Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Genre: YA
Warnings: Some mature themes
Buy: Amazon

Summary: 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.


In one word, Insurgent was gripping. I remember taking this book in my hands and unabashedly diving into it. I received it a few days after it was released and I was so desperate for more after Divergent had come out that once I had more of this world in my hands I found it very hard to let it go. If I recall correctly, I read it in two days, refusing to sleep until I had finished. I won’t talk much about the plot itself, because it is a sequel, but I will say that I really enjoyed it; not as much as I enjoyed Divergent, but it was still fantastic. Veronica Roth’s writing style in these two books is phenomenal; it drives you to the edge of your seat until you can’t take it anymore. That’s one of the things I enjoy most about this series. Both Divergent and Insurgent were great in the sense that they both complimented each other and were action-packed, never dull. In Insurgent we get to see the same great cast of characters as well as some additions (and admittedly, quite a few subtractions) that are very good to the story.

I gave this book 4/5 stars on goodreads.

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