Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 1st 2012
Pages: 525
Source: Bought
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
First Book in Series

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.
Do not read my review if you have not read the first book in the series.

After almost a year of waiting for the second book after the awesome that is Divergent, I was very, very excited for the release of this sequel. Insurgent picks up the story right where it left off in Divergent as with the Dauntless jump off the train to Amity headquarters. Like the first book, this sequel is very action packed, romantic, and well written to create a better or equally as good story as the first.

This second story in the series focuses more on the characters and weather or not we can trust them, and well as fining out more of why everything is going on in this dystopian world. Tris, the main character in the story, goes through a lot on internal battles in this book as she tries to deal with what is going on, following what she thinks is the right thing to do, and figuring out exactly what is going on with herself internally. In this second book I didn't really like Tris as much as I would have liked to, but there was reason for everything she did. She acted very, very stupidly at the spur of the moment, and that was part of the story line, but I really didn't like it. In this story I like how we got to see more of Four's life and everything he went through before he met Tris, including some of his life before he became Dauntless. The story was really centered around trust and conflict between the Erudite and the other factions. Throughout the story trust is either gained or destroyed in unexpected places and people though of as family betray one another, really making you not sure who to believe. 

This was a really, really amazing sequel and I really can not wait for the third book in the series!


  1. I was not a fan of Tris in this book either, it really let me down but I am happy that you really enjoyed it, Erika!

  2. I really loved this book! Sometimes, I wasn't a huge fan of Tris, like you, but I understood her reasons for doing what she did. With that ending, I seriously can't wait for the next book either!! It's going to be one long heck of a wait for the last one. Great review! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life