Review: Insurgent

Apr •  16 •  2012

Title: Insurgent
Series: Divergent # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book: ARC from GCR

“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.”

Alright, after much careful consideration and thinking out my thoughts before I right this review I just want to say first, crapola! THIS, is an amazing sequel!
What I adored about this book is the changes that are held in it. There is much information that is spilled before the reader and all you want to do is soaked it all up. With each new source of information, Insurgent builds up to interesting new characters as well as the plot. Let me tell you that as soon as I started this book I was engrossed. I could not, would not put down the book.
If you are wondering about the love interest, well…I won’t say much because I do not want to spoil it, but it is as expected. They go through trials that I feel, makes them stronger. And yes, you will be happy with the love scenes.
As far as the characters themselves, I really enjoyed their growth. All the characters gain new knowledge as to what is really happening in their world. The search for answers and unlocking secrets, the sense of danger increases leaving the reader breathless. Tris is better and bolder as ever! I love that she is strong and brave in all situations that she finds herself in. She is an compelling heroine that can get anyone to follow her.
Insurgent is an engaging action-drama laced with pure awesomness! Fans of Divergent will be pleased that there is a great sequel to look forward to. The thrill of the chase, the seeking of answers delivers a cliffhanger that the reader does not see coming. Satisfyingly bold and intelligent, Insurgent is a grand story that will sweep you off your feet!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!

10 Comments

  1. Jenny
    Apr 16, 2012

    FABULOUS review. I cannot wait to read Insurgent. Thank you for keeping me totally enthralled!

  2. Shellie
    Apr 16, 2012

    Holy crapola! YOU have Insurgent?!? *sneaks in and borrows while you sleep* Lovely review, can’t wait to get my hands on it. (psst…it’s actually my WoW this week) So glad that you liked it!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Apr 16, 2012

      I borrowed it from a friend but Shellie, you need to buy it!

  3. sarabara081
    Apr 16, 2012

    Great review!! I just finished reading it and loved it so much!!!

  4. I have the first book looking at me… trying to get me to pick it up! AND now you have helped it. Making me want to pick it up and then get this one. I am so getting this one so I can read it together! Thanks for the review!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Apr 16, 2012

      Melissa, you need to read it. Divergent is awesome. Read it and then call me 🙂

  5. terri_dion
    Apr 16, 2012

    great review! I have my copy pre-ordered and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  6. Rie Conley
    Apr 17, 2012

    So glad to hear that this is good!! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!