Jan 23, 2014

Review -- Insurgent

Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: January 1st, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover, Bought

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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.

My Review:

As I finished Divergent, she left off at a very suspenseful spot! I had to run to my bookshelf and get Insurgent because I had to know where it went. I was glad that I had the whole trilogy there sitting for me to flow from book to book. If not I would have been doing a late night run to the closest place for me to get this book.

I didn't like this book quite as much as I liked Divergent. This is because of Tris. She has went through A LOT in this book, yes I do know that. With that said though, she reacted badly to most of the situations. I wanted to go yell at her in the book. I still like her as a character, but I just really felt like she needed to act more like an adult instead of a child. She acted through her emotions even when she thought what she was doing was the right thing.

Some of the other characters change a lot in this book, or even if they don't necessarily change, they still do things to surprise you. Some of the characters and their actions make your jaw drop. There was a few times I had to re-read parts to make sure I read what I did!

This book is set all over the place. They travel around quite a bit in this book, so I can't really tell you where exactly they are or I could be here most of the day listing where all they went. I liked that it was all over though because I was able to experience how the other factions lived as well. I was curious in the first book how the different factions did things in their own locations, so I was happy to see it in this book.

Veronica does a great job with keeping you intrigued. This book is slower than the first book, but yet you are more sucked into the pages with this one. I couldn't stop reading. I had to help my boyfriend with some homework that he wasn't sure how to do for his college math class and we had a friend come into town unexpectedly. Even though I did what I had to do, I found my mind to be thinking about this book and wanting to finish it so I can find out what happens.

I ended up waking up early and laid in bed to finish this book before I did anything today. I am now ready to devour book 3, Allegiant. I have waited a while to read this series for the last book to come out. I was mad I didn't start reading it when Divergent first hit the shelf. Now I am glad about it. I can now hop from each book and not have to suffer so much waiting for the next book. I have them all right here and ready to go.

I still very much enjoyed this book even with the things I said about Tris. I am having my fingers crossed about the romance and I hope it ends well. I have heard a lot that the last book isn't very good, so I really hope I disagree and love it. I love this trilogy so far. I can't stop reading it and I know anyone else that reads it will love it too!

Couldn't Put it Down!!


  1. Great review! I have full trilogy at my house and still haven't read it yet lol

  2. Haha, I can't wait to see your reaction when you finished Allegiant. When I first read Insurgent, I didn't really like it, but then I reread it and thought it was actually kind of brilliant. I mean I have some minor issues with the series, but I think that Roth accomplishes a lot. I think that you're right it's slower, but some of the parts packs a bigger punch.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books


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