Monday, May 7, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth & a Book Signing

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
5 Freaking Stars!!!!!

I LOVED this book. Maybe more than the first in the trilogy, Divergent. My first ever book review of this book can be found here.

There aren't really words to describe this book. (At least I don't have the words without giving it away.) So here is the synopsis.

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.

This book is fast paced and full of action. It was hard to put down... which I sadly had to do about a million times between work and B. I already want to re-read it because it is that good. (And I know there are things I missed because I simply flew through it.)

I think everyone needs to read this series. I just can't say enough good things about it. If you haven't done it yet... read Divergent so that you can read Insurgent. You will thank me. Then you will curse me because you will have to wait who knows how long for the next one. Sad.

Now what is this I mentioned about a book signing? Well I went to my first one and it was awesome! It was for... Insurgent! :) I got to meet Veronica Roth. Still can't believe she is so young. She is incredible.

I had a good friend drive 2.5 hours to come with me (and then she stayed for my book exchange party. (In a post to come)) V. Roth (as she signed my books) came out and read a little bit from Chapter 8 in Insurgent and then did a Q & A for about 15 minutes before starting to sign books. We talked to one person who had a number of 267! Thankfully we called and ordered our books early and were numbers 42 & 45. I told her that I hate one of her characters because of something he did and she said she always hates him too. Kinda made me laugh. I will definitely be going to more book signings in the future. 

During the reading.
I wore Amity Colors. :)
My pretty books! Photobucket Photobucket


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