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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jaime's Review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
Hardcover: 544 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)
ISBN: 0062024046
Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: Loved

From 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.

Holy crap I loved this book! It was soo different than the first. In Divergent we learn what it means to be Divergent and in Insurgent we learn why and how. I thought it was pretty brilliant of Veronica to write the story that way and I can’t wait to read the third book especially after the OMG ending!!! Ok so now I’ll try to review this without any spoilery.

We get a better look at some of the other factions like Amity and Candor in this book and how they govern their people. I also found more people whom I really liked and others who I adamantly hated.  There’s also some surprises from characters we got to know pretty well in the first book; some of them good and some not so good and people you thought you had figured out will surprise the hell out of you. There’s tons of awesome moments between Tris and Four y’all so don’t worry but, be warned everything isn’t going to be sunshine and rainbows for them it’s only book 2 ;)

The danger is definitely upped in Insurgent the way it’s done is soo creepy! Just thinking about some of the things that happen make me squirm; and poor Tris will break your heart with some of the choices that she makes. Oh and one more thing I didn’t think that Jeanine could become even more of an evil bitch but I was wrong she’s waaaayyy worse in this!

Here’s a passage between Tris and Four that I loved. A part is missing because it’s a bit spoilery.

“I’m not important. Everyone will do just fine without me.” I say.

“Who cares about everyone? What about me?”

He lowers his head into his hand, covering his eyes. His fingers trembling.

Then he crosses the room in two long strides and touches his lips to mine. Their gentle pressure erases the past few months, and I am the girl who sat on the rocks next to the chasm, with river spray on her ankles, and kissed him for the first time. I am the girl who grabbed his hand in the hallway just because I wanted to.

I pull back, my hand on his chest to keep him away. The problem is, I am also the girl who shot Will and lied about it, and chose ______________________, and now a thousand other things besides. And I can’t erase those things.

“You would be fine.” I don’t look at him. I stare at his T-shirt between my fingers and the black ink curling around his neck, but I don’t look at his face. “Not at first. But you would move on, and do what you have to.”

He wraps an arm around my waist and pulls me against him. “That’s a lie,” he says, before he kisses me again.

Ok so I know you all want to read this one so make sure to add it to your Goodreads shelves and pre-order it now! Oh and make sure to watch the trailer it’s in our sidebar ;) and vote for Candor Faction. http://Candorfactionnews.tumblr.com  or http://bit.ly/choose_candor


  1. I SO can't wait for this book! And just to think I thought Divergent was awesome.. I think I am going to love this even more!

    - Jen

  2. OH I can't wait for Insurgent! You are one lucky girl to get to review this book!

    1. Thanks Kristina! Yeah we did get lucky I was totally surprised when we were chosen :)

  3. I couldn't resist reading your review but I totally skipped the passage. Am so glad to hear we learn the how's and why's and so glad you didn't spoil anything. Oh no Tris! And figures about Jeanine. Am so glad to hear there is more danger and we can learn more about some of the other factions.

    This book sounds totally full of win. I can't wait! Must clear off my pile for Insurgent.

    Awesome review. Perfect amount of teasing. :)

    1. Thanks! It was a hard one to write! I wanted to say sooo much that I couldn't ;) I can't wait for you to read this one :)

  4. The ending? Oh no!!!! Please no cliff hangers....I'll die ;( great review ;) makes me super excited!

  5. I read this last night but I had to come back to make a comment! Awesome review! I love how in your review you seem so eager to say more but you know not to because it will spoil it. That is perfect for me because the less I know before reading is always the best!


    I so want this book. No. I take that back. I NEED this book!

  7. Although your review is amazing, I should not have read it because it made me want Insurgent so bad! I don't know if I can control how much I want to read it!!! Thanks for the review! I love the little spoiler paragraph you gave except it made me wanted to read the whole book right now!

  8. Wow! Your review is totally perfect! I love it!!! I feel like you said everything in your review that I felt but was missing in mine! Awesome job!


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