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Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Book 1: Divergent ( MY REVIEW )

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 2012
Pages: 525
Series: Divergent #2
Source: Library
5 Stars: I LOVED IT!

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.

My Thoughts:
Wow. This book made me so stressed. Talk about feeling attached to the characters! This book and series is great if you love adventure and sitting on the edge of your seat while biting your nails.

Insurgent started right where Divergent ended. I hadn’t read Divergent in awhile so I was a bit lost at first with all the names and references to what happened. I still think I should go back and re-read these books. They are so full of detail. I loved the world building. These people are in factions where their good attributes are starting to show flaws. Take the faction Dauntless for example. Bravery was great until some let it turn into recklessness. It’s so interesting to see how everyone reacts to the bad things happening.

Tris had been through a lot in book 1. Her behavior was now a bit unpredictable. Tris wasn’t the type of heroine who fights to live. She was very human and flawed and raw at this point. She was so real. That’s why I loved her character even more in this book.

There were some really funny parts though for it being such a suspenseful book. I seriously laughed out loud, surprised at the humor. It was a great read! I can’t wait for the next installment. The last words I wrote in my notes immediately after finishing the book were: Intense. Exciting. Heart Pounding.

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild with 2 moderate scenes ( kissing in bed with girl just in pj shirt and underwear, the boy’s hand goes up her shirt to her back, then they sleep together in bed, no sex; another similar instance and some kissing )
Language: mild ( God- 14, h***-3, bast***-2 )
Violence: moderate/heavy ( fighting with fists, guns, and knives; blood; injuries; murder; execution; torture; lots of killing )

Buy it!

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction


7 thoughts on “Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth”

  1. I loved this book! I'm still not sure if I liked Divergent or Insurgent more but it was pretty awesome! Great review!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books


  2. I totally agree! Tris's real reaction to what happened to her in book 1 made me love her all the more!! All the characters are brilliant and the story line…GASP! And that end – DOUBLE GASP! haha! I seriously LOVED this book…and the humor sprinkled throughout – made everything even better 😉

    Great review! 😀

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read


  3. I have loved this series so far. It is one of my favorite. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and thanks also for the follow. 🙂 I'm following you back. I'm happy to make new friends in the blogging world. I'm looking forward to following your reviews!


    I probably think things are funny that aren't supposed to be funny. Besides, I either will laugh or cry when on edge. LOL! There were a few parts, but the only one I can remember is on pg. 343 when she was being tested and starts mimicking Jeanine.

    “'Mockery is childish, beatrice,' she says. 'It does not become you.'
    'Mockery is childish, Beatrice,' I repeat in my best imitation of her voice. 'It does not become you.'

    For some reason that caught me so off guard that I started laughing. I can just see Tris with her little attitude trying to tick off Jeanine.


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