The Girls' Weekend Murder fThe 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 butor me it was still a wildly entertaining read It was ast paced ull of action Tris was delightfully kickass and the romance between her and Four complemented the main story without overtaking it Insurgent ailed 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 the end of the irst book and the start of this one Tris and TobiasFour eel like completely different characters and this is an inconsistency I can t orgive Whatever happened to tough Tris who made difficult decisions and put survival above all 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 The African American Writers Handbook 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Divergent Iound him to be sweet kind and a little mysterious indeed in this book he was the only mystery However he has been replaced by someone who is aggressive always A Friend for Bo frowning andreuently yells at Tris He used to be so cool even in a crisis so what the hell happened I couldn t even begin to believe in a story where the characters had changed so dramatically without logical reasonPlus there s also the whopping great act that nothing actually happens Okay so let me be honest I read the irst 300 pages and then I skim read the rest So I suppose that it s entirely possible that I missed something really good it couldn t have saved the novel Shadow Girl for me anyway but I m just saying that it is possible In thoseirst 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 A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man first 100 pages go something like Tris and Tobias make out Tris thinks about where they should gorom here Tris and Tobias make out Tris and Tobias talk about where they should go rom 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 even recognise them It s not even that I doubt Roth has some brilliant ending planned or the third book it s that I no longer give a single damn about Tris or Tobias I didn t even care enough to read this book properly and ind out what happens at the end I think it s clear that this series just died out or 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 The Outside Man 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 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 can enjoy shapeless clothes and blandoodIf you have 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 or youYou rown upon lying Welcome to candid life of Candor Enjoy your lie detector tests Now there s only one answer you can give to the eternal uestion Does this make me look The Christian Mystic fat and punched in theace 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 Drawing Fantastic Furries: The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Anthropomorphic Characters 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 thator all its Child's Play flaws was uite entertaining Now we re moving on to Insurgent where ridiculous overpowers theun 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 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 Emilie's Voice for the sake of the loved one clich Peripheral characters die left and right in this book but Tris is not even slowed down by serious physical injuries It s like she s Superman s long lost cousin And how exactly is she so badass Is it her extensive Dauntless training I beg to differAfter aew weeks of haphazard training in the Dauntless compound the training that appeared to consist of teenagers pummeling each other into pulp shooting guns and throwing knives without any real instructions jumping rom moving trains and never actually having time to recover rom physical injuries and playing Capture the Flag Tris is of course a highly trained physical menace If that s what makes you so super Sneak Thief fit in this dystopian world the rest of them must be so deconditioned theyall over rom just walking Dauntless training Left what we are expected to believe it is Right what it probably looked like the 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 special snowflake ness the majority of this book pouting at her yelling at her being bossy patronizing dismissive and ull 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 the eye rolling exercises my version of Dauntless workouts using eye muscles only And here s the worst thing in many many many many pages of this book not much of significance ever 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 engage 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 the idea of the world where people are okay being defined only by a single uality almost begins to make sense except I think it s less deliberate planning than poor characterization Add to this the act 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 rustrating And the much talked about ending I Domenic's War: A Story of the Battle of Monte Cassino found it a ridiculous and b uite predictable I called it not thatar into the book thinking about the only possible way a world so illogical as this one would ever come into being and in all honesty I watched enough of M Night Shyamalan s A Plain Fancy Christmas 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 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 like easy targets on the playground C mon Veronica Roth smart kids are cool oh kayCool smart people See I m not kiddingAnyway 2 stars Ieel generous since I had so much un looking or all the Big Bang Theory images As Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It as Luck Would Have It for this review I still may read the third one because apparently I enjoy torturing myself with eyeroll worthy books By the way my review of Divergent is right over hereAnd my review of theinal book in the series Allegiant is
Here 25 Stars All 25 stars All 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 aceA parental disgraceNow she ll be kickin your ass all over the placeSingin We are we are DIVERGENTWe are we are DIVERGENTTobias is a Dauntless DivergentShoutin to them all We can take on the world todayErudite got blood on their aceWe 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 even 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 The Music Shop fascinating layers and depth that Ieel 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 very eyes Insights unlocked that I d have never seen comingThe same goes The Black Sphere for the storyline There are things happening in this book that I wouldn t have once guessed And I consider myself pretty adept atiguring out storylines Every new plot twist is a welcome surprise Every new bit of info is an 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 with everything that comes with both of those That s what dystopian Московские фиалки fiction is supposed to be aboutThe plot expands greatly upon what we know about the society and it s background which in theirst was mostly nil I was thrilled with the way the information was revealed and what it means or the uture of the series The Characters Tris really FEELS the emotions brought on by the deaths that she believes herself to be responsible Scoundrel for even when she had no other choice Inact she eels her eelings almost too much A lot like the way people really do in even less dire real life situations She s just an ordinary girl in an extraordinary situation At least that s how she sees herself She doesn t at all realize how strong and extraordinary she really isAs much as I love Katniss rom The Hunger Games I never really elt her inner turmoil the way I do with Tris My stomach clenches when I think of what she s gone through so Seven Roads to Hell: A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne far If I think about it too much I ll get nauseousOn another note I have a tiny gripe about the passages involving Four s looks like this one Some girls mightocus on the way his ears stick out or the way his nose hooks at the end Plus many other little ones about his spindly long ingers and gaunt aceWow move over Fabio Lemme at him GOOD LORD this woman really does not want us to School of Velocity find Ol Toby attractive does she I appreciate that he isn t your typical hero type because let sace it not every guy has long blonde waves and gleaming teeth But not every girl inds that kind of guy attractive either It doesn t have to be one or the U distopijskom Čikagu podeljenom na pet rakcija 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. .
