Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The good thing about joining a book movement late, is that you don’t have to wait long, or sometimes not at all, for the next installment. I joined the Divergent movement at the time of the second book’s release. I read the first two books back to back and can honestly say I love this series. Veronica Roth rocks!

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 picks up right where Divergent left off; a point where the characters are facing a world unknown to them. Changes flood their lives and challenge their way of thinking.

Unrest between the factions, mysteries surrounding the Divergent among them and choices with far reaching consequences fill the pages of this book. The story races at breakneck speed with shocking plot twists and emotional turmoil.

Tris is still one of the coolest characters I’ve ever encountered. This book delves even farther into her mind and emotions. The supporting characters are given further depth and the ending leaves you wanting more.

If you haven’t hitched ride on the Divergent train, you should. I just hate that we must wait until fall 2013 for the next book. I wonder how many times I can read Divergent and Insurgent between now and then?

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  • I liked the book but feel it paled in comparison to the first. And the ending made me cringe. A lot!

    • Hi, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by. I do hold the first book in higher esteem than the second, but feel as if Insurgent was the natural progression for Tris – considering the circumstances. What made you cringe, about the ending? It opened up new possibilities in my mind and I’m eager to see where Roth takes us.

      • I don’t know what it was about the ending that I disliked. I think it was very M Knight Shaymalan – and a bit silly, really. But hey, perhaps book 3 will be brilliant?

      • I love how the same book can elicit opposite reactions. Just goes to prove that we each bring a part of ourselves into the fictional world we’re reading about.