Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A Review for Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Posted by Donna
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Finished Date: April 9th, 2012
Publishers: HarperCollins UK
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 525
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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.

The Review: " What did you do?" I screamed. "You die, I die too" 
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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.
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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

13 comments:

Ruby Replogle said...

NEED TO READ THIS. :D

Suzanne Finnegan said...

Awesome review Donna. I haven't read Divergent yet, but I do have it on loan from the library at the moment so will read it soon. 

Erin W. said...

Great review! I'm really excited to read this sequel. Good job my copy is already on its way!

Carly @ Fiction Fascination said...

Amazing review, Donna :) I totally agree with you & I really don't want to have to wait on the 3rd & final instalment either, I NEED more NOW. :)

DonnasReviews said...

Hope you enjoy it when it arrives Erin! Plus you get to read more about Four *sigh* LOL

DonnasReviews said...

Ohhh Suzanne...you NEED to get it from your library like yesterday.  LOL GO GET IT GIRL! Lol

DonnasReviews said...

It will be a slow an painful wait but it will be so worth it!! =)

Elodie RASO said...

OMG I'm so jealous you've already read this one Donna :) !! My copy should arrive soon and I'm sure I'll be ecstatic when I'll get it ! ahhhh can't wait !

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Awesome review Donna! I loved this too and agree that it leaves you craving for more. Let's hope book 3 is just as great! :)

Lesley said...

It's soooooo hard to write a review about how totally AMAZING Insurgent is isn't it??? I also swooned a lot whenever Four was mentioned!

Alyssa Susanna said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! I am sooooooo excited to read this book!!! And its out today!!! I forgot to preorder it woops. I am sooooo glad you gave it 5 stars, because many, many second-in-the-series books do not meet up to the standards of the first book. Thanks for the review!
Alyssa

hello said...

I felt the same way...I wanted to race through the book but I didn't want it to stop!

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

I can even explain how happy I am that this sequel seem to be so awesome! I hate when they become a disappointment so... YAY. Gosh, I need to pick it up ASAP. Fantastic review!