Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Written By: Kellie - May• 15•12


Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: May 1st, 2012
Source: Purchased

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: So, I didn’t think I would be able to read Insurgent right away because it came out the day I left for Cuba. Then I remembered, doh! Ibooks store! I was halfway done the book by the time we landed and if my ipod’s battery hadn’t died I would have been hard-pressed to do any actual vacationing until I finished the book. Insurgent hooks you right away, and there is never any question that this book will live up to the mind explosion you’re left with when reading Divergent. Haha, we’ll just pretend that made some kind of sense, needless to say this book was good and I liked it.

Speaking of endings, I thought the ending of Insurgent was perfect. Obviously, I won’t tell you what it is but it left me with the perfect combination of resolution and needing to know what comes next. It looks like this series may have actually been pretty well thought out right from the beginning which is something I always look for but never see enough of.

Overall, this book manages to replicate everything that made everyone fall in love with Divergent while still adding in enough new to keep me hooked. Tris is so easy to root for and the supporting characters feel real and can be both frustrating and swoon worthy but it’s really hard to go into that without giving anything away.

Honestly though, nothing comes to mind in terms of criticism. I didn’t love this book quite as much as Divergent but it was one of those books that I couldn’t make myself put down and that’s 5 star worthy to me. Books are great, and you should read this one.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my spoiler filled discussion of Insurgent. Sometimes we all need to bust out of the spoiler free review world we live in. I’d love to hear what you all think so be sure to check it out.




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