Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

by Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent #2
Genre: YA, dystopian, sci-fi
Editions available: Hardcover, paperback,
Kindle, ebook, audiobook
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Bought

Summary (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.


My Thoughts:

The--my--most awaited second book of the Divergent trilogy. I finally read.

I kept thinking, before its release, what Insurgent would bring and I can't seem to let myself imagine--maybe because I wanted to be surprised and right then, all I know is I WANT TO READ IT NOW. And now that I read it, I have mixed emotions.

Insurgent continued Divergent's interesting, captivating and heart-stopping debut. If I could, and not so busy, I would never put the book down and finish it in one sitting, and at the same time, I don't want to finish it right away because I know it will be eternity before the last book. LAST book.

Insurgent, was indeed, still action-packed. The mystery grew and new heartbreaking and oh-no scenes. I also loved Tris and Tobias' romance, both swoon-worthy and--get ready!--heartbreaking.

The ending was another cliffhanger and makes me want to grab Veronica Roth and force her to finish the third book. Kidding. I wouldn't be that harsh. Haha. But seriously? I want it now.

It's just saddening that the trilogy would soon end. Why does epic books only last three books? Why?

It was great, but if I rated Divergent 5 hearts, I'd give Insurgent 4.5.

Check out my review for Divergent (book 1) and Allegiant (book 3).


Divergent fans! Woooh!

Book cover comment/s:

I liked how the art was close to Divergent. I'd love to see the sign of Divergent next. I wonder what and how it would be? ;)

Alternate cover:

The Insurgent version of Divergent's pink theme.
UK edition.

Book trailer

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