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Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)

Insurgent (Divergent Series #2) - This book taught me a very valuable lesson: do not base my choice whether to read or not to read solely on Goodreads reviews that show up in my news feed. I honestly can't remember whose reviews I saw, only that the general consensus shortly after the release date seemed to be that Insurgent wasn't as good as Divergent. So my copy sat untouched on my shelf for months. I knew that I'd read it one day, but I just wasn't inspired to pick it up right away.Insurgent was well worth the wait though -- I loved it! I felt that Divergent did an excellent job of setting the stage for this book, by explaining the factions and creating this amazing dystopian world. Insurgent was more about the action and adventure, and it seemed like the book was perfectly paced from one adventure to the next. I could have raced through this book in a couple of days, but I'm trying to read a little bit slower in order to savour what I'm reading, rather than gobbling up books. (It's a new year's resolution of mine, but I'm starting a little earlier this year).There's not much more that I can say about the book without giving anything away, so let me just leave it at this: Insurgent is a fast-paced, adventure-packed book that picks up right where Divergent left off. What I loved best about this book is that you don't know who to trust throughout the book, as it seems like everyone's allegiances keep shifting. Tris' character grows a lot throughout the book, and I love her as a heroine even more after finishing Insurgent. And the ending just made me want to read Book #3 RIGHT NOW! It's going to be a long, long wait until September!Review also posted at: http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.ca/2012/12/insurgent-veronica-roth.html