Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Insurgent By Veronica Roth (Divergent book 2)

SPOLIER ALERT! If you haven't read Divergent, Stop! I don't want to ruin one of my favorite series for you. It is totally worth the read!

Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged. – From the Candor faction manifesto.”

Insurgent dives right in where Divergent left off. No recap is given in the beginning of the book but Veronica Roth did provide a very detailed synopsis on her blog dated April 24, 2012.

Tris, Tobias, Caleb, Peter and Marcus have fled the Dauntless compound after stopping Erudite’s attack on the Abnegation faction. With the attack simulation data in hand, they head towards the relatively safety of the Amity compound. With both of her parents sacrificing their lives for Tris’ survival, guilt and depression are hitting her hard. To add to her stress, Tris has told no one that she has to kill her friend Will during the simulation before he killed her. She tries to stay strong and keep up appearances.

When the Erudite come to the Amity compound, Tris’ group flees. They become separated and Tris, Tobias, Caleb and Susan head into the city. They board a train and run into some factionless who are not friendly. A gun is pulled on them and Tobias lets them know his real name. They are taken to a factionless safe house where they meet the leader and shocking secrets are revealed. When Tris discovers that Jeanine, the Erudite leader, is trying to get her hands on information that most of the leaders of Abnegation died trying to protect, Tris is determined to uncover the mystery.

Why did the Erudite use the Dauntless to attack Abnegation? What information does the Abnegation have that Jeanine wants? What secrets does Tris uncover about her parents? Will she ever be able to forgive herself for Will’s death?

If you read only one book this year, this is it! Fans of Divergent will not be disappointed but are left hanging at the end for the final book in the trilogy.

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