Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Book Review

Insurgent, Veronica Roth, Divergent
Insurgent, Veronica Roth, DivergentInsurgent by Veronica Roth

US Release Date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Series: Divergent #2
Source: Purchased
Hardcover, 525 pages
Rating, Four stars

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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.

Summary from Goodreads


The book starts right where we left off in Divergent. Tris and Four, with the other characters in their group at the end of book 2, are heading to Amity where they hope to find help after what happened in the districts with Jeannine and the Dauntless, but what they find is mostly disappointment has Amity decides that the better way to prevent conflict is to stay out of it. They must seek help in another place and where they find it is rather surprising. But not everybody seems to have the same motives. Tris also hears about a secret that could change everything, a secret a lot of people died to keep it including her parents.

Even though I gave it four stars, I was a little bit disappointed because Divergent was pretty much my favorite read of the year and Insurgent wasn’t as good. I think it’s because the romance took way too much space, but I loved that Veronica Roth decided to explore the relationship between them more than to do a love triangle. We saw a very realistic relationship where not everything is always beautiful. While the first book was fast-paced and full of action, fights and danger, the second book was the opposite for me. There wasn’t a lot going on and I found myself a little bored at time, it was only about the drama between Tris and Four. But that was before the end where everything that I liked about the first book was back. I couldn’t put the book down until the last sentence. Oh and what happened with Four? I loved Four so much in Divergent, but I didn’t like how he acted in this one and I can’t even explain why he became like that. I hope the Four I loved will be back in the last book because I’m so ready for Allegiant with what we learn in the end (thanks to Tris, the only one who wanted to learn the truth and did something about it…)!

First Line

I wake with his name in my mouth.”

Book Trailer

Divergent Series
Divergent Series, Veronica Roth

The Transfer: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.1) [no review]
The Initiate: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.2) [no review]
The Son: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.3) [no review]
The Traitor: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.4) [no review]
Divergent (Divergent #1) [my review]
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.5) [no review]
Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Allegiant (Divergent#3) [my review]

Divergent Series, Veronica Roth


Author’s Info:
Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is a twenty-two-year-old debut author and a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s creative writing program. While a student, she often chose to work on the story that would become Divergent instead of doing her homework. Now a full-time writer, she lives near Chicago. From HarperCollins.

For more info on Veronica Roth, visit her sites:
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