Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book #43: Insurgent

Title: Insurgent (second book in Divergent series)

Author: Veronica Roth

Date started reading: June 27, 2013
Date finished reading:  June 30, 2013

Publish date: 544
ISBN: 978-0062024046
Number of pages: May 2012

Official summary: "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." (

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How I obtained the book: Bought for $2.50 at a Friends of the Library charity book sale

My commentary: --

Memorable quotes:
  • “Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.”  
  • “People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.” 
  • “We both have war inside us. Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.”  
  • “It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.” 
  • “Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged.”  
  • “The truth has a way of changing people's plans.” 
  • “Sometimes, people just want to be happy, even if it’s not real.” 
  • “Killing you is not the worst thing they can do to you. Controlling you is.” 
  • “The Candor sing the praises of the truth, but they never tell you how much it costs.”  
  • “I have done bad things. I can't take them back, and they are part of who I am. Most of the time, they seem like the only thing I am.” 
  • “I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity.”  
  • “I feel bare. I didn't realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.” 
  • “You die, I die too.”  
  • “Evil depends on where you're standing.” 
  • “Nothing else is all right. But we are.”   ~ Tobias to Tris
  • “Arrogance is one of the flaws in the Erudite heart -- I know. It is often in mine.” 
  • “No factions? A world in which no one knows who they are or where they fit? I can't even fathom it. I imagine only chaos and isolation.”  
  • “Something about him makes me feel like I'm about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.” 
  • “I get the strange urge to hit my head against the wall. Other people's sobs make me feel uncomfortable.”  
  • “Inquisitiveness is self-serving, Johanna.” ~ Marcus 
  • “Blood is a strange color. It's darker than you expect it to be.”  
  • “No matter what you believe, there's a technology out there for you.”

Buy on Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2)

1 comment:

  1. I've so been wanting to read this book!!! Is it good?