Insurgent by Veronica Roth

by Veronica Roth

Pages: 525
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: HarperColins
Series: Divergent #2
Other books in series: Divergent
Source: For Review from Publishers
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War looms in sixteen-year-old Tris’s dark dystopian world as disputes between the factions grow. Tris must now fight against all odds to discover the truth that can save her and the people she loves. Sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge – and the choices she makes will have devastating and unexpected consequences.

My Thoughts
Let me just start with expressing my love for Divergent. It was love you guys! Like, love at first sight read. I did not believe even for a second that Insurgent will be able to surpass my Divergent. Could things possible get even better? No friggin way... Errr, yes way! Boy was I so wrong. With everything too, not that I'm complaining. Insurgent is one damn good read.

I dived into Insurgent as soon as I got my copy. We are brought right where Divergent left off, thankfully something I can work with. Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter and Marcus now reside at the Amity faction having survived from the dreadful attacks by the Erudite. There's more where that action came from too, a lot more is brought into this addition.

Especially Tris! Talk about character development. We see so much more from her, what she can do and what she's capable of. I love everything about her. With the death of Will, she's been emotianally unstable and it's also something that stays with her and I think makes her a whole lot more stronger too. Then there's Tris and Four.

I am just going to dive into the deep end and tell you what we see less them. How I just love this couple. They have just have to be one of the cutest and my most favourite. But Awrhh. Yes I know people, I hear your pain and feel your despair. BUT, there's nothing to fear. I say this because, we do however get moments with Tris and Four. REAL moments. And, I can happily tick off intensity, passion and hot kissing right off the list. They are all there! Their relationship is real too meaning that it's not all lovey dovey and gushy gushy. They have bumps in the road and even though its all quite unnerving, it's what completes their relationship.

FOUR. Yes am indeed going to take up some time gushing and fan girgling on everything Four. What can I say about this guy. I am undeniably and irrevocably in love with him. We get a good glimpse of our Four. So much more is revealed, his flaws his secrets. God, I just love him. His intrigue, his kindness, his sudden angst yet undeniable care towards Tris, makes him Four. And dude, he is so damn SMART. I swear, you'll see why his actions really amaze me. Four's Erudite side of him has be a very dominating factor. Oh I just have so much love for this guy.

I am actually a bit glad that we're not with Tris and Four all of the time. Yes you heard me correctly. Meaning that, this isn't a YA book that predominantly revolves around the romance aspect of things. Hey, the romance is what gives it that spark, but then we're left with the plot, the factions, the other characters, I'm talking about the BIG picture that brings it to life you know. That makes Divergent, DIVERGENT that makes Insurgent INSURGENT.

So we're brought with the bigger picture. The ACTION. It is just so so much better, so much full of energy and suspense. It's safe to say that Roth has done us justice. We are brought with whole sheebang, the good the bad and a heart stopping ending as we expected. However, what we're left with is truly breathtaking.


  1. I totally agree with this! I loved that this book wasn't completely centered around the romance, but there was still enough to keep me interested! Great review, and glad you enjoyed!

  2. So glad to hear that you loved the sequel! We went to see Veronica Roth at our local bookstore last week, and she was awesome and adorable. (Recap on our blog.) We can't wait to dive into her books, especially after reading your review. ;)

  3. So glad to hear you being all enthusiastic about it. I have bought it yesterday, and will be reading it ASAP. I really hope I like it as much as you do!

    xo Mar


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