It was nice knowing what Prince Maxon was thinking. Now I understood him more clearly. His fears, doubts, and worries were realistic. Some of his thou...moreIt was nice knowing what Prince Maxon was thinking. Now I understood him more clearly. His fears, doubts, and worries were realistic. Some of his thoughts were humorous. And who would have thought he had a sort of love interest before the start of Selection? Actually, it was quite surprising. I also learned the King's true motives. He was the one who chose most of the girls for the Selection. It was not a draw! They only tricked the people and told them it was! A really bad move for a King. I think there's more mysteries behind the palace's gate, the Queen's past, and the secrecy of the other characters. I'm really excited to read The Elite! I hope America will pick Maxon. :)(less)
I knew when I first saw this book that I'm going to enjoy reading it. I was right! ;) The cover was eye catching (appropriate for a movie poster, I kno...moreI knew when I first saw this book that I'm going to enjoy reading it. I was right! ;) The cover was eye catching (appropriate for a movie poster, I know), but what made me enthrall about it was the synopsis.
Interesting plot. Gives you a rush. Descriptive, detailed, and good choice of words. Characters you can relate to.
A prince that can sweep you off your feet <3 Maxon is sweet, cute, and even though he's awkward, it's an asset to his personality. It's wonderful how he wants to have a happily ever after. And I prefer him over Aspen. I fancied Aspen at first. But he started being a jerk, letting his pride get in the way with his relationship with America. (view spoiler)[I'm not surprised he was station in the palace. Figured it out when he and Mer were talking about the draft. (hide spoiler)] America Singer. . The only thing I can say is I enjoyed being inside her head.
I like the story. Though on some scenes, it reminded me of Hunger Games, and Wither. Don't forget the reality show The Bachelor.
Towards the end, I'm quite glad that America is undecided about her feelings for Maxon and Aspen. It makes it more realistic, how you cannot just forget someone you loved, and how your heart can move on from the pain it suffered.
There are a lot more mysteries waiting to unfold, and characters waiting to be wiped out.
What I like about Dystopian novels is they make you wonder. . What happened in this book is kind of realistic, something that can happen in the near future. Can't wait to read the next book in the sequel! :)["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Insurgent. Noun. A person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially : a rebel not recognized as belligerent.
There we...moreInsurgent. Noun. A person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially : a rebel not recognized as belligerent.
There were times when I became frustrated with Tris. Because of her choices, and not being able to fight her self with pity and depression. I liked Tobias. He was still secretive though, and a little trust to Tris wouldn't hurt him. Their relationship was always on the verge of breaking until it could destroy both of them.
(view spoiler)[I knew better than to trust Evelyn. She reminded me of President Coin from Mockingjay. They could use and manipulate people using only their hands.
Peter's change of heart was kind of expected. It was obvious with how he treated Tris. I even had a flitting thought that he had a crush on her- which was ironic.
Caleb. Nothing hurts more than the betrayal of your own family. Especially if he's the only one left. Faction over blood. Ugh. (hide spoiler)]
Things happened simultaneously. One minute they were here, and then the next they were doing something else. A lot of twists and turns, and out of the blue turn of events. One of the books that left me breathless while reading it.
I'm not disappointed on how the plot turned out. I did not assume a lot of characters to die. I know it was a war, but still.
When I turn the next page, I was surprised to find that it was the last one. There are a lot of unanswered questions and I can't wait to find them!
Reading Insurgent was like completing a puzzle. It was fun, and anticipation is enthralling. Learning things bit by bit was exciting. I couldn't stop until I finally looked at the bigger picture.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
At first I read for the sake of finishing it. The farther I got into the story, the more I liked it.
Alex reminded me of Etienne *Anna and the French Ki...moreAt first I read for the sake of finishing it. The farther I got into the story, the more I liked it.
Alex reminded me of Etienne *Anna and the French Kiss*. He's so sweet! I want to crawl inside the book and give him a hug. But then I remembered the plot and thought: Creepy! Lena used to be a coward. She was like, contented with what's happening to her. She liked the normal things- the opposite of Hana, her fierce best friend.
