Insurgent - Review

Insurgent (Divergent, Book 2) by Veronica Roth 
Publication date: 1 May 2012 by HarperTeen
ISBN 10/13: 0007442912 | 9780007442911

Category: Young Adult Dystopian Fiction
Format: Hardcover, ebook
Keywords: Series, Dystopian, Uprising
Source: Library

Jacket copy:

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.

Kimberly's Review:

All right, so let's get some things straight here. 

I really liked Divergent, book one of the Divergent series. I thought it was well written, fast paced, fun and creative. 

Well, that was nothing compared to my love of Insurgent

Insurgent starts where Divergent left off, and I won't go into too many details or talk about spoilers.

Tris grabbed me in this book and didn't let go. She's suffering from survivor's guilt issues, trust issues, love issues. Tris has become a totally complex and multi-layered character in this book. Bravo to Roth. Tris reminds me of a beautifully conflicted and haunted Buffy, in a good way. 

We start to see the cracks in Four, finding out more about his past. Of course, everyone loves Four. But really, Four's character also develops so well in this book, he's not the same Four from Book One. And that's a good thing.

The conflict is intense. Action packed violent sequences that continue to throw the reader back and forth like a crazy rollercoaster ride. 

Oh yeah, and the ending... Killer.

Go read Divergent if you haven't and be sure to pick up Insurgent

And you'll stay up all night.

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