Okay, so it's Bookanista Thursday! And I'm here to talk about another amazing book. INSURGENT by Veronica Roth.
I'll admit that I'm not much of a series girl. The first story was good. But once I started INSURGENT, I couldn't stop reading. The plot and action move quickly, something that if you've read my books, you know I really like.
I liked watching Tris and Tobias's relationship go up and down, down and up. I liked getting to know him better, and I liked the complicated nature of Tris and how she couldn't hold a gun, and couldn't look certain people in the eye because of things she'd done. It all felt very real to me.
But my favorite part? That one line that makes you pause in reading, and close your eyes, and hold the book close to your chest?
Yeah, that magical moment when you know you LOVE a book?
I found it in INSURGENT. And it's not at the beginning, or even the middle, but way at the end. There's a part in the book when Tris gets to go back to the Abnegation settlements (don't worry, no spoilers here!), and she's sort of reflecting on all she's lost, namely her family. She says something to Tobias about it, and he says, "I will be your family now."
Yeah, that's the moment I read for. The emotional moment I crave in the novels I read. I'm an emotional reader, what can I say?
And INSURGENT delivered for me.
Not only that, but I met Veronica last night! And she looked at me, and she goes, "Are you a hugger?" And I was like, "Are you kidding me?" And then I got to hug her and take a picture. But Nichole has that, so you'll have to wait to see it. I also got to meet (and hug) S.J. Kincaid! I can't wait to read INSIGNIA.
What have you read that delivered exactly what you needed? What titles have you paused, closed your eyes, and relished?
Oh! And I'm also at The Violet Hour today, so go check that out!