Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Number of Pages: 525
Date Published: May 1, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
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.
(Date Read: May 31, 2012)
FINALLY! After a few days of struggling to read Insurgent, I have finally finished it. Now, don't take that negatively. I just have been very busy lately with school, and I have this huge test coming up that I haven't even studied for. But in the end, I ended up choosing to read Insurgent, then study.
Anyway, as expected, I can't seem to not like Veronica Roth's books. She has that magnificent way of really capturing her readers. I don't know if it's the whole concept of the factions or the way she writes. Maybe both. All I know is that as you finish every chapter, you'll keep wanting more. Or atleast, that's what I felt.
One of the things I love about Insurgent, aside from the story, is the cover. I like it better than Divergent. It looks a lot more attractive. Another thing to like about the second installment, is that it introduces readers to the other factions. The book gave us a glimpse of how every faction lives and really behaves, not just Abnegation and Dauntless. Lastly (maybe not the last, I just can't think more right now), is the ending. It is a cliffhanger, but it's not annoying. And though I really want the 3rd book now, I felt relieved and contented with Insurgent's ending.
So although it may not be as gripping and as fast-paced as Divergent, I still really enjoyed reading Insurgent. It still contained almost the same elements I loved in the first book - the action, the little romance, some family conflict and of course the problem with the society. I just felt like I was more engaged and drawn to Divergent.
Other books in the series that I reviewed:
***February 2016 Update***
This 2012 review has been somewhat updated to suit the format and the layout of the blog. No major change has been made with my review. The thought, and most of the words I used back when I wrote this review is still the same. Only some minor editing, like deleting unnecessary words, phrases, expressions and emoticons, Links to the review for the succeeding books were also added.