ErgentShoutin to them all We can take on the world todayErudite got blood on their faceWe ll put them in their placeInto the past out of our Fear LandscapesSingin We are we are INSURGENTWe are we are INSURGENTCome onWe are we are INSURGENTWe are we are INSURGENT The Rundown Okay I m sorry but I am NOT going to give you a summary of this book I knew nothing going in and I loved it that way Everything was a surprise and I think maybe that s how it should be Plus you know you want to read it anywayAnd if you haven t read Divergent yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR Shoo Go read it NOW The Plot and World Building This world in Insurgent is darker and ven And Another Thing... (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, exciting than Divergent Each chapter raises the stakes until you re all in The characters in this book are so much alive than in any other book I ve read recently They have such fascinating layers and depth that I feel I could never uncover all he secrets they hold Luckily Veronica Roth is amazing at helping us do just that The characters are masterfully unraveled before our veryyes Insights unlocked that I d have never seen comingThe same goes for the storyline There are things happening in this book that I wouldn t have once guessed And I consider myself pretty adept at figuring out storylines Every new plot twist is a welcome surprise Every new bit of info is an The Worst Witch Strikes Again exciting revealI was very pleasantly surprised that the romance storyline DID NOT overwhelm the majority of the plot This was a book about society and about war and about dealing withverything that comes with both of those That s what dystopian fiction is supposed to be aboutThe plot The Truth (Almost) about Bharat expands greatly upon what we know about the society and it s background which in the first was mostly nil I was thrilled with the way the information was revealed and what it means for the future of the series FINALLY the book is out After months of waiting I managed to snag this book on the day of its release and thank goodness for thatWarning There will be no spoilers of Insurgent only of DivergentAfter having not been immersed in the Divergent world since the first book came out last year I had ualms about diving headfirst into Insurgent without refreshing myself with the basicvents that happened prior to the start of this novel However having neither the time nor the care for rereading a book with this Mr. Christmas enticing new fresh book lying in front of me I decided to be a Dauntless and take the risk small risk but hey it s the thought that countsMy first thought That rereading Divergent would have been unnecessary in the fact that Insurgent picked up right where Divergent left off and hadnough continuity to it that I slowly but surely picked up all the dormant pieces of information that I needed to know for this book The action picks up right away and my worries for this book the middle book of this trilogy were completely blown away with the Where My Heart Used to Beat events that happen Oftentimes the second book of a trilogy slows down and loses some if not a lot of the pacing of the first book only for the climax and the denouement to pick up drastically in the finale Insurgent however did not disappoint me in that wayI loved so many things from this novel many of which I will point out belowSTRONG FEMALE LEAD Tris is a kickass sort of person and there s no denying that truth Not only is she Divergent but she s also a particularly strong type of Divergent which we had all the clues for in Divergent but were not pronounced clearly until now She is inherently strong but she isn t invulnerable she shows weakness when wexpect her to just like any human and regardless of her Dauntless faction She s strong but she s not overly ambitious unlike Jeanine and other people who will rise up to power and take advantage of the chaos What sets her apart from others is that she has all the capabilities of a leader yet she shows The Truth (Discworld, enough humbleness and humility to know when to step down I was feeling iffy about the polarization of characteristics between the different factions but Tris s multiple affinities make her well rounded and admirable for what she chooses to do instead of what she can do with the capabilities she hasFOCUS OF THE NOVELCome on I didn t read Insurgent for its romance It s obviously a perk of course but the romance between Tobias and Tris isn t the main focus of the novel not at all The conspiracies the conspiracies within the conspiracies and the struggle between choosing what feels right and what logically is right is oftentimesmployed here that makes you want to read further and further to see who s really the good guy And then somewhere along the way you realize that the good guy may not be the nicest guy I think Roth aptly puts this to justice when she writes And while he has done cruel Mr. Perfect evil things our society is not divided into good and bad Cruelty does not make a person dishonest the same way bravery does not make a person kind The multilayers tovery action and Secret Suffragette