Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Review

January 10, 2018     Marissa     Books, Reviews

Insurgent by Veronica Roth | ReviewInsurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
Published by Harper Collins on May 1st 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 525
Format: Hardcover, Print

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.

I’m finally working my way through the rest of this series so I can return them to my friend. I’ve been hoarding them for way too long. I enjoyed this book more than the first, but I think that’s just because it’s over the stage of setting up the world-building and characters. This book just gets right to the action. It picks up right after the simulation that closes out Divergent, and the whole book is basically the aftermath of that. Though now that I’m trying to review this book, I think my rating should be lowered. I read this book pretty quickly because I was enjoying it, but now I don’t really remember much of what happens, and I’ll probably have to look up a summary to be able to really talk about what happened. I’m going to post the rest of this review under a spoiler link, just because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. So, if you want spoilers, keep on reading!

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I felt like the characters definitely had a lot of development throughout the book, given what they all went through. We saw Tris and Tobias’ vulnerable sides, which was a nice change. The characterization was consistent with the first installment in the series. Overall, I thought that this was a strong continuation of the first book, despite it not being all that memorable. If you enjoyed the first book, I would definitely recommend continuing on with the series. I realize this isn’t a very in-depth review, but I may write a post about the series as a whole once I’ve finished reading Allegiant. If you’d like to, feel free to purchase this book (and maybe the rest of the series) using my Book Depository affiliate link here.

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