Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

June 5, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews 2

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #2
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on May 1st 2012
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 525
Source: Purchase
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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.


My Thoughts

I really enjoyed Divergent so much so that I had to create my top ten loves in my Divergent Book Review! So, I’m surprised that I did not love this story as much as the first. I’m not completely following Tris’s lines of thought. She is constantly at odds with herself and everyone around her. And I just feel as though it does not add to the story but rather takes away from it. I mean, it’s SO much. And I don’t agree with everything she does. One second she loves being Dauntless then the next she is doing the exact opposite of what a Dauntless would do and has people hating her for it left and right. I mean she really has enough drama in her life, must we create more Tris?

That being said I do think that as a middle story it left me curious for what will happen in book three. Actually, Insurgent stops on such a cliff hanger that I am probably going to get book three straight away, but then again all of that angst and built up oppression that Tris has for herself just drives me crazy!

I did really like the ending. Cliff hangers are not my fav but in this case I was pretty happy with it and totally understood, although, I have no idea where the story is going and why, but I’m hoping answers will be found in book three.  Either that or I’m going to throw a massive hissy. Seriously.

I really just want for all this drama to be over. How much drama can be in one book anyway?


The Author

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth”

    • Christina

      It’s good. It is filled with angst but answers are being put forth, finally! I’m only a bit into book three and I’m enjoying it already. Although, Tris will be Tris. That girl… sigh!