Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Posted May 7, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published Date: May 1st, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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.

Can I use HOLY WOW again??? I absolutely loved this book!  I’m always worried that a sequel will not live up the greatness of the first book in the series.  Let me tell you, Insurgent surpassed my expectations.  I don’t want to give anything away, especially for those that haven’t read Divergent yet, so I’ll keep this short.
First off this book was an emotional roller coaster for me.  There were times I wanted to shake Tobias and tell him to stop being such a huge jerk!  And other times I wanted to tell Tris, you’ve got to grow up.  I mean seriously, they acted like 5 year olds when they dealt with each other half the time.  In the end I think they both needed to get that out of their systems.  They were expected to grow up so fast.
Insurgent mainly dealt with trust.  There were a few twists and characters introduced and you don’t find out who’s side they are on until close to the end.  Throughout all of this Tris has a hard time deciding who she should trust, and with what information.  She manages to stay strong while learning to accept the fact that she is Divergent.
All in all I loved it!  All the ups and downs and twists.  I even kind of like Peter now. I know I know he’s a major jerk, but read this and he’ll start to seem a little better.
If you haven’t read Divergent yet, go get it, read it, then buy Insurgent.
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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