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Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved Divergent so much that I was waiting and waiting and waiting for Insurgent to come out, and because I think that Veronica Roth wrote such an excellent book with Divergent, I was never worried that Insurgent wouldn’t be as good…..and I am happy to say that I loved Insurgent just as much.
I listened to this one on audiobook and it was great. There were so many different things going on, so many characters returning from Divergent that I grew so much closer to, many people dying, many people showing their true colours and loyalties. There was so much action, so much adventure and still loads of thoughtful and serious discussions between characters. And then there were Tris and Tobias. Ahh Tobias, gosh I love him so. As with the first book, Tobias couldn’t do a thing wrong in my mind and sometimes I could almost visualise his heart bursting with love for Tris. And good ole Tris, still a very independent girl who does what she believes is the right thing to do (I did have a few exclamations of ‘Oh Tris, don’t do that..just tell Tobias the truth and he will help you…’ but I am a bit of a ‘shining knight comes along to save the day’ kinda girl. And in the end I felt that Tris and Tobias’s relationship was solid, real and full of everything it should be.
And that ending…wow..I really didn’t see that coming and after picking my jaw up off the floor, I sighed with anticipation for book 3.

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<a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969742-blood-red-road&#8221; style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img alt=”Blood Red Road (Dustlands, #1)” border=”0″ src=”http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1305546612m/9969742.jpg&#8221; /></a><a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969742-blood-red-road”>Blood Red Road</a> by <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4487674.Moira_Young”>Moira Young</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/183341649″>4 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I have been wanting to read this for ages, I was holding back because of the size of the book (490 pages or so) but when I actually picked it up and started reading it, I just couldn’t put it down.  It took me a few pages to get into it, mainly because of the language.  Anyone who has read the ‘Chaos Walking’ series will be familiar with this type of language, written exakkly (exactly) as it is spoken.  But I am getting away from the actual story.
<br/>The action and adventure seemed to be non stop, 18 year old Saba and her 9 year old sister, Emmi, head off to find their brother, Lugh (Saba’s twin) and they seem to just be finishing one little adventure when the next one pops up and grabs them.  From the beginning I found Saba to be tough, and someone who doesn’t need anyone else – or so she likes to think.  She doesn’t want anyone to help her in her journey and the last half of the story, watching her soften was really enjoyable.  Jack, didn’t pop up until nearly half way through but he was a welcome addition (as was his shirtless chest!) and it was good to see his relationship with Saba develop – it was definitely not insta-love! There were quite a few moments when my heart was in my chest and I was flipping the pages as quickly as I could to find out what happened.  All of the characters worked well together and there quite a few background characters who left their mark on the story, and some who made me cry.
<br/>I really loved this book and am now waiting for the second book to come out later this year.
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