1 May 2012

Insurgent - Review

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Divergent book two.
Available now. 
What's it about?
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 review
(Read my review for Divergent, book one.)
If I could get away with my review as just being 'it was friggin amazing, read it right now!' then that's pretty much what this review would say bacuse it's exactly how I feel.
I read book one, Divergent, last year and absolutely loved it so I've been eager for the release of Insurgent and it didn't disappoint. If you haven't picked up Divergent yet I strongly recommend that you do and grab Insurgent whilst you're there because you'll want it for after.
Book two picks up right on the tail of book ones ending, literally and didn't fail to entertain me all the way through, some middle books can feel like a bridge to the end one but that's not the case with this, so much happens I could hardly put it down and we find out plenty of new information with a particulalry amazing ending that's left me pining for the next one.
After the events of book one, Tris is in a bad place emotionally in this addition to the series and her relationship with Tobias suffers because of it, this was all really interesting to read, it gave the book a new dimension that the first didn't have, which made it feel different and I can't tell you how glad I was that there wasn't a love triangle in sight, another thing that often happens in second books. 
I also liked that they spent time in the other factions during their journey, it really gave a great insight into how each Faction lives and what they are about, it was a great bit of world building that gave me the feeling of being immersed in world.
Roth has really broken the boundaries with Insurgent and written an explosive, emotional sequel that turned my knuckles white from clinging to it as I read. This is easily one of my favourite reads of the year and the wait for the next one might just kill me!

My thoughts on the cover
These covers have really grown on me and I quite like them, I love the purple colour of this one and the long road signifying Tris' journey and the Amity tree far off in the background, I like the burning leaves to and the ctachy tag line.

Favourite quotes
'In the moments before I drift off to sleep, I hear him whisper, "I love you Tris."'

'I think we cry to release the animal parts of us without losing our humanity. Because inside me is a beast that snarls, and growls, and strains towards freedom, toward Tobias, and, above all, toward life. And as hard as I try, I cannot kill it.'



  1. Wonderful review, Mist :) I was so glad there was no love triangle either & also loved getting an insight into other factions. I read the book so fast I forgot to pick out quotes lol My review is up too with a giveaway of Insurgent GO TEAM ERUDITE UK lol :)

  2. Wonderful review hun! You know I loved it too!! Donna xoox

  3. Excellent review. Mine will be up tomorrow. Go Team Erudite UK x


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