Feb 21 2012 3:57pm

Sneak a Peek at Veronica Roth’s Insurgent!

Insurgent by Veronica RothInsurgent, the sequel to Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA novel Divergent, won’t hit stores until May 1, but today Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 2.

Here’s the official description:

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.

...And a teaser from the excerpt:

He hooks a thumb in one of his belt loops and says, “How are you, Beatrice?”

“Did you just call me Beatrice?”

“Thought I would give it a try.” He smiles. “Not good?”

To summarize: Tris and Four (aka Tobias) are back!! Are you as excited as I am?

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Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
You guys! I have to read Divergent, clearly (plus, my 2012 vow is to read more YA). I have the book, even. Just haven't gotten to it. I'll be shoving it towards the top of the queue.
Heather Waters
3. HeatherWaters
@WickedLilPixie -- Oh, I wouldn't worry about it. I'm just a fan. :)

@MFrampton -- Yes, you do! It's good stuff. Tris is badass (seriously, I think she could take Katniss) and she's definitely found her match in Four/Tobias.
4. Ain020596
Ohmygod Tris is just so badass I love her. Can't wait for the book!!!!!!
Heather Waters
5. HeatherWaters
@Ain020596 -- I could not agree more. Thanks for stopping by!
6. Hannah88
Oh MY GOODNESS! You are the loveliest soul I have ever met. I ended up on this site by chance (I was doing my routine Google search which goes, "Insurgent release date", even though I already know when it's being released. Yes, I am obsessed.) and then lo and behold here is an excerpt from chapter two. God loves me today. And you my dear, are the loveliest soul I have ever met. I am sooooooo infinitely excited!
Heather Waters
7. HeatherWaters
@Hannah88 -- Well, thank you! I'm a big fan too, so I was psyched to find out there was a sneak peek! I cannot WAIT for May 1.

Also, I don't know if you're on Twitter, but Veronica Roth's HarperCollins editor, Molly O'Neill (@molly_oneill), tweets updates about the book sometimes too. And I'm sure I'll do more posts about the series here as well. :)
8. Savannah.
Can't wait to get my hands on this book!!! Divergent was sooo good!!!

there's no way Tris could take on Katniss. And win. :)
9. RebeccahasdibsonTobias
Ohemgeeeee!!!! My mom won't take me to the book store to get it!!! Read divergent: can't stop talking about it... Am I the only one who wants to punch Tris in the face every time see kisses Four/Tobias???? I mean, not hating on Tris, she could take me easily... but.... Look at the username!
OMG I loved Divergent and I cannot wait! I ALSOOO love Tobias (Four) They are so cute and perfect together (just like Peeta and Katniss) =) WOOOOOOOOOT
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