every character makes you stop and think of the macrovents which is what I "Believe Books Should Truly Be "books should truly be OUTCOMES AND PLOT DEVICES THAT MAKE YOU WIDE EYED FOR MOREStemming from what I said 7 Secrets of the Goddess earlier aboutvents that occur in this book I just want to say that Roth really does know how to set her pacing for the trilogy well Just reading the revelations that Indianomix each page brings shows the careful thought and planning that was placed into the creation of the Divergent world People you thought you could trust to be on the good side suddenly aren t so clear anyveryone falls into some gray fuzzy area on where their loyalties lie The aptness of the adage the road to hell is often paved with good INTENTIONS FITS IN WITH THIS WORLD AND MANY PEOPLE fits in with this world and many people that the My Favorite Earthling (Otherworldly Men, end justifies the means of their actions This strikes out to me not only for the complexity it brings to the series but also the reality of the situation that no matter how much you re a part of Abnegation in thend human instincts demand that you take a look at the grand scheme of things and figure out how you re going to survive It s not necessarily saying that people are inherently bad or good it s just that Doglands everyone takes action for their own survival and that ultimately pits people againstach other both realistic and true Who you trust Riveted (Iron Seas, ends up affecting what actions you take and uoted from Roth People I have discovered are layers and layers of secrets You believe you know them that you understand them but their motives are always hidden from you buried in their own hearts You will never know them but sometimes you decide to trust them Roth doesn t hesitate to pull out all the stops with layers upon layers ofvents that make Tris change her mind about which course of action to take countless times It s the sort of thing that makes your brain freak with the constant flow of new information while it simultaneously processes what it just learnedCHARACTERS nuff said You don t find multifaceted characters An Officer and a Spy easily andvery single one of these characters has something to contribute to the Divergent world as a whole Remember it s a society where things were always a specific way when a huge wave of reform is about to strike violently at you It s a time of strife and war something that most of us in first world countries can t comprehend on a personal level I uote an Fates (Fates, example from Isabel Allende here Once my daughter said to me that feminism was dated that I should move on Feminism is dated Yes for privileged women like my daughter but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the world who are still forced into premature marriage prostitution forced labor In such a setting chaos isverywhere and I can t stress how good it was reading about the diversity of people who at the Recipe for Temptation (Madewood Brothers, end of the day all wanted to just survive ENDINGI would be cautious of reading Insurgent if I were you Thending was the most terrible horrible jaw dropping cliffhanger that I ve read in a while We don t ven have a specific date to look forward for the third book ither I can t well yes I can but you understand my shock believe that Roth would put us through such misery of revealing such a huge closely guarded secret the truth of all truths to Divergent and then OBaby end it right when chaos breaks out Such a tease and such a brilliant move That ll keep us fans holding on for sureWould I recommend this book Heck yes without a single doubt It s got action suspense adventure mystery and romance packed into it and it was both cleverly and wellxecuted I couldn t ask for of a novel and I sincerely thank Roth for sharing it with usThe pre review I had posted that gathered all the likes to this reviewWHO REVIEWED IT ALREADY I m tempted to give death glares to any that did because at this point giving it a rating is just petty hate mail Judging by the average rating for the first book and the FACT THAT THE SECOND BOOK ISN T EVEN OUT FOR ARCs YET there should be no ratings How can you rate a book based on what you re anticipating it to beWhat it s rated now is by no means true since we don t Nerds even know what the book is about 45 starsWhen I first read Divergent I was awed I loved it and I reallynjoyed it However there was this small part of me that just cannot acknowledge that this series could be like most reviews had said leveled with The Hunger Games I don t know there was something I need to see or feel for me to be completely convinced that it is worth comparing to THG or say that it could be as great as THG And well great job Veronica Roth because Insurgent just had me convinced that this series is indeed fcking AH MA ZING I was floored I can certainly say now that this series could be leveled with not just THG but other really great dystopian novels as well I was so happy E želeti da ostanu po strani Tris i Četiri pokušavaju da se snađu u ovom sukobu i spasu ono dobro što je preostalo od njihovog sveta I od njihovih osećanjaU drugom