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Ear old everyone still looks to her to analyze the situation Or even how impossible I Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries find theseactions How is it that you can put all of these traits into neat little boxes and ask a person to choose one over the others This is the same problem I had with The Hunt In both novels the author tries to pitch an idea of human behavior completely different Local Girls from what reality is but you can clearly see thelaws with it However the main character A Is for Awful fully believes in that world and way of thinking They try to rationalize it convince you of it Yes I realize it s a Dystopian novel but this is a hard concept to sell because it makes it difficultor me to sympathize with the main character their conflicted eelings and understand their world Believability is key or me and I have a hard time believing this world Tris My Little Half-Moon freuently switches back andorth between her Dauntless Erudite and Abnegation sides Other characters comment on her embracing one trait depending on what the situation calls Hello, Good-bye for it But this doesn t workor me Real talk you can t just put logical thinking back in the toy chest when you decide you don t want to play with it any It doesn t work like that At least I don t think so SpockI m getting no ish vibesTrisThis series gets a lot of comparisons to The Hunger Games and in a way I can see why You have your young girl who one way or another plays an important part in bringing A Succubus for Freedom and other tales of Obscene Orgies forth change to her society And if I really had to compare the two I d say that Insurgent is like Mockingjay Tris is depressed struggling to hold it together andight in the war The difference comes into play when Tris borderline gives up while Katniss kicked ass until the very end I m not saying Tris didn t have the right to be depressed because I do believe she did But it was really over done From Z to A-Lister: How To Build Your Personal Brand for me Ielt like I was drowning in her angst This book is over 500 pages long and most of the action doesn t even show up to the party until the last 30 pages So what was Tris doing خلقیات ما ایرانیان for the other 500 pages Not a damn thing No scratch that Spock tells me that is inaccurate Tris was inact doing something She was off being selfless trying to get herself killed so that no one else would die Bella is that you I didn t know you did Dystopias now That irritated me to no end At one point she turns herself into the Erudite because they threatened to kill off people until Divergent started surrendering So of course Tris thinks it has to be her and sneaks off to give herself up before the Dauntless can The Avril LaVigne Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Avril LaVigne form a plan Now let s think about this logically Tris knows the Erudite want to experiment on heror a Divergent proof serum Which means people would be enslaved andor killed because of her turning herself in A Fatal Debt: A Novel facepalm Then she almost dies but it was too late because I had run out ofucks by then So I had to shake Spock down The White Ballets for some What do you mean you re out ofucks One of us has to care if Tris lives or dies The EndingOkay lots of spoilers here olks Spoilers all around rom this point onI didn t like the ending I elt cheated because I had hung on or the ending Everyone said how it made up The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College for the rest of the book and what not but here s the thing The ending couldn t make upor all the angst Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin filledluff the rest of the book was stuffed with I didn t Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South feel the anticipation throughout the novel and I hate to admit that I was really tempted to skim The villan was killed reallyast without much of a Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices fight I always hate when that happens The villan has been giving the characters hell all throughout the story and by the time their number is up they begor their life and die by a simple stab woundYes if you kill me you ll never Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism find the informationstabby stabinsert blood and stuffUGH I M MELTINGdies Still noucks I see That s cold bro And the big secret wasn t anything you couldn t have guessed Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas from Divergent It s revealed that the world is in chaos outside of theence Murders destruction etc The weird thing is that I actually After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry forgot about their society being enclosed in theence until it was brought up near the end It totally slipped my mind But I digress The entire point of their society was to be a Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread fresh start to the world Somehow by boxing people in these Factions and waitingor the Divergent to emerge that euates to saving humanity I m not exactly sure how that works since the book just ends with that revelation and the Acknowledgements rolled But I Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes feel like Roth wrote herself all the way to a deserted island sent up her SOS signal and that cliffhangerell right out of the sky to the rescue sigh I really hate cliffhangers It was one of the things that I liked about Divergent For the most part things were tied
