Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Posted January 6, 2013 by Sophia
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Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Review: Insurgent by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica Roth
Divergent #2
Other Books: Divergent
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 1, 2012
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Physical
Source: Library


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.

YAYYYYY. Le Book Club decided to go straight to Insurgent after reading Divergent. Of course, I probably would’ve read it right before the book came out so I wouldn’t be all “anticipation is killing me!!!” But a bookworm never runs out of books to read, so I’ll just sit back, chillax and wait. And wait. And wait. Until the 3rd and final book finally comes out at last so I can beg my mom to go to the bookstore JUST so I can buy it. (I can always wait for the library though.) I mean, come on. Drastic cliff-hanger there. It’s agonizing. Too agonizing.

There are lots of shocking secrets here too. For one thing, WHY, CALEB, WHY?!?!?! I’m not even gonna say what he did for those who haven’t read it. I just thought I was walking on my bedroom ceiling for a few minutes there when I read it. Of course… I wasn’t. Or I would see clothes littering the ceiling and whatever’s on the floor (not necessarily clothes). Oh, and Peter. Wow. Just wow. -_- But hey, without that, who knows what would’ve happened? But I am glad to say there are some peeps that are well, good riddance to them.

I didn’t get what the title really meant at first. It didn’t even make sense, in my opinion. Until later. Until it was explained (kinda). But oy, what a way to end. Totally unexpected. As much as I’m a bit exhausted with Dystopian Fiction (believe me, there are probably a lot that are lurking on my Kindle App and I have no clue about. Or do I?), I’ll say Insurgent was a delightful read. On the overall end, I kinda liked Divergent more. By no means of bashing whatsoever, it was more… unique from The Hunger Games (I guess that applies to all first books in a series), in the means of corrupted government.

But what can I say? Perks to Veronica Roth for creating a unique world with it’s own unique parts. :3

And now, I have to wait. And wait. And wait. For a few months. Or is it? *checks date on Goodreads* Oh facepalm. More than a few months. Oh wait, it comes out 10 days after I’m 16! Hey, when’s the choosing ceremony for us? :p

Sophia has a GIF for nearly everything and is frequently in a Hogwarts House crisis. Unlike her personality in blog posts, she's a socially awkward recent college grad who majored in Communications. More of her bookish reviews can be found at The Arts STL.

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13 responses to “Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    • Insurgent didn't really disappoint me in a way, due to it's uniqueness :3
      All in all, I liked it. But Divergent in my opinion was better.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

  1. Glad that you loved it! I loved it too! 😛 Yeah, I still like Divergent more, though. I can't wait for book 3 to come out

  2. I am glad to see that you liked Insurgent so much. I read just a few pages and I was sad to see so much fear in comparison to Divergent. I will get in the mood and give it a try though. I loved Divergent. Awesome review.

  3. I think I'll have to reread this before the 3rd book comes out! But that should be no problem because I loved it as well! Such a great series 🙂

    Are you excited for the movie?

    • Yush! I'm excited for sure! 😀 I'm even more excited it's gonna be filmed near where I live *o*
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

    • Yea… Caleb was a huge disappointment. Hopefully he'll have a better character now that you-know-who is gone (mhmm, that's right. Voldy is back! JK).
      Although, we'll never know until the last book is out, lol