Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Insurgent (Divergent Book #2), by Veronica Roth

Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: This was my first audiobook, and I have to say it will definitely not be my last. Not only does it free me up to do other things while I listen to a book, but having someone else read it provides more emotional overtones to the entire thing.  
As for the story itself, it picks up right where Divergent leaves off, and Tris continues to make stupid choices throughout, nearly getting herself and others killed numerous times. Fortunately, by the end of the book, things are starting to look up for her, and they all receive information which leads to the completion of their story in Allegiant, which I'll be reading next.

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