Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth - Group read review

(Divergent Trilogy, #2)
by Veronica Roth
Released |May 1st 2012 by HarperTeen|
Edition |Hardback, 525 pages|
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
The sequel to Divergent was amazing :) A must get your hands on immediately kind of book! I still think I loved Divergent better, but Insurgent was not too far behind!
I really like how in this book, Tris seemed even more real. I felt every single emotion she was going through. From all the heartache, grief, and guilt to her love and happiness she felt for Tobias. She really came to grow as a character. She trust in her instincts no matter who went against them.

Tobias, had a little bit more anger in him in this book. I couldn't read him as much as I did in Divergent. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. His love for Tris was still there and they both had to make some hard decisions separately. I don't know what the heck is going on with Evelyn. I don't want to give to much away on that. And what is going on with Tris' brother. He annoyed me!

I still enjoyed Tris and Tobias's romance, but it wasn't as prominent in this book as it was in Divergent. But it was there and when it was, I loved it :) There relationship was a little rocky in this book. They argued a lot. But it shows that all relationships are not perfect.

This book was action packed :D You know I love my action. From page to page, something was always happening. And I really like that you really get to see inside all the other factions, Amity, Candor, and Erudite. You learn so much about these factions. It goes more in dept into each. And you also get to see more Divergent people :) Who is who?

And the ending had one of those OMG moments :) I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment! I definitely recommend for those who loved Divergent to hurry and read Insurgent :) You will not be disappointed!

Trafficked by Kim Purcell - r2r review

by Kim Purcell
Released |February 16th 2012 by Viking Juvenile|
Edition |Hardback, 384 pages|
A 17-year-old Moldovan girl whose parents have been killed is brought to the United States to work as a slave for a family in Los Angeles.

Hannah believes she’s being brought from Moldova to Los Angeles to become a nanny for a Russian family. But her American dream quickly spirals into a nightmare. The Platonovs force Hannah to work sixteen-hour days, won’t let her leave the house, and seem to have a lot of secrets—from Hannah and from each other.

Stranded in a foreign land with false documents, no money, and nobody who can help her, Hannah must find a way to save herself from her new status as a modern-day slave or risk losing the one thing she has left: her life.

I would start off saying that this book is for mature teens and older. I has some serious issues that some people might now be able to handle. The book was really good. It wasn't how I thought it was going to be.
This book was about a girl name Hannah from Russia, who is goes to the United States to become a nanny. This book was a real eye opener. You hear of things like trafficking from time to time and their are many different kinds of it. Hannah's was a real trooper. Living in that house with Lily was hell all in itself. It was really sad to see Hannah treated the way she was by the different people she came across. But their was some light in this book. Like here next door neighbor Collin. He was a different kind of hero. One you wouldn't expect and I really liked that aspect of the book.

You really connect to Hannah and the emotions she felt were so real. And to see children in a household like that was kind of awful, but that sort of thing happens all the time.

The ending was sad but was glad to see something being done about the situation. I really wish there was a part two to this story so I can see what happens next. But I was satisfied with how things turned out for Hannah.

Awesome book and was so glad for the opportunity to read it. Thanks Kim Purcell for providing me with a copy of this book. All thoughts are my honest opinion and I recommend this book for those who likes book with a more serious topic :)