Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Finished Date: April 9th, 2012
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Source: For Review
The Review: " What did you do?" I screamed. "You die, I die too"
Insurgent was one of my most anticipated books of 2012 and before I start this review I’d just like to say congratulations to Roth for being able to create a sequel that was just as good – if not even better than its predecessor, and secondly I’d like to say…..Insurgent is just full of pure awesomeness and it really is amazing.
After the shocking events in Divergent, Tris, Four and the gang are trying to move forward with their lives but they need the help of the other factions to help them fight the war. Tris soon finds an unlikely ally who is trying to help her discover the secret that is being hidden from everyone, so they can reveal it but first Tris must try and overcome her guilt and grief for the part she played in Divergent. Can she overcome her fears and save those who she loves most or are they all doomed to die?
Roth had me hooked from the very first page of Insurgent and I didn’t stop until the very end. It's one of them books that you just want to keep reading and reading because it's so exciting, captivating, compelling, and dangerous and of course it's filled with sad and happy times that leave you begging for more. It's one of them perfect books that make you feel every emotion possible and the world that Roth has created is so vivid that you can imagine yourself there. It's not a perfect world but she truly captures the good and bad points of every faction, making you love and hate them just the right amount. My heart raced in parts of this book because of the twists and turns the story takes and you just never know what to expect next and even though I was desperate to find out how the book ends, I also didn't want it to end because now I've got that long and painful wait for book three.
Tris for me really grew into her character this time around. Although she’s always been brave and strong, I feel the fears she had over her part in Divergent help her to become that much a better person. She’s stronger than ever, she will do what it takes to make things right and she will go against everyone that loves her. She’s someone that isn’t afraid to speak out and even though she loves Four with her full heart, she still stays true to herself even if he doesn’t always agree with her. Their relationship goes through a lot this time around but they become a stronger couple for it and I cannot wait to see what happens next with them.
All in all, Insurgent is one of the best sequels I ever read and I could definitely see myself re-reading this series again in the near future. If you’re looking for something completely mind-blowing and unique then this is the book for you. It's definitely one you don't want to miss out on.
A huge thank you to HarperCollins UK for giving me the opportunity to review this book and if you’re looking to follow the UK factions on Twitter look for #InsurgentUK #TeamDauntlessUK