Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
In this case a mini review definitely doesn’t mean I liked the book less. I just feel like it’s not one that really needs any more reviews and there’s just not that much to say.
I was a little afraid to read this because the hype and promotions leading up just had me burnt out on it before I even got the book. But I knew it was going to be great, it was just getting past that fear and actually picking it up. Fortunately I was pulled in right away and didn’t have any problem getting through the book. Although it’s a fat one I read it in a little over a day.
I’ve heard others say that the characters got to them a little because they are a bit angsty. And I think I agree that they were and it was a little annoying but I ‘got it’. You know? It fit okay for me. AND they grew and found themselves, stronger selves, from all they went through.
I really enjoyed this book and give it the full five stars.
Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
Okay, so I was a little afraid of Insurgent, but that was nothing next to the fear I had for Pandemonium. This book has been out for months and I’ve still been terrified to pick it up. I’m pretty sure that I almost picked it up every single day, but the fear of what was going to happen was really getting to me. Anyone who read Delirium knows how it ended. Well, there is no other book in the world that had an ending that affected me so strongly! Seriously, it’s haunted me ever since.
So I finally sat down with this book and no surprise, I was sucked right in. I really loved the alternate chapters. The ‘now’ and the ‘then’. The ‘then’ being when she first came into the wilds and the ‘now’ being when she’s in the city. This technique worked well and it was like reading two stories. And each chapter would end in an intense spot and then you have to read another chapter which was just as intense to get to the other chapters… okay, I’m just confused now. But it was crazy, just know that.
This was a very different read from the first one but I enjoyed it nearly as much. And everyone told me, it’s a cliffhanger, but it’s nothing like the cliffhanger in Delirium. Just wait… you’ll see. So, I was afraid. Fortunately I started getting an idea of what was going to happen but when it did and I was right I still felt just as shocked! I don’t know why, I felt it coming! But it was still a surprise. It was crazy, and intense and totally had me thinking for days. Heck, I’m still thinking about it!
This mini review has turned out to be not quite so mini. But this book definitely inspired some crazy thinking and intense feelings, so at least I got to share with you guys!
Disclosure: Both books were purchased and all opinions expressed were my own, I was not paid or influenced in any way.