Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review - Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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.

As soon as I finished Divergent, I had this insistent need to go and buy Insurgent, so I did, but I didn't start reading until a few days ago, I was stuck between a few a books. So Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off, and I don't mean a few days later or something, I mean a few minutes later.

This book starts off amazingly, its as gripping and action packed as Divergent, the group of people who were with Tris and Four, take refuge in Amity's headquarters and they are a bunch off peace loving and tree hugging people. We find out the reason, well not the whole reason, just that there is a reason for the attack ( I don't want to give away too much).

The Erudite, attack them again and they have to leave Amity and they seek refuge else where. Four reconciles with someone... it's not who you think it is, much to Tris's disagreement. Tris and Tobias, fight well argue a lot in this books and honestly I couldn't help but agree with Tris on most of them.
When I was nearing the first quarter, it was really interesting, however I had to go to the doctor and in the waiting room, I was insanely bored so... I started to read Pushing the Limits, from my phone and well I really got into that as well, so I had to continue Insurgent after Pushing the Limits, and well ever since then I think the book started. Sure it got interesting again, but I really think I loved Divergent more than this book, but I still thought it was amazing.

Tris as a person really evolved and her Divergence, especially her Erudite side was really brought out in this book and she became stronger, and although we see Tris and Four's relationship evolve, they seem to have a lot of problems of their own, and are unable to communicate clearly. There was a lot of death and blood shed and people we grew to love were killed off. There was one incident, well it a was a betrayal I did not see coming at all. I was just like OMO, WTH, just happened?!!!

The ending, pretty much reignited my love for the book and made me want book three really badly, because, the ending is not clear I don't really know who that is so ... I want book three really badly!!!
The Divergent series, is by far, my favorite dystopian novels ever and I mean EVER!!!

I gave Divergent 5 stars, I'm giving Insurgent 4 and a half.


  1. I liked Insurgent too, but I wish that I'd waited to read the series until the third book was out! I don't really enjoy all the anticipation. :p I'd rather be immediately gratified.

    1. Same here:) I mean we don't even know the name of the third one. This is too much!!!