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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Audiobook)

Author: Veronica Roth
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Publication: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Harper Audio
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes
Pages: 544
Audience: 16 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Public Library

Synopsis (from
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.

My thoughts:
Wow! I really wish someone had forced me to listen or read this series sooner. Veronica Roth is great at writing dystopian novels. This novel starts off where Divergent left you. This time though, Tris has changed. Her actions and their consequences have left her in pieces. So you watch her deal with her grief. It can be frustrating at times, but grief is such an odd emotion that takes time and patience. In her grief she is also dealing with guilt. I think it made Tris more human. To mull over what she did and how it changed her. Anyone in the same situation would probably do the same. However, the grief and guilt causes a riff between Four and Tris. I think they should just sit down and talk it all out, but with an uprising and possible war in their future, talking about feelings is the last thing on their minds. There is a scene towards the end of the middle (if that makes sense. It is a large book!) and it actually made my heart hurt and my eyes tear up. I think I may have shed a couple of tears. It was such a well written scene and Emma Galvin read it with such emotion that it made me emotional. I hugged my fiance' a little tighter that night. It made me appreciate all that I had a little more. So this dystopian, young adult book really effected me in a way that a book hasn't been able to in a while. This book is full of death, sadness, guilt, and grief. It was harder to read at times with all the emotions, but that is what made it a wonderful read at the same time. Of course, this book also ends on this huge bombshell. I cannot wait for October to roll around because I'm buying the darn book and reading it. I'll listen to it later because I think Miss Galvin is a fantastic narrator, but I need to know what happens next!


  1. That ending is quite the jaw-dropper. I'm eagerly awaiting October 22.

  2. I can't believe I can't remember the ending!! Must go re-read immediately! I'm glad you liked it though, I do remember loving it :D