još dramatičnijem nastavku popularnog distopi. The size of my disappointment probably has something to do with why I can t bring myself to award this two stars I know Divergent isn t really a great book the dystopia makes no sense the Dauntless are ridiculous people who jump off trains to prove themselves but for me it was still a wildly Zack (Areion Fury MC entertaining read It was fast paced full of action Tris was delightfully kickass and the romance between her and Four complemented the main story without overtaking it Insurgent failed on all of thoseNormally I might put it down to middle book syndrome and carry on with book three anyway but not this time Even though no time passes between thend of the first book and the start of this one Tris and TobiasFour feel like completely different characters and this is an inconsistency I can t forgive Whatever happened to tough Tris who made difficult decisions and put survival above all Shadow on the Crown (The Emma of Normandy Trilogy, else She has disappeared and in her place is a heroine uite like the majority of other young adult romantic heroines Tris is now solely concerned with Tobias and their relationship angst I lost count of how many pages were filled with their make out sessions and melodramaTobias also seems to have changed a lot than his name I really liked his character in Divergent I found him to be sweet kind and a little mysterious indeed in this book he was the only mystery However he has been replaced by someone who is aggressive always frowning and freuently yells at Tris He used to be so coolven in a crisis so what the hell happened I couldn t ContamiNation even begin to believe in a story where the characters had changed so dramatically without logical reasonPlus there s also the whopping great fact that nothing actually happens Okay so let me be honest I read the first 300 pages and then I skim read the rest So I suppose that it sntirely possible that I missed something really good it couldn t have saved the novel for me anyway but I m just saying that it is possible In those first 300 pages though nothing happens People sit around talking about their problems and what they should do Tris repeatedly remembers her parents I know she s upset but can t we move on to the current drama Tris thinks about Tobias obsesses about Tobias worries about Tobias tries to solve the mystery that is TobiasBasically the first 100 pages go something like Tris and Tobias make out Tris thinks about where they should go from here Tris and Tobias make out Tris and Tobias talk about where they should go from here Tris and Tobias make out Tris thinks about her parents deaths Tris and Tobias make outI honestly don t care about their relationship Maybe I did when I liked their characters but now I don t Taxi ins Glück even recognise them It s notven that I doubt Roth has some brilliant nding planned for the third book it s that I no longer give a single damn about Tris or Tobias I didn t ven care Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas enough to read this book properly and find out what happens at thend I think it s clear that this series just died out for me Uh oh Why did I break my promise to myself and read this bookWas it my curiosity Well I need to be careful After all curiosity killed the cat and I m a Leo Uh oh Now I m afraid that this book may have made me use up a few of my allotted nine lives OO Welcome back to the senseless world of dystopian Chicago where you are only allowed to have one personality trait which apparently is determined in what seems to be an The Magic Rolling Pin euivalent of a 5 uestion multiple choice test And this ridiculousness is presented very seriously Let s catch up shall weIf you happen to give your seat on a bus to an old lady well you must be selfless Welcome to Abnegation where you cannjoy shapeless clothes and bland foodIf you have Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, ever wondered how stuff works and dared to ask a smart uestion welcome to the EEEEvil Educated Erudites Exclusive Establishment A set of complementary spectacles and a seat at the library are waiting for youYou frown upon lying Welcome to candid life of Candor Enjoy your lie detector tests Now there s only one answer you can give to theternal uestion Does this make me look fat and punched in the face you will be no doubtYou are a tree hugging or people hugging hippie Amity nuff said You are a near suicidal borderline sociopath who loves jumping off moving trains and beat the crap out of people Heh heh You must be Brainless Dauntless Enjoy your youth because you ll die young and in true Darwin Awards fashionBut what if you happen to be a normal person with than one personality trait What if you are a tree hugging gardening loving hippie who helps old ladies cross the street while being able to truthfully recite 34 decimal digits of pi HIGH ALERT YOU ARE DIVERGENT THE HORROR YOU ARE SOMEHOW SPECIAL DANGER TO THE SOCIETY RUN AND HIDEThis how we left things in Divergent that for all its flaws was uite ntertaining Now we re moving how we left things in Divergent that for all its flaws was uite ntertaining