being brave doesn't always exonerate yourself from feeling guilt.
I also like the factionalized society that Roth brings to life. Our current society may not be as physically factionalized as Tris and Tobias', but we nevertheless pick like minded people to align ourselves with. What often comes next is ridicule and even hatred of those who believe differently. Like Roth's world, we even go so far as to start killing those who believe differently than ourselves.
Again, I found much to think about why listening to and enjoying both Divergent and Insurgent. I anxiously await the release of the next book in the Trilogy.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for using the same narrator. I hate listening to sequels of books that have a different narrator every time. This is probably one of my most favorite audio books of all times because of this simple fact.
I honestly can't think of any book that comes anywhere near this amazing book
I love Tris; for her strength, her bravery, her selflessness, she everything I strive to be
Just another shout out thank you for keeping the same narrator :)
Good clean writing, wonderful reading voice by Emma Galvin. This story pulls you into the thrilling life of Tres. The author gives good clues but you are surprised as the plot thickens. This is the kind of book I will save and read again. A very good listen. Reccomend for youth and "youthful" readers. I'm 57 and loved it.
This was a great book to listen to. As, with the first one, it is fast paced and pulls you along for the ride! More secrets are unravelled that were hinted at in the first book, with bigger ones now coming to fruition and the worst part is that I have to wait another year for the outcome. As Tris' world becomes a battlefield and her relationship with Tobias mostly rocky as well, Tris must decide where her loyalties lie. Does she team up with the Factionless and strike back at Erudite or work her own agenda and find out what it is that her parents sacrificed their lives for.
These books have been about the choices we make in our lives and the outcomes of them.
Tris is not only finding out more about the world she lives in, but also who she is and what she stands for. A fun book to read and thought provoking as well. I highly recommend that you pick this up. The narrative by Emma Galvin is superb. Her voice is so Tris, with strength and emotion. Emma has brought this wonderful character and the world she lives in, to life.