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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Audiobook Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth


TITLE: Insurgent 
SERIES: Divergent, Book #2
AUTHOR: Veronica Roth 
NARRATOR: Emma Galvin
PUBLISHER: Harper Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: May 1, 2012
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook, 11 hrs and 22 mins
GENRE: Young Adult, Science Fiction/Dystopia
ISBN: 9780062132673
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 best-selling 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 REVIEW: 

I absolutely loved Divergent when I read it earlier this year. I have been itching to read Insurgent, which won the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Best Goodreads Author

It was great to re-immerse myself in Roth’s world of factions and factionless. The story resumes immediately from where Divergent ended, which was where we saw Tris and Tobias on the train to Amity with Marcus and Caleb. Everyone now has to deal with the fall-out from Amity’s mind-control simulation and new alliances are being formed between factions. I enjoyed this shift in stability, and there is much political unrest. Roth addresses one of the burning questions that I had when I read Divergent: Why don’t the factionless just get together and overthrow the other factions?

Although I didn’t love it as much as Divergent, I still really enjoyed Insurgent and can’t wait to read Allegiant when it comes out in October 2013.

This is another great narration by Emma Galvin. She portrays teenage Tris so well, without being overly dramatic. I love the attitude she brings to Tris' character! 

MY RATING:

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome you read this in audio version. I really liked this too, but like you, think I enjoyed Divergent more. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Emma Galvin does a great job with the narration. Can't wait for October! Thanks for stopping by, Natalie!

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  2. I still need to get in gear and read Divergent. They look so good. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. You may as well wait until closer to October and then you can read the whole series back-to-back! Hope you enjoy the series as much as I am!

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