up but with Insurgent It s uite the mess we llbut with Insurgent It s uite the mess we ll walking into in book threeWill I read the next book Yes because I ve come this ar and I m hoping I will enjoy book three as much as I enjoyed Divergent I think Insurgent suffers rom Second Book Syndrome and the infamous Hype Train may it die in a ire the Hype Train not the book But ultimately I m interested in how Roth will explain away everything Maybe then this whole series will make perfect logical sense to me Until then drink time SpockMore reviews and shenanigans at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog Well I definitely like the title Divergent better than Insurgent Sounds a bit like InsuranceWow eight likes Maybe people have had some bad experience with insurance DunnoTEN LIKESOO OO OO I love that ace 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 Thanks everyoneOh 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 She Weeps Each Time You're Born 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 even be reviewing Insurgent I mean it s not out yet My main cause of dismay books that are not out yet Goigure 199 days189 days4536 hours272190 minutes and about 16331455 secondsAnd so in agony I m probably the most agonized person waiting or 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 our darn holds on it at the library I have to wait like Seven Days, Seven Dinners for ages sobsUPDATE READOh my goshit washow do I even begin to review this bookIt wasirst 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 A Northern Light for Will still being alive were crushed The cover has the tree symbolizing Amity on it andor pretty good reason Tris If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas 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 theiraction 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 act that they put drugs or whatever in their bread hide spoiler People
I have discovered are layers and layers of secrets Umm no honey Youhave discovered are layers and layers of secrets Umm no honey You thinking of something else Of the three books this book is the long neglected and likely disturbed middle child Not as Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fun as theirst nor as smart as the third Doesn t contribute or stand out Essentially it s just there staring at us and wanting us to notice it The plot Tris Co are betrayed run to a new action cue long description of new actionfaction life Tris Co are betrayedrun to new White Water factionetc Literally the whole book is Tris running around of the Divergent world It s like Veronica spent too much time designing theseactions and didn t want the effort to go to wastehence we get the grand tour Well I shouldn t say that s all we getwe also get gems like this Killing you is not the worst thing they can do to you I say Controlling you is You could completely skip this novel and not miss a thing or the third Oh wait They do use the classic government knew of everything and manipulated every possible thing to get this exact outcome LovelyMy avorite part When Veronica Roth assumed we were too stupid to understand the title Insurgent he says Noun A person who acts in opposition to the established authority who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent Mind Freaking Blown YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading Come on Insurgent What Insurgent he says Noun A person who acts in opposition to the established authority who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent I look at Fernando The last time I broke into a Special Agent 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 Iind myself with mixed views over a book Middle books are usually Sleep with the Fishes filled with landscape designing set up and transitionor the next book so I usually didn t expect much The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History from them But Divergent isar rom usual And it s ending Let just say the expectation to the second book was set pretty high I admit there were so many things I orgot about in this series I had trouble remembering who was who like with Tris guilt A World on Fire for killing Will I can treaking remember who s Will was To my defense Divergent was blindly ast
Pace And With Aand with a gap between the two books it s a bit disorienting or Insurgent to immediately jumping right in Insurgent started directly after where the irst book left us Will s murder Tris parents deaths and the destruction of Dauntless and Abnegation with Tris Four Marcus Four s ather and Peter all on the run It picks up exactly where it ended on the trainThe 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate first part of the story was alreadyull of action And comparing the amount of actions in this book to the The Oxford New Greek Dictionary first one Better not because this will give you no pauseor time out There is also a great sense of unease and unknown As the book progresses there are events that complicate and confuse me that It made the pace kind of slow But the worst was me keep guessing what s the unimaginable scary thing outside the The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece fence that they kept secret all the time I really can t get that out of my mind the whole time I m reading this It srustrating like Tris annoying character in hereInsurgent has lots of loopholes and unpolished side that to my opinion is not that noticeable if you didn t give it too damn time to criticize Veronica writes with a believable heroine I kind of hated Tris character in here but it still believable none the less I still like this book and still super like this series The shifts gear of the ending was a major WHOA And the other major thing that I really like is the It don t have love triangle drama That my The New Job Security friends is a major plusor me Post The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) from Veronica Roth s blog about her 2nd bookINSURGENTThis post really wouldn t be complete without a dictionary definition so here it is INSURGENT Origin1755 65 Latin insurgent stem of insurg ns present participle of insurgere to get up