Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
Genre: Dystopian, YA
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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)

Holy crow, Veronica Roth has blown my mind… again! My mind is still reeling!

Insurgent starts right where Divergent ends and immediately grabs you. I had a really hard time keeping myself from jumping ahead or skimming parts to find out something and then going back and reading it properly (I only did this twice, but still). I usually never want to do this… but I just had to KNOW; I couldn’t help myself. I nearly inhaled Insurgent but I made myself slow down and savor it (OK, expect for the 2 times)… because I knew that I’d have to wait a year for the last book, the conclusion to the trilogy.

What I loved about Insurgent is that you really get to know the different factions and how they think and work, including the factionless. The factions divide their society by personality traits, but in Insurgent they are in pieces… it was great seeing how characters from different factions worked together using their strengths. I really enjoyed seeing inside each faction’s headquarters, meeting their leaders, and understanding their views.

Tris and Four (I’m sticking with calling him Four) are such a fantastic literary couple! Their relationship is constantly tested, and yet they are loyal and steadfast. I was a little frustrated with the secrets they kept from each other at times (I’m all for open communication), but it made sense for their characters. Seriously, this diverse cast of characters is exceptional; each character has a purpose and they are all deliciously flawed with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Insurgent is fast paced, heart wrenching, action packed, and brilliantly executed. There are some seriously jaw-dropping moments, and plot/character twists that I never saw coming. There’s danger, betrayal, romance, secrets, more betrayal, and the factions are in utter chaos. Divergent fans will not be disappointed. This series is amazing!

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6 Responses to Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

  1. Christa @ Hooked on Books says:

    I totally did the same thing with the reading ahead and making myself backtrack. I got a little annoyed with Tris and Fours relationship but I really enjoyed how Tris became a lot more layered and we saw a lot of different sides to her.

  2. Angie
    Twitter: kingmod

    I can’t wait to read this!! And I am so glad you still turn up in my blogger feed even though you aren’t on blogger!! yeah!


  3. Canada says:

    Insurgent is perfect. Combining everything that made Divergent brilliant and amping it up, it makes 525 pages seem like it isn’t enough. I’m not sure if I’m ever going to get enough Tris and Four. One thing I am sure of though is that this series is a must read. In fact, clear your schedule, call out of work, stay in bed and get ready to be shocked, wowed and utterly changed by the ending. I said in my last review that I am Roth’s fan for life. I guess she just felt like proving me right.
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  4. Leigh Ann Harbin
    Twitter: stormspirit

    I absolutely love this series!! I recently reviewed it, and I was at a loss for words because nothing seemed to do it justice!
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