Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

(Divergent # 2)
By: Veronica Roth
Pub. Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 524
Source: Own
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.
I don't even know what to say except that Insurgent was amazing! It was everything that I loved about Divergent and more. There were surprise plot twists, character growth, and fast-paced writing and action.

Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off. Tris is trying to come to terms with the events that happened and the parts she played in the fighting. I was really frustrated with Tris in this one. She kept putting herself in some really stupid situations, and even though I understood her reasoning behind them, it didn't make me any less frustrated. Tris and Four definitely had some problems in this one. Between Tris putting herself in danger and Four being very secretive, I really didn't think they were going to make it. But they have such a beautiful connection and they really do love each other. I loved their stolen, secret minutes that they shared together.

I thought I loved Four in Divergent, but in Insurgent, that love was brought to a whole new level. We learn a lot more about Four's past and his family, and it was hard to not feel for him. He kept his pain inside, and I kept wishing he would talk to Tris about it.

What I loved about Insurgent is that despite it being a dystopian, it felt so realistic to me. The characters were so real and they had to deal with the consequences of their actions.

We also learn a lot more about the different factions and even the factionless, which was very, very interesting to me. The mystery was that Abnegation and Euradite had a secret that they were willing to kill (and be killed) to keep secret. And whoa, is that secret a good one! I couldn't believe it. I am so looking forward to the third book. I can not wait to see where Ms. Roth takes us next! 


  1. Absolutely, this book felt very real and I loved everything we managed to learn about the world! Very much in love with this series. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Lisa | Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

  2. Yay! So glad you loved Insurgent. To be honest, I've actually put off reading it, despite the fact that I was DYING for its release, because I was worried it wouldn't be as good as Divergent. I'm glad to hear you believe that is not the case :-) I'm bumping it back up in my read+review pile!

  3. I loved this book too! I'm wicked excited to put up my review on saturday! But I agree I was afraid that Tris & Four weren't going to make it too but deep down I knew they loved eachother. As for the big secret at the end I really didn't understand it and I'm not sure why. Awesome review though =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  4. I'm so excited to read this! Just sad that due to my hectic schedule, I can't read it. >_< Loved your review! I'm looking forward to reading more about Tris and Four!

  5. I cannot believe I have not read Divergent yet. Really good review, anyhow <3 need to read, need to read, need to read >_< Thanks for confirming that the awesomeness is brought to a "new level" in the second book ;) Looking forward to it!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  6. Definitely agree about the secret-explosive and the part that ensures I will be back for the third despite a shaky start (for me).


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