10 December 2013


{Review} Insurgent - Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #2
Genre: YA Dystopia
Release Date: May 1 / 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
One choice can transform you, or 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 faction 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 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.

Now that Allegiant is finally out, I'm going to read the whole series again from the start! Last year, I didn't finish reading Insurgent because of the slow start but this year, I powered through it and I did not regret it at all.

After the fast pace from Divergent, it may take a bit to get used to Insurgent's slow start but it is worth it once the pace starts to pick up again at about 1/3 of the book. Tris takes her time to figure out the best course of action and once she starts kicking ass, there's no stopping her. Like the first book, all the action is definitely a plus. Sometimes, I didn't like her for the actions she made (which borders on both stupid and selfless) but I think it was the right thing to do.

The romance was a bit spotty in this one. There wasn't a lot of romance. Tris and Four were mostly fighting the whole time because a) Tris keeps making stupid decisions that would get her killed and b) Four gets mad because of that. Four has got his own problems with the Factionless in Insurgent though.

Insurgent isn't one of those novels that has the sequel syndrome (thank God for that). I would say it's a nice transition to the hopefully big ending in Allegiant. The end of this book has got me excited for the sequel and I cannot wait to get started on it.


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