Insurgent by Veronica Roth Review

It has been some time since I have reviewed a book but I have been reading this book for over 2 weeks now, with uni work piling up and getting harder and harder I have found my time to read to be less and less, but I’ve finally finished the book and it is time for a review.



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.

Taken From Goodreads

My Opinion

I really liked the first book in the series so that got me excited to start on the second book, to bad it took me 4 months to get back around to this series. Luckily however I remembered quite a lot of what happened with the last book so I was able to get straight into the read, which was great to find out more about how tris is going to cope with being a divergent and how she is going to get over the simulation.

For me I don’t think the descriptions that where in this book where as good as they could have been, as for a lot of the time I could picture the characters –  those descriptions where fine – but when it came to buildings or scenery I found the descriptions lacking. When it came back to trying to figure out where they were in a building or even what a building looked like in the first place to be very difficult.

I liked the progression with Tris and Tobias (Four) as I found the way they seem to have changed so much in a short period of time to be a good read but it just made everything really unrealistic which for me put me off it a little bit. I understand that Tris is divergent and she is meant to change to the people she is around hence why she is able to be a natural member of any faction and so is Tobias but reading about it just made everything difficult to understand what is happening at any specific time due to the personality changes.

I did love the ending 100 pages as so much happened in a short space of time that everything just seemed to click together. Plus the last chapter of the book was without a doubt the best way to end the second book in the series and really makes you want to carry onto the third book straight away.

Overall for me, I found this book to be a bit bland in the description area and focused far to much on character growth with the two main characters to the point where it just became confusing with what was happening to them. However the ending of the book was great and makes you want to read on. I would say that you read this book so you get to understand what I mean about the ending and have it be the perfect stepping stone onto the third and final book in the series.


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