Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


SPOILER ALERT:  This is the sequel to Divergent (previously reviewed).  If you have not read Divergent, this review might contain information you don't want.

In the aftermath of Erudite's attack on Abnegation, Tris and her friends and family attempt to preserve what is left of their lives while taking on Jeanine and the Dauntless traitors.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book in the Divergent trilogy.

I've said all along that the truly compelling thing about Divergent is the relationships between characters and how they change with each new circumstance.  Roth manages to keep her characters' actions realistic while still occasionally surprising; a difficult line to walk.  This second installment of the series maintains this theme, delving further into Tris's relationships with Four/Tobias and Christina, among many others.  The action keeps moving as well, offering several heart-pounding scenes of infiltration and all-out battle.  While in many ways this is a classic middle-of-a-trilogy novel (tasked with expanding the worldview and raising the stakes, but delivering a full payout for either one), I am definitely left eagerly awaiting the third and final book.

Insurgent is published by Katherine Tegen Books and retails for $17.99 (hardcover).  I bought my copy with my very own money.  You can get yours at Left Bank today!

Join us at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Ethical Society of St. Louis (9001 Clayton Rd., 63124) for Dark Days Tour, featuring Veronica Roth, Aprilynne Pike, Dan Wells and S.J. Kincaid.  All four authors will be reading from and signing their latest books.  If you can't make it to the event, call the store at 314-367-6731 x. 1 to reserve a signed copy of any of the books.

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