Waiting on Wednesday: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

I've been reading books so quickly and in such fast succession that my brain is having a hard time letting go of the world of one book in order to move on to another. Right now the characters from Dearly, Departed are fighting for room in my brain space with the characters of the book I just finished yesterday, Divergent by Veronica Roth. Since Divergent's upcoming sequel has an already released cover, it's today's choice.

Veronica Roth

Releases May 1, 2012
525 pages

Preorder it here at Amazon

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.

I finished Divergent in three sittings over the course of 36 hours. While I didn't fall madly in love with it - most likely because my head space was still filled with Bram the zombie soldier - I really enjoyed how it was a combination of all my favorite parts of all my favorite dystopian/post-apocalyptic/survivalist stories. And then there was Four. I liked Four.

Anyway I really enjoyed the world Roth created in Divergent and I think with how that first book ended, I think there's exponentially more potential for an even more fantastic book in the form of Insurgent. And did I mention that I liked Four? 'Cause I liked Four.