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One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

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  • Marie
  • WASHINGTON, DC, United States
  • 11-02-14

Still not as good as Hunger Games

I still think this series is a low rent version of the Hunger Games. And the only reason I bought Book 2 was I saw the movie (based on Book 1) which made the story line more acceptable/tolerable, or just made me forget the problems I had with Book 1.
Book 2 did help a bit with the problems I had with the plausibility of the storyline. However it was replaced more with a feeling that the society created in the book was modeled more on the social structures of a American high school. Everyone eats in a big old cafeteria according to their faction and a lot of drama happens there.
The book did have its high points, however not enough to have me hunger for the next book. Maybe the next movie will get me to bother with that.

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I've tried so hard.... CAN'T GET THROUGH IT

I really enjoyed the first book, but this one really is not working for me. I probably have tried at least 3 times listening to this book and switching to others.

The story really isn't moving much at all, it's just the same old things over and over : escaping, getting caught, fighting, lying, blah blah blah... The only thing I'm gaining is more informations on the testings and what other factions do in general, which doesn't even matter coz the story is not going anywhere from that. There is on specific turn to a character which surprised me, but that was really it to what I've listened so far, and I'm already around 3/4 or more.

Mostly though, I'm SO ANNOYED with Tris!! Like OMG. She just keeps going on and on and on about being the hero, sacrificing herself for others and everything. I guess some people like the brave girl character but I can't take it anymore, it's kind of just too much. Too much of her emotional thoughts and drama in the book, eye-rolling work from me, like "could you stop already, Tris?"

Uh, I'm kind of disappointed I'd have to say. Doesn't live up to the first book at alllll. Will try to finish the series still though, somehow.....

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Not as good as first book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Angry teenage girls

What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive repetition of repetitive repetitions

Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Galvin’s performances?

Maybe

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Insurgent?

Most after the 1st hour

Any additional comments?

The first book was entertaining, a weaving story with varying plots and turns. This one seems like it is on "rinse-repeat" mode. The spend the whole book fighting the same people over and over, with the same issues over and over. Gets tiring, can complete it.

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The audiobook enhances the book

Insurgent begins right where Divergent left off and the action quickly picks up. Now that they are on their own, Tris and Tobias are on a tour of all of the factions to plot their next move. I’ve been so curious about all the factions and it’s interesting to see how they line up with my expectations. With each faction visit we learn a little more about Tris, Tobias and their other crew, through simulations and other character interactions. Tris is dealing with her past actions and suffers with PTSD but she doesn’t have much time to dwell – there’s too much at stake.

The intensity and relentless heart-wrenching drama reminded me of how I felt reading Mockingjay. The pace doesn’t let up and there are betrayals, surprises and game changing reveals on this journey. There were times I missed the more focused feel of Divergent and felt a little lost amid the fast moving Insurgent. There are so many new characters introduced it is hard to keep them straight and whose sibling they are or what faction they belong to. I recommend re-reading Divergent first or having the author’s cheat sheet handy to refer to, as I did several times.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the relationship drama in the book. Things are a little bumpy for Tris and Tobias, but kudos to Veronica Roth for not resorting to love triangles to add conflict. All of the chaos around them and tough choices tests their bond in interesting ways.

One thing that helped me keep the story straight and “read” it at a reasonable pace is by listening to the audiobook. Emma Galvin nails the tone of the book and most importantly the voice of Tris. She reads with the appropriate intensity and in fact makes the book even more exciting. She makes all of the character voices distinct, both male and female and varying ages, but the voices are not overdone or distracting. The audiobook enhances the book and provides an incredible listening experience. The only downside to listening is that it’s harder to go back and refer to different chapters if you need to, but otherwise give this audio a try.

I think I enjoyed Divergent a little more than the sequel, but still found a lot to enjoy about Insurgent. I like that it’s thought provoking and surprising and keeps opening up new doors to explore. There is character development and the plot is never boring.

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Who am I


I have to say I am a bit let down by this book after the first book. I feel like I was let down. I had trouble with chapter after chapter of Tris wanting to die and trying just about everything she could to accomplish that goal. Along with all the self pity over living when others did not.

If it wasn't for the fact that there is only one more book left I'm not sure I would finish the series. I just hope that the next book is not filled with the same Tris issues as this one.

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Just Read Divergent a Second Time

Divergent moved along nicely and had an interesting concept. Unfortunately Insurgent is simply not that good (and if you read reviews for the last book in the series, you will see it only gets worse). Insurgent is just a cast of characters moving from place to place with the same result - needing to fight their way out of the situation only to move on to other. There's really no story, it's like one of those action movies with a lot of car chases and crashes. I lost interest 2/3rds through and just moved on.

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A Y/A review from an old lady...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

As a "mature" adult, I suppose I would omit all of the teenage kissing, gasping, hormonal back and forth-borderline Silhouette/Harlequin Romance for tweens; however, that is the target audience...it was a risk, but I think it was worth it.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was enough to make me want to grab the third book. There's a fun surprise waiting just within the last chapter!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Galvin?

I can't say, but the narration wasn't for me. I really wanted to hear the story, though, but we must do things like work, right?

Was Insurgent worth the listening time?

I utilized Whispersync (sp?) for this book, which I find fantastic. I always love the option of listening, as life never permits enough time for all of the great books available.

Any additional comments?

The author has an ability to draw one in, and really allow one to view this dystopian version of the future through the eyes of a young female adult. I would certainly recommend this to young readers (14+, or am I being frigid???), especially those who may not typically read a great deal. The books are filled with enough intriguing twists to engage young readers. The format is very much along the same lines as the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I do think it's something adults can enjoy, as well. There is a great deal of action, and violence; however, the underlying message does not condone these actions but is more of an Orwellian warning.

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Disappointing!

Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

I don't think I want to read the third book.

Has Insurgent turned you off from other books in this genre?

This is not my usual style of book, but I was taken in by the Hunger Games series and The Road. I will most likely go back to my usual nonfiction.

Any additional comments?

The action was repetitive, repetitive, repetitive and this book seemed to go on forever before reaching its less-than-satisfying conclusion.<br/>

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Meh

Dunno why I bought this book, maybe to find out about the loose ends left from the first one, instead all I get is 11 hours of teenage drama, if you're into that stuff go ahead and read I'm not stopping you but if you're a sci-fi fan looking for a good sci-fi read you should probably go look elsewhere.

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  • Sally
  • Parap, Australia
  • 04-01-13

Disappointing

Disappointing. Divergent was great, trashy fun. Insurgent is sappy and dull. There's a good storyline in there somewhere, but it's lost amongst excessive teenage angst and sappy romance. I didn't finish it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful