Friday, January 9, 2015

Insurgent Book Review and Divergent Movie Review

Insurgent (Divergent) by Veronica Roth was the next book in the series which I picked up right after the first.  I was very excited to get the second book and a little sad that I didn't have the third one already from the library as soon as I was done.  It is a great series (even if it was with young adult books) because it is great for young and old alike.

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.  Make sure you check out this book to find out what happens!!

I started this after finishing the first and still couldn't put it down.  This was as fast a read as Hunger Games or Harry Potter where everything else including sleeping takes a back seat.  I was super sad when I got to the end and didn't have the third book already.  I reserved it at the library shortly after finishing and I was 7th on the list so it just came into the library a few weeks later.  That is the benefit of having a huge county library system because there are so many copies of the book.  Sad thing is that they were all checked out but luckily it didn't take long to get the next one.

In order to hold me over, I watched the movie of the first book that just came to DVD.  I enjoyed the movie but I was hoping for some more.  I often have that problem when I read the book first because the book gives you the opportunity to have more information about all of the characters.  I loved the casting and once I settled into the idea that I just had to imply things in that were in the book that didn't make it into the movie, I was pretty okay with the movie.  At least it helped me while I was waiting for the third book to come in!!

What did you think of the movie?  How about the book?  Did you read the book first or the watch the movie?  Do you think that matters because it always seems to make me question the movie if I read the book first!!!

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