Dark Days of Summer 2012 — Insurgent

May 29, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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INSURGENT by Veronica Roth

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.

TOP TEN QUOTES from INSURGENT by Veronica Roth


“Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.” 


“It reminds me why I chose Dauntless in the first place: not because they are perfect, but because they are alive. Because they are free.” 


“We’re all right, you know,’ he says quietly. ‘You and me. Okay?’ My chest aches, and I nod. ‘Nothing else is all right.’ His whisper tickles my cheek. ‘But we are.” 


“I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity.”


“I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along.” 


“He kisses me again, more insistent this time, his hands squeezing my waist. His breaths, his body, my body, we are so close there is no difference.” 


“The Candor sing the praises of the truth, but they never tell you how much it costs.” 


“I am collecting the lessons each faction has to teach me, and storing them in my mind like a guidebook for moving through the world. There is always somthing to learn, always somthing that is important to understand” 


“I didn’t realize until that moment that Dauntless initiation had taught me an important lesson: how to keep going.”



Veronica Roth is a twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s creative writing program. While a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become Divergent instead of doing her homework. Now a full-time writer, she lives near Chicago.

Leg 1
5/21 Aprilynne Pike at AwesomeSauce Books
5/23 Bethany Griffin at Fiktshun
5/25 Elizabeth Norris at Literary Exploration 
5/29 Veronica Roth at My Overstuffed Bookshelf
5/30 Aprilynne Pike at AwesomeSauce Books
6/1 Bethany Griffin at Fiktshun
6/4 Elizabeth Norris at Literary Exploration 
6/6 Veronica Roth at My Overstuffed Bookshelf

Leg 2
6/12 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/14 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
6/19 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
6/21 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick
6/26 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/28 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
7/3 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
7/5 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick

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