Now we re moving to Insurgent where ridiculous overpowers the fun amidst nothing happeningWe start with our lovely heroine Tris recently tortured and shot in the shoulder after which she lost uite a bit of blood right away Garden Bouquets and Beyond easily jumping off trains and running around like the invincible little special snowflake she is When she s not defying basic laws of human physiology she moons over her boyfriend Tobias and tries to pull the traditional YA self sacrificing for the sake of the loved one clich Peripheral characters die left and right in this book but Tris is notven slowed down by serious physical injuries It s like she s Superman s long lost cousin And how The Unseen Wonder exactly is she so badass Is it herxtensive Dauntless training I beg to differAfter a few weeks of haphazard training in the Dauntless compound the training that appeared to consist of teenagers pummeling The Management Bible each other into pulp shooting guns and throwing knives without any real instructions jumping from moving trains and never actually having time to recover from physical injuries and playing Capture the Flag Tris is of course a highly trained physical menace If that s what makes you so super fit in this dystopian world the rest of them must be so deconditioned they fall over from just walking Dauntless training Left what we arexpected to believe it is Right what it probably looked like the Zu schnell entire timeSeriously all the training happened in the previous book This one really presents Tris as an accomplished badass again after a month or so of physical training Really book Tobias apparently less than impressed with Tris s special snowflake ness spends the majority of this book pouting at her yelling at her being bossy patronizing dismissive and full of double standards In the meantime Tris spends uite a bit of time swooning over him while Nataliya spends uite a bit of time perfecting theye rolling Sleepless (Bird of Stone, exercises my version of Dauntless workouts usingye muscles only And here s the worst thing in many many many many pages of this book not much of significance ver happens SeriouslyThe rest of the story the parts not about Tobias and Tris relationship consists of contrived yet repetitive situations in this ridiculously constructed world that is completely unsustainable the way it s presented that read like a 12 year old wrote them Go to a new compound meet stupid and selfishevilplottingweak leaders ngage in a confrontation with the Erudites meet those prejudiced against you watch a peripheral character die do something noble do something reckless do something selfless rinse repeat pass Go collect some angst pointsMost side characters are so under developed and one sided that the idea of the world where people are okay with being defined only by a single uality almost begins to make sense xcept I think it s less deliberate planning than poor characterization Add to this the fact that not much actually happens in this book to meaningfully advance the plot in any way and you see how this can get juuuuust a bit frustrating And the much talked about nding I found it a ridiculous and b uite predictable I called it not that far into the book thinking about the only possible way a world so illogical as this one would Invisible (The Curse of Avalon ever come into being and in all honesty I watchednough of M Night Shyamalan s films to jump to the conclusion that is the Big Reveal Call me nerdy Well yeah Hey but at least we get a mention of prefrontal cortex and mirror neurons in the context of pseudo science of the Erudites here Neuroscience Made Ridiculously Simple huh If things like that are what makes the Erudite seem smart this world is screwedBy the way What did smart people Yummy Supper ever do to Veronica Roth Erudite Evil gets annoying rather uickly Why is it that it s the brave who are awesome and all the other ualities appear vastly inferior Is it because Gryffindor in Harry Potter another universe that sorted kids by their one defining character trait housed the brave Is it because bespectacled kids the stereotypical smart seem likeasy targets on the playground C mon Veronica Roth smart kids are cool oh kayCool smart people See I m not kiddingAnyway 2 stars I feel generous since I had so much fun looking for all the Big Bang Theory images for this review I still may read the third one because apparently I njoy torturing myself with yeroll worthy books By the way "my review of Divergent is right over hereAnd my review of "review of Divergent is right over hereAnd my review of final book in the series Allegiant is here 25 stars All right Start it up We Will Rock You style now Clap clap stomp Clap clap stomp Clap clap stomp Clap clap stompWe are we are DAUNTLESSWe are we are DAUNTLESSBeatrice Now called Tris Made a big changePlaying on the trains She became a Dauntless one dayShe s got mud on her faceA parental disgraceNow she ll be kickin your ass all over the placeSingin We are we are DIVERGENTWe are we are DIVERGENTTobias is a Dauntless Div. U distopijskom Čikagu podeljenom na pet frakcija dugogodišnji mir je trajno poremećen brutalnim napadom Učenih na Nesebične Neustrašivi su podeljeni Kome će se prikloniti Čestiti i da li će Miroljubivi i dalj. ,
