Friday, July 13, 2012

Review: "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth

From Goodreads:  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 Thoughts:  Whoa!  I really expected to be disappointed by this book and instead wound up loving it.  I didn't think Divergent was that awesome and I only read Insurgent because I kept hearing that it was amazing. Well, it didn't disappoint and, in my opinion, it was way better than Divergent.  The story was action-packed and kept me wanting more.  We get to learn more about the people who are 'Divergent' and get to meet a lot of diverse characters from the different factions.

 Both Tris and Four seemed to be deeper and more developed in Insurgent.  They both have to deal with their actions in the past and present as well as with learning how to trust themselves and each other.  I liked that Tris isn't a character who blindly follows her boyfriend.  She always did what she believed was right whether or not Four agreed with her and I think that made her a very admirable character.  I also liked that a lot more is revealed about Four's family and there are some major surprises in that department. 

There is a HUGE cliffhanger and now I seriously can't wait for the next book to come out.  It's so crazy to think that I almost gave up on this series!  4 1/2 stars.


  1. I keep seeing soooo many comments about this series! I've been resistant, but my resistance is beginning to crack.


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