Saturday, 2 June 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

SERIES: Divergent book 2

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 question 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. 

First things first, if you have not read Divergent by Veronica Roth go and get yourself a copy right now! You will not regret it. This book was just absolutely amazing! Through the first part of the book I wasn't sure how I felt about it, I wasn't loving it was much as the first, not much as going on and I just wanted things to get exciting. But for me the ending of a book can really make it, and Insurgent most definitely lived up to be everything I wanted it to be. 

Again this isn't going to be the greatest review, as I don't know what I can say to convince you of how amazing this book is, but I will try my hardest. Roth has just created a world and characters that I just absolutely love to read about. I feel the heart break that they feel, I feel betrayed when they are. Books with these kind of well written and developed characters are the kind that I love to read, probably the whole reason that I continue to read. To find that rare amazing gem like these. 

Insurgent literally picks up where Divergent left off. If you have not read Divergent recently, or have a terrible memory like me, I would highly recommend reading it again before you read this one as it practically reads like one book. Or if you don't have time you can check out the recap post that Veronica Roth so kindly posted for us here. I quite enjoyed that this way in these books, it works really well for Tris's voice and flows nicely. That is another thing that I absolutely love. Tris's voice. I wouldn't really know how to explain why, I just love the way she speaks and thinks. 

It was not as apparent in the first book, but I seriously love the questioning of humanity in this series. I love these kind of books that really make you question how society is and where we are going to end up, The Hunger Games was an amazing series for that. This was one of the many things that really made this book for me. Closer to the end of the book, I began to worry that it would become a series that would give you no answers until the very end, and that always bugs me. If you experience this as well, do not worry! You will get some answers, albeit these answers raise more questions, but I was still very satisfied that we did get some answers to the questions in this series. 

The ending of this book was amazing, I am still mind blown, and confused, and excited all at the same time. I am very excited for the third and final book in this series. I am often disappointed with endings to series, I think I love just as many as I hate, I hate quite a few endings of series that I love. I am thoroughly convinced that Roth will give us an amazing ending, and I can't wait for it. I loved this book, so if you are hesitant because you're unsure if you are going to like it or not, don't be! Go and get it now! If you have read it already what did you think? Did you love it as much as the first one, or hate it? What do you think will be on the cover of the last book? 

Jammie the Book Nerd


  1. I am SO happy to see that you loved this book! I really liked Divergent but I loved this one even more - it's definitely one of my favourites of 2012 so far. :) Thanks for the awesome review.

    New to your blog! LOVE the name :)
    Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

  2. I thought it was a terrible review, but thanks :) It was fantastic. I can't wait for the last book :D
    And thank you again. One of my friends came up with it for me :)