Thursday, July 12, 2012

INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

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!


Mary said...

Dude. INSURGENT is soooo good! The dynamics of Tris and Four's relationship is incredibly fascinating, especially as Tris suffers through PSTD. And that world--wow, girl knows how to do some worldbuilding.

Oh, and I can't wait to read INSIGNIA, too! Yay for meeing S.J. Kincaid!

Jemi Fraser said...

I just finished Insurgent a few days back and I totally agree. The pacing was awesome - and my heart broke repeatedly for the characters. Powerful stuff :_

Matthew MacNish said...

I can't believe I STILL haven't gotten around to reading this. I've never heard anything but love for it.

Stina said...

I though Insurgent was great. And my 12 year old son LOVED Insignia (S sent it to me, so he got to read it last month). I can't wait to read it. You're so lucky to meet her. I've known her for years, and still haven't met her for real.

Kelly Hashway said...

Oh, I still have to read Divergent. It's sitting on my bookshelf.

Stacy Henrie said...

Love that line! Sounds like a great read.

ali cross said...

Awesome! I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read any of Veronica's books. #lame

Natalie Aguirre said...

I loved Insurgent too. You're so lucky you got to meet Veronica.

Veray said...

I just read Bound and Broken by C K Bryant and there was one of those moments in each of them. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens as well. Both signs that I loved the books.

mshatch said...

I just discovered Joe Abercrombie and am thoroughly enjoying book two of THE FIRST LAW trilogy.

Unknown said...

I thought that was really sweet. "Are you a hugger?" xD

Nicole said...

I absolutely love these moments you're talking about! It's amazing when books can deliver those great emotional one-liners. I have lots of favorites, but the ones that hit me most unexpectedly in the last year or so were from Sarah Rees Brennan's Demon's Lexicon. So good!

Denise Covey said...

Too many magical moments to say Elana. A good book for me is about emotion, emotion, emotion. Sounds like you found yours in Insurgent.


Heather Sunseri said...

I loved, LOVED Divergent and Insurgent. I read them back-to-back in a 48-hour period. And I so agree about that emotional moment.

And I'm so kicking myself for not driving to Cincinatti a month or so ago to meet Veronica at a book signing. But I saw pictures, and it was a huge turnout, so I might not even been able to meet her. But I truly admire her writing.

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