ascend rebel1 a person who rises inorcible opposition to lawful authority especially a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws rebel2 a member of a section of a political party that revolts against the methods or policies of the party3 one that acts contrary to the established leadership as of a political party union or corporation or its decisions and policies4 international law a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerencyNot all of those definitions are eually applicable to the book some are spot on than others But I won t tell you which ones yetNow all I have to do is The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis finish Back to the writing caveNow myriends if you haven t read Divergent yet well turn off that darn screen and run the hell out of your house and buy that The Jumbee freaking book and READ IT NOWSuper love the title. 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 vanrakcija sada najjača snag. ,
Ther I would like a bit sexier description of him rom time to time You know something that doesn t make it sound as though he looks like BeetlejuiceFor example most people wouldn t call Edward Scissorhands himself a classically handsome man If you tried to you could make some of Johnny Depp s characters sound pretty hideous in a text description but he somehow manages to transcend the gloomy and uniue nature of those characters and bring them to life in a way that makes them sexy and intriguing I just would like a little something like that in the description of Four in the uture The Romance First off yes I still call him Four Tris switches off between calling him Four and Tobias in the book Lately I ve Simple Art of Greatness found myself calling him Tobias in my head but when I write it it usually ends up being Four I mean that s what he was called throughout almost the entireirst novel but the name Tobias is starting to grow on meTo be honest I was afraid that Tris and Four s relationship would go down the cookie cutter route I couldn t be thrilled with the direction their romance has taken They have real issues that they work through There is no angst purely Where the Heart Waits for the sake angst It s all based on their present and past situations If you re lookingor a lovey dovey pink luffy unicorns dancing on rainbows kind of relationship then sorry but you won t ind that here Sorry to burst your cotton candy bubble gum bubble And yes I know I m evil sly grinThere s angst and arguing but NO love triangle with the main character At least not one that was discernible to me If there was one it was a ninja assassin love triangle The Verdict LOVE LOVE LOVE I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in this series Insurgent was an incredibly delicious exciting and emotional read But mostly it just A Burglar's Guide to the City flat out made an impact on meThe other night I was watching Merlin which has newly been added to my list of all timeavorite TV shows and there was one particular moment where a character shows a redonkulous amount of bravery in a certain heartbreaking scene which cannot be named and I literally thought to myself That s so Dauntless That s the power of the world that Veronica Roth has created When a story becomes part of pop culture when it is so uniue and recognizable that it can be spoofed or merchandised and when it s terminology works its way into your everyday life that s when you see the true power of literature I believe that this is one of those storiesOh and by the way I want a T Shirt with the Dauntless The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth faction symbol so someone get started on that ASAP snap snapThe winner of the Divergent and Insurgent PRIZE PACK has been announced on STRANGEMORECOM Check the Rafflecopter Widget to see the name of the winner FINALLY the book is out After months of waiting I managed to snag this book on the day of its release and thank goodnessor thatWarning There will be no spoilers of Insurgent only of DivergentAfter having not been immersed in the Divergent world since the American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago first book came out last year I had ualms about diving headfirst into Insurgent without refreshing myself with the basic events that happened prior to the start of this novel However having neither the time nor the careor rereading a book with this enticing new resh book lying in ront of me I decided to be a Dauntless and take the risk small risk but hey it s the thought that countsMy Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul first thought That rereading Divergent would have been unnecessary in theact that Insurgent picked up right where Divergent left off and had enough continuity to it that I slowly but surely picked up all the dormant pieces of information that I needed to know Spain in Mind for this book The action picks up right away and my worriesor this book the middle book of this trilogy were completely blown away with the events that happen Oftentimes the second book of a trilogy slows down and loses some if not a lot of the pacing of the The Inheritance: Part 1 first book onlyor the climax and the denouement to pick up dra 45 starsWhen I The Curious World Of Christmas first read Divergent I was awed I loved it and I really enjoyed 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 oreel or 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 cking AH MA ZING I was loored I "had me convinced that this series is indeed cking AH MA ZING I was loored I 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 this seuel didn t become a iller book or that it didn t suffer on the second book syndrome in which
