Thursday, 3 May 2012

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Title: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 525
Release Date: 1st May 2012
Read in : May 2012

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*Warning* Spoilers for Divergent.
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.

If there is to be a contender to The Hunger Games trilogy for the Dystopia YA throne, it is the Divergent Trilogy.

To those of you that have not read Divergent, stop reading this review right now and go and read it. It is AMAZING!! (Plus they’re maybe a spoiler or two and trust me it is not a book you want to be spoiled for).

I cannot find the words to describe this book. I don’t think it is possible. Therefore this review may be slightly shorter than my normal length. But it doesn’t mean Insurgent doesn’t deserve just as much praise. Maybe even more.  

Straight away we get thrown back into the action. Barely any time has passed since the end of Divergent. All the questions that were left are still playing on your mind and the characters. And before any are answered, more questions arise.

The only thing seemingly solid, in Tris’ life, is Tobias. Oh I love him! Most books I read, when the relationship gets to the level theirs is at by book two, it usually feels too rushed. However here it works perfectly. I am always rooting for them. Tris also grows so much. Her willingness to fight and stand up for what she believes in never fails to amaze me. She is a top form YA heroine, which continues from the first book into this one. 

One of my favourite things about Insurgent is the constant action. When you think it is going to calm down, something else happens. You’re constantly kept of the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next.

You may have read Divergent but I am afraid you are way inferior in knowledge to those who have read Insurgent. Come read it and join us. There is so much more to discover in Tris’ world. I love it! Veronica Roth is only 23 years old. That is only four years older than me; four years isn’t that much when you think about. I don’t think I have the imaginary capacity to create a book like this. For that, I salute you. 

With the mystery, the relationships, who is allied with whom, all thrown into a big pot of unknowing what will happen next, you are in for a thrilling ride. Drop everything else. Read this book!

Now I must go and consult the fact that I have to wait a whole year to see how it ends.


1 comment:

  1. Insurgent takes off where Divergent ended. We follow Tris, Four, Caleb and many others through this war against the Erudite and the Dauntless traitors. This war gets complicated though and you don't know who to trust. Some people are not who they seem. The romance is there, although hardly. Tris and Four/Tobias have some power struggles throughout this book though luckily there is no love triangle (I'm getting pretty sick of those).
    I love this book because of the strong female leader-Tris and there are many other strong characters. The choices that Tris has to make are insane and the things that her and her friends go through in this novel are epic.
    This book was just as good as Divergent.


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