Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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I am using this book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge (Dystopian), Dystopia Challenge, Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, Bookworm Bitches 2013 A-Z Title Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, and Book Club Friday.

Summary from Goodreads: 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.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I wish I had read this right after Divergent because I couldn’t remember a lot from the first book. Regardless, I was very into Insurgent at first but then started to lose interest about halfway through. I think I’m just getting bored with YA dystopian books. I’ve read so many lately and they’re all starting to blend together. But I did like how the book ended and I will definitely read the last in the trilogy… After taking a break from this genre for awhile!

4 stars

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18 Comments

  1. I haven’t read this yet, but I’m really looking forward to it! I heard that this book ends on a super cliffhanger and the third book doesn’t come out until November, (and I have horrible memory), so I think I’m going to wait a bit to start this series. Great review!

  2. I did read, and love, Divergent, but haven’t read this yet. I am hoping that when I finally read it I won’t have forgotten all of Divergent. But also want to wait long enough so I don’t have to wait too long for the third book.

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