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Friday, July 6, 2012

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: BEA
Edition: Hardcover
Pages: 525
Rating: A+

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.


Holy mother of crap. I was beyond excited for this book and when I heard Veronica Roth was going to be signing Insurgent BEA, I got that feeling in my stomach as if I were at the top of a huge rollercoaster about to drop down a million feet.

While I loved every page of this book, the last few are what really made me fall head over heels in love. It was the most memorable ending that has ever crossed my path and I can honestly say that I would encourage people to read this trilogy purely based on the ingenuity of Insurgent's last few pages.

Even though Tris ticked me off during some parts of the book, I continued to love reading about her emotions, decisions, and consequences. Tobias... ick, I hate that name. I'm going to keep calling him Four. Four also ticked me off! Both Tris and Four were stubborn towards each other through out the whole book and I just wanted to yell at both of them because of it.

Veronica Roth pulled some crazy stuff in this book that I would not have expected. She completely pulled the rug out from under me... and I appreciate those kinds of gestures (unless we're being literal... in that case... how rude!) and try to savor them whenever they happen. It really takes a lot to shock me when it comes to books because whenever I'm not reading, I'm thinking about all of the different directions the book could take. Eventually there's so many theories that at least one is usually correct.

One of my favorite parts of this book was getting to know all of the other factions. I found it extremely fascinating and kind of satisfying since the previous book had me wondering at times what the others were doing for initiation.

Insurgent had me at a loss for words when I finished it, which is mostly the reason why it took me this long to write up a review for it. If you haven't read this series yet, do yourself a favor and indulge in amazingness.


  1. Awesome review!
    I'm supper excited to get this one read and yea for awesome endings!

  2. I haven't read your whole review, just because I haven't read the first book yet. I hear so many great things about this series & I'm going to read it... :)

    1. Good idea! I'll look forward to your review :) You'll love it!

  3. I still haven't read Insurgent!! Ahhhh!! Your review is driving me crazy!! *hugs* but thanks for the enthusiastic review! :)

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