I liked the way Ms. Oliver wrote the book. The words swirl together in perfect harmony. There were shocking scenes that will leave you breathless, and make your heart pound in your chest. I found myself wishing that nothing horrible will happen to the protagonists even though the it's already done.
Who would have thought Love can be a disease? This goes well with our current situation nowadays.
At first, it was kind of boring. I even forced my self to finish it. Aya was a bit irritating because all she wanted was to be famous. I read it faster...moreAt first, it was kind of boring. I even forced my self to finish it. Aya was a bit irritating because all she wanted was to be famous. I read it faster when Aya kicked her story. I was surprised when I realized Tally will be in the future chapters <3 I missed her, Shay, Zane, and even David. I still can't get over the fact that Zane died -.- The twist was pretty good and I wanted to read more! The ending was quite fast.(less)
At first, I thought it was just another best friend-loves-best friend-loves-new guy thing. I was right, but not what I expected. It got better and better as I read more. (Note: If you think like a writer, you'll know something that might happen.)
The plot reminded me a little of Hunger Games (perfect/imperfect Society, rebellion) but it's still great. In the middle of the book, I just then noticed that blue eyes, blonde hair = Peeta, black hair, dark blue eyes = Gale. And then I dismissed the thought. How can I like something if I keep comparing it to others?
Cassia, the protagonist, is not annoying, thank goodness! She's not a damsel in distress. As the story progress, so does her character. She changed into a strong person which made the story more interesting.
KY. What can I say about him? A mysterious guy who keeps everything to himself, but when he and Cassia get to know each other, we learned about his story. It's not a lot to take in because he gave it piece by piece.
Xander, the best friend. First, I really really liked him. I thought he was perfect for Cassia, for the Matched. They don't need the microcard because they already know each other. I still liked him until the end, but I prefer the main guy.
A lot of talking; less action. I like the writing style; it's beautiful . The words blend together perfectly. KY and Cassia have a perfect chemistry. The way their love story blossom, oh so sweet ♥ I don't want to live inside this book. Creepy. They don't have a choice in whatever they do.
Ms. Ally Condie did a great job with this book! The ending is quite fast. I can't wait to read Crossed!(less)
**spoiler alert** I didn't expect any of it! I reread sentences because I couldn't believe any of it.
I thought Snow was the worst villain ever, but whe...more**spoiler alert** I didn't expect any of it! I reread sentences because I couldn't believe any of it.
I thought Snow was the worst villain ever, but when I knew the truth, I hated Coin more. At the beginning I didn't really like her though.
I love the propos :)
I was worried about the hijacking thing because I was afraid Katniss and Peeta won't end up together. Then there's the scene when Katniss eavesdropped to Peeta, and Gale. I thought she will never choose between them.
There are times when I don't know if I'll cry, or laugh. There are a lot of people who died :( I hope Prim, and Finnick didn't. I like them. Especially Finnick, I really like his character. I cried a lot because of him .. When he's on his own world, when he saw Annie, the wedding, when he died :( SC shouldn't kill him, but I guess it makes Mockingjay more realistic. I doubt there are Finnick haters. I guess Annie will not be mad because she has her little boy that will remind her of Finnick. After all Katniss did to save her little sister, it only took Gale's bomb to kill her :/ Then I wish Cinna is alive, even though I know, deep inside, he's dead :(
I like Johanna .. She's real. I laughed hard because of her :D Boggs is a good leader :) HAYMITCH! Who doesn't like him?
I wish Gale came back to 12 and be friends with Peeta and Katniss! I don't know what happen to him. I just know he has a fancy job ..
Then I thought Katniss will never speak again :( I can't believe Katniss said Yes to the Hunger Games. She, of all people knows how to be in the arena. And then I realized she only did that to make Coin believe that she's on her side ..
A bitter sweet ending.
I cried, and cried, and cried like a child :( It's the most emotional book I've ever read. *I've read The Host, and Sparks novels* I wish SC will write a spin-off series/a book about the characters that were not mention in the epilogue. The Hunger Games is over. Real or not real?(less)