Chrissy’s Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

InsurgentInsurgent (Divergent #2)
written by Veronica Roth
published by Katherine Tegen Books (an imprint of HarperCollins)

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Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy Insurgent. I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the first book, Divergent. (You can see my review here. And here are Melissa‘s and Belinda‘s reviews of Divergent. And if you’re interested, here is Melissa’s review of Insurgent.)

I read Divergent last year, and I’ve been wanting to read the remainder of the series. I finally had the chance to pick up Insurgent, and I’m glad I did. It was a good second book in a series. I learned a lot, but I wasn’t bored. It had action, a bit of romance (but not as much as I would have liked), and a few surprises as well. I enjoyed learning more about the different factions and the factionless. It was interesting to see how they each handled different situations and challenges. I was very surprised by quite a few things–the end being the biggest one.

I can’t wait to read Allegiant.

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Would I recommend it: Yes, especially if you enjoyed Divergent.

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About the book – 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.

 

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