Most Second Novels In A Trilogy Tend To Be Isecond novels in a trilogy tend to be I surprised to realized that throughout the book there were so many things that actually happened so many discoveries and things learned I thoroughly enjoyed the parts where we get a look on each action It was ascinating 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 each of them their issues and The Commemerative 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 emotional roller coaster ride Her regrets and remorserom what had happened drove her to make thoughtless and careless decisions and actions Which made me ache The Magnesium Factor for her but also drove me pretty crazy andrustrated me a bit It was understandable and believable though especially after all that had happened and obstacles they were still acing With all those emotional suffering she d been through she was still an amazing and admirable character a really brave and strong willed heroine In the end she was able to ind 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 The Undrowned Child facade he wear most of the time was gone He showed a lot of emotions in this one and he d been open regarding hiseelings I saw a The Summer House frustrated Four a vulnerable Four a regretful Four but also a very loving and caring Four and boy did Iall 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 emotional baggages were thrown It wasn t easy and it wasn t always beautiful But they were still able to overcome it The downside of it helped established their relationship into a much stronger and in depth one I was touched by them and I just so Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir freaking loved them Iound myself dumbfounded by the ending 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 Expecting That And It "expecting that and it me so excited The Yankee Club 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 youor 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 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 that ending Ugh I I I need a moment Let me just stop myself right here before I 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 inish the book What a shame The most anticipated book of 2012 is my most disappointing read so ar After all the positive reviews I read I knew The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day 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 the end Insurgent s saving grace is that it simply doesn t belong with some of my other one starred books So Ieel I must warn whoever stumbles across this review If this is one of your Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design 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 bestor 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 The Magic Cake Shop feeling it might just be one of those reviewsSpock tells me this review must contain mild spoilers in order to logically explain this illogical novel Sorry kids Spock s callTheirst 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 or just this purpose Yay However the problem doesn t just lie with remembering names It lies with the connection the reader may or may not have had with the characters in Divergent which was now non existent 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 ind a single uck to give Then we are introduced to 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 ault 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 Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability focus on Tris and Four s relationship Look that is not what I signed upor I really don t care if Four loves Tris or if they ll end up riding a unicorn that poops rainbows as they ride off into the sunset Whatever whatever whateverSo the Erudite are trying to take over their world by creating a new serum The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much for those that are Divergent while the Factionless plan a rebellion But all that usually happens in the background with occasional mention to keep the reader up to date Most of the novel we are stuck in Tris head as she goes into angst mode over Four her parents and Will It was so boring Ielt like I was stuck in a throwback episode of As the World Turns On repeat Save me But wait We have a random plot twist at the end right before the battle is about to go down Marcus Four s abusive American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series father decides to enlist Tris to help him retrieve information stolenrom Abnegation He tells her it s super secret and that he can t tell her what it is because it s something you have to see that she ll just have to trust him Doing so would betray Four She agreesWait PauseTris hates Marcus Tris loves Four Tris doesn t know what information they would be retrieving She also doesn t know if Marcus is telling her the truth She has absolutely no reason to believe him No real evidence to back up his claim She agrees Without much thought Tris is supposed to have an aptitude The Mother Zone for Erudite right She s supposed to be logical RIGHT Tris pack your bags I think Spock has just voted you off the islandThat makes no sense And then when Iound out the super big secret guess what He could have easily told her I smell and easy plot cop out The Void folks The secret is kept long enoughrom the reader just so it can push you off the cliff on the last pageWorld BuildingIn Divergent I let a lot slide and roll off me because I was entertained throughout the entire book I m known to do that with a lot of books like Wither and Across the Universe The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish for example I could not do it with Insurgent You see I have the attention span of aruit ly If I m not ully engaged in the book I m going to notice things Things I probably wouldn t care too much about if I were enjoying myself Like how the Erudite wear glasses just because they re smart Or how even though Tris is emotionally unbalanced 16 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.