Friday, 11 May 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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.

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth and its been one of the most anticipated books of the year around the book blogging world.

I was excited to get my hands on a copy, but unfortunately Insurgent arrived on my door step right in the middle of course works and exams.

My quick thoughts -
Is it good? Yes, yes, yes.
Is it better than the first book? Absolutely.
Should you read it? Yes, but make sure and pick up Divergent first.

My slightly longer thoughts -
What I enjoyed most about Insurgent was the development of the characters and world. Divergent begins pretty much exactly where divergent left off with Tris and I do love Tris. Her character is memorable and I love the relationship she has with Four. Actually, who am I kidding I love Four...

Again I had some problems with the factions and aspects of the world building, it just didn’t quite work for me. Please don’t yell at me but I think the idea of factions with specific traits that are dominant is all a bit silly, I did say please don’t yell at me!

The biggest plus for me with Insurgent was the fact that I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t have the opportunity to sit down and just spend a long afternoon with the book but I was snatching chances to read pages in between almost every study break and down time I had. It was good and highly readable which isn’t true of a lot of YA dystopia.

And for some even longer thoughts -
I do intend to write a longer review when I get the chance, but I just wanted to make sure I got at least some of my thoughts down sooner rather than later.

To sum, it was good and very readable!

A big thank you to the publishers for giving me the chance to read and review Insurgent.


  1. I'm glad you liked it! I've heard so many people say that they didn't like it as much as the first book that your review made me a little bit more optimistic :) I absolutely loved Divergent (I actually reviewed it yesterday) so I can't wait to read this :)

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one more! I'm really excited about this series, can't wait to read the third book.


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