His seuel didn t become a filler book or that it didn t suffer on the second book syndrome in which most second novels in a trilogy tend to be I was surprised to realized that throughout the book there were so many things that actually happened so many discoveries and things learned I thoroughly Deep Listening enjoyed the parts where we get a look onach faction It was fascinating and interesting to see how they work and learn their beliefs and principles and ways of living I saw the good and the bad in ach of them their issues and flaws and realized how much their world were twisted seeing how it limited their people to have their own individuality With her grief over the loss of her parents and her guilt over Will s death Tris went through an intense motional roller coaster ride Her regrets and remorse from what had happened drove her to make thoughtless and careless decisions and actions Which made me ache for her but also drove me pretty crazy and frustrated me a bit It was understandable and believable though Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature especially after all that had happened and obstacles they were still facing With all thosemotional suffering she d been through she was still an amazing and admirable character a really brave and strong willed heroine In the Lara and the Gray Mare (Hoofbeats: Lara and the Gray Mare, end she was able to find her way and realized the right things she has to do TobiasFour I saw a lot of different sides of him in this book His usual cold and aloof facade he wear most of the time was gone He showed a lot ofmotions in this one and he d been open regarding his feelings I saw a frustrated Four a vulnerable Four a regretful Four but also a very loving and caring Four and boy did I fall in love all over againWhat I also loved so much in this book was how Tris and Tobias s relationship was handled It was very real believable and mature I love that it showed how it was to have a relationship in a situation were too many obstacles conflicts Trajan emotional baggages were thrown It wasn tasy and it wasn t always beautiful But they were still able to overcome it The downside of it helped Bunnys Book Club Goes to School established their relationship into a much stronger and in depth one I was touched by them and I just so freaking loved them I found myself dumbfounded by thending It was mind blowing and I was seriously surprised It wasn t really a brutal cliffhanger but it was a very good cliffhanger I wasn t The Peculiar Pig expecting that and it made me soxcited for the next book Overall Insurgent was a very remarkable and impressive seuel Once you read it you ll never have a doubt about his series I highly recommend it Book 3 hurry up This review is also posted at Book OverdoseTeaser He kisses me again insistent this time his hands sueezing my waist His breaths his body my body we are so close there is no difference I want to give a big old round of applause to HarperTEEN and their insane marketing campaign Bravo That is not mockery but a legit salute I sincerely have to give it up to you for convincing me that I had to own this book I was caught up and boarded the Twitter hype train as it drove me round and round the blogosphere s Factions BTW I still don t know who drives the damn train So by the time I stepped into my local bookstore and laid Cherry Ingram eyes on Insurgent I happily handed over my 1799 I wasn t thinking logically It was as if I was under a simulation HAHAHA Did you see what I did thereAnd thatnding Ugh I I I need a moment Let me just stop myself right here before I The Mermaids Shoes end up writing a really negative review and 1 starring one of the most anticipated books of 2012 But know I am displeased VERY Just look at how long it took me to finish the book What a shame The most anticipated book of 2012 is my most disappointing read so far After all the positive reviews I read I knew for sure I d love it Unfortunately it didn t work out that way I was conflicted on whether to give this book one or two stars In thend Insurgent s saving grace is that it simply doesn t belong with some of my other one starred books So I feel I must warn whoever stumbles across this review If this is one of your favorite series and you love it with the burning passion of a supernova this review might have the potential to piss you off It might be best for both you and I if you just hit the back button now before things get going Go on Spock and I will waitwhistlesOh you re staying huh Well strap yourself in because I have a feeling it might just be one of those reviewsSpock tells me this review must contain mild spoilers in order to logically xplain this illogical novel Sorry kids Spock s callThe first big negative right off the bat was that Insurgent picks up directly after Divergent left off There is virtually no recap to the story or characters and if you read the book a year ago well you may be screwed But thankfully Roth wrote up a lovely little cheat sheet for just this purpose Yay However the problem doesn t