Insurgent by Veronica Roth
I apologize for not being active this month, I miss writing and doing reviews but I had this moment wherein I was just only reading for the sake of doing a review, and it made me restless and unfocused so I had to refresh my mind for a little while. I’ve read a lot of books this month! But, first and foremost, below is the third book of Divergent Series: Insurgent.
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.(from goodreads)
Spoiler Free Review:
Call me emotional but I give five stars with books who make me cry and this one made me bawl at 1am I had to get up and go down to stifle my sobs. I’ve heard a lot of things from my friends and everybody’s already buzzing with that spoiler but still, it did not prepare me for the imminent event that shattered my soul into pieces. It was heartbreaking.
The last book made me feel tense all thought, and the writing of Roth is really straight to the point with few poetic notations that will make you sigh. It’s heartbreaking and it made me feel like everyone’s just bidding their time. There are also moments when I don’t want it to end and reread a phrase or a paragraph.I can still feel the pain of last night and that means it’s beautiful, beautiful book that will make you feel something.
As for the scientific references, I know that we should not dwell on this too much but I’m just glad that Roth didn’t use many jargons that would only be ignored by the readers who are not geeky. I think everything is well written and it made me wonder about a lot of things. I mean, how would you react if you found that what you believed about the world and yourself are all lies?
Some of my Favorite Quotes:
“I think I’d like to find a middle ground for myself,” he says. “To find that place between what I want and what I think is wise.”
“I catch myself thinking, Thank God for this, out of habit, and then I understand what he’s so concerned about. What if my parents’ God, their whole belief system, is just something concocted by a bunch of scientists to keep us under control? And not just their beliefs about God and whatever else is out there, but about right and wrong, about selflessness? Do all those things have to change because we know how our world was made?”
“And,” I say, “I think you’re still the only person sharp enough to sharpen someone like me.”
“I used to think that when people fell in love, they just landed where they landed, and they had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that’s true of beginnings, but it’s not true of this, now. I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
“Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.”