Thursday, August 23, 2012
- warning: very mild spoilers -
My Thoughts: After more than a 1000 pages and we still don't know who runs those damn trains. It frustrates the hell out of me. And now we're in some screwed up "planned" city? I know those factions were abnormal!
Everything smells like rotting garbage and fire. "Don't say I never took you anywhere nice," Peter says. "Wouldn't dream of it," I say.
It took me forever, *checks on Goodreads* more than a month (!) to read Insurgent. It was a very long read, 500+ pages, but I love LOVE long novels. I can breeze through a book this long in 2-3 days, if it holds my interest. Insurgent didn't. Well, not at first. The plot dragged on and on, Tris was blaming herself for Will, blah blah blah, but nothing major happened. So it wasn't hard to put aside it for days, weeks. I got about halfway through when it picked up, and got very interesting and intense. And I just had to keep on reading till the end. I finished the last 150 pages in one day! And I'll definitely read the next book. I have to know how things will end. (It's a trilogy, right?)
I can't say I'm in love with Tris or Tobias. They're alright. We didn't learn new things about them, and there weren't any significant development between them. I don't like how Tris and Tobias are lying to each other, and holding back too much from each other. I like that there's no love triangle in this romance, but I want more from them/for them. More trust and love and ah, I don't know *sigh* Maybe in the next book?
Overall, Divergent was much better than Insurgent, this book didn't live up to my hopes and its potential. I enjoyed it, but the plot and the behavior of some of the characters just didn't make sense sometimes.
One thing I absolutely loved about Insurgent is the covers. Both the US and the UK. They're so pretty, I can't pick one over the other. And I kinda want to buy the UK version, too, just for that gorgeous purple cover.
Series: Divergent #2
Author: Veronica Roth
Blurb from Goodreads:
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" bestselling 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.
May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen
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