just lie with remembering It lies the "Connection The Reader May reader may may not have had the characters in Divergent which was now non xistent since I could barely remember who was who What s that you say So and so just got shot in the head I m sorry I can t find a single fuck to give Then we are introduced to The McKettrick Way (McKettricks, even characters So not only do I have to attempt to remember the old characters but I have to keep track of these newbies too That s just way too much work Obviously this isn t really Insurgent s fault but I thought it would helpful to point this outThe PlotWhat happened here What happened to the action packed dystopian series I was introduced to in Divergent Where the hell was Tris and why was Bella playing her role Why did Four suddenly update his Facebook status to Douche Bag Who s idea was it to turn Insurgent into a Dystopian Romance One thing I loved about Divergent was that the romance took a back seat to the story and action But in Insurgent the action is scattered with a heavier focus on Tris and Four s relationship Look that is not what I signed up for I really don t care if Four loves Tris o Well I definitely like the title Divergent better than Insurgent Sounds a bit like InsuranceWowight likes Maybe people have had some bad Midsummer Masque experience with insurance DunnoTEN LIKESOO OO OO I love that face There are so many different combinations XDEleven Whoa OO I don t understand this My review isn t at the top of the review page is it It s very cool though D ThanksveryoneOh my word Fourteen likes oo OO OO228 DAYS I think 219 DAYS5278 HOURS316728 MINUTES AND ABOUT19003700 SECONDS UNTILINSURGENT THE BOOK WITH THE WACKY TITLE217 days5223 hours313427 minutes18805657 secondsI don t know how I m going to SURVIVE whenif Tris meets up with Christina and Christina FINDS OUT TRIS KILLED WILL WAHHHHH D X Christina and Will were PERFECT PERFECTPURFECTPAIRFECT Ahaha pairfect Oh sobs PAIRFECT I think I m going to reread Divergent I can t wait 212 days211 days210 days 5055 hours 303346 minutes and about 18200800 secondsHOORAY DIVERGENT CAME I can reread it I ve forgotten how gripping it is oo It s likewow Wow WOWAwwTris and Four are so cute togetherHey am I reviewing Insurgent or Divergent Better cut down on the Divergent snippets Of course properly I shouldn t Maybe This Time (Belonging even be reviewing Insurgent I mean it s not out yet My main cause of dismay books that are not out yet Go figure 199 days189 days4536 hours272190 minutes and about 16331455 secondsAnd so in agony I m probably the most agonized person waiting for InsurgentInsurance AGH AGH AGH AGHBack to rereading Harry Potter 167 days5277 now OOMy countdown clock is acting upAAAH ONLY 131 DAYS It s a palindrome oh yeah I don t like this cover as much as Divergent s but it s still cool I dunno Divergent just had a little somethingto it It was striking in my opinion 55 days 1330 hours 79851 minutes and about 4791064 seconds until you know what FOOOORRRRRTY TWO DAYSAAH I JUST FOUND OUT THE RELEASE DATE HAS BEEN BUMPED UPJust kidding April Fool s D AAAAHH AAH AAH IT S OUT Only there are thirty four darn holds on it at the library I have to wait like for ages sobsUPDATE READOh my goshit washow do Iven begin to review this bookIt was first of all awesome I am so thankful that Roth didn t install a love triangle I hate those But all of the hopes I had for Will still being alive were crushed The cover has the tree symbolizing Amity on it and for pretty good reason Tris for reasons which you will have to read yourself spends a good deal of time in the Amity headuarters compound complex and you got to know their faction better The leadership system is uite interesting they don t really have one I actually think being Amity wouldn t be too bad view spoilerExcept not the fact that they put drugs or whatever in their bread hide spoiler People I have discovered are layers and layers of secrets Umm no honey You re thinking of something Effetto domino else Of the three books this book is the long neglected and likely disturbed middle c Come on Insurgent What Insurgent he says Noun A person who acts in opposition to thestablished authority who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent I look at Fernando The last time I broke into a faction s headuarters I did it with a gun in my hand and I left bodies behind me I want this time to be different I need this time to be different I like it I say Insurgent It s perfect Once again I find myself with mixed views over a book Middle books are usually filled with landscape designing set up and transition for the next book so I usually didn t The Midwifes Miracle Baby expect much from them But Divergent is far from usual And it snding Let just say the xpectation to the second book was set pretty high I admit there were so many things I forgot about in this series I had trouble remembering who was who like with Tris guilt for ki. Jskog serijala otkrijte kakva se neočekivana savezništva pripremaju koje će dugo skrivane tajne isplivati šta čeka malu populaciju Divergentnih i – da li su otpadnici oni koji su van frakcija sada najjača snag. .