Thursday, May 24, 2012

Insurgent: A Review

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication Date: May 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books by HarperCollins
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.

Genre: 2nd installment of Divergent series that is hugely popular. It’s YA, but when I get more specific than that, I feel like I’m giving something away…Eek. That normally doesn’t happen with me, as you all know.

Cover: I like her covers. They grab your attention, convey the book themes well, and are just eye-catching to me. I approve :)

Plot: Wow. Roller coaster, in the best way. It’s a thick book 400 pages +, but it’s worth the pages. There’s so much action stuffed in to these pages, it’s amazingly…active. My bestie texted me when she finished saying I had to read it NOW so she wouldn’t be suffering alone. Of course, she finished before I got my library copy, but when I was reading it, I texted her ranting about this scene and that scene—not that anything was bad. I just couldn’t believe all of the stuff happening. Like I said before, when I want to rant/dish/explain a book, something has gone horribly right.

Romantic Element: Sigh. I still love Four something ridiculous. The tattooed quiet type is something amazing to behold. Lol. It delivers here, in action packed, “Oh no!” ways.

Overall: It’s a good, solid series. Yes, it will leave you saying, when does that third one come out again? But that’s a good thing, right? If you haven’t read Divergent, get on it and join the rest of the reading world. We’re all talking about it and Insurgent. And yes, in case you were wondering, I’m sure it’s being made into a movie in the future, and I will have to see it for sure. 

Soooo? Have you read it? Are you going to? Let me know below so I know who I can talk to about its awesomeness, ending, and the love of all things Four…

Now, for a song to write by...I'm obsessed, and it might just work with this book. So here you go, "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye:


  1. Ahh, can't wait to read this one! And I LOVE that Gotye song. I play it on repeat much too often. :)

  2. I'm completely obsessed with that song too! My daughter told me today that she was going to rip her ears off if she had to listen to it again.