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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
"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."- summary from Amazon

Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this book and I'll keep this as spoiler-free as possible. I still love Roth's world-building and throughout this story, we see so many different factions living their lives and interacting with each other. It was really interesting.

There's some wonderful twists and turns, including a HUGE one right at the end, so I'm warning you all now that it's a huge cliffhanger. Tris and Four's relationship is still as awesome and rocky as ever. Roth does a great job too weaving the romance with the action and there's a good, equal amount of each. It's just handled really well and even though the book is over 500 pages, it doesn't feel like it (except when you're holding it); I seriously flew through this book and was surprised at how much I'd read in one sitting and would usually end reading more than I had planned.

Simply put, an amazing sequel and I cannot wait for the conclusion next year, though I do wish it was next month instead! It's such a great dystopian series and I urge you all to check it out.

Today's also Erudite's day taking over the Facebook page, so be sure to check out our posts! Plus, don't forget the awesome contest here! Also, be sure to help out Team Erudite by clicking on the Insurgent picture in the sidebar. I thank you in advance!!

FTC: Received ARC from publisher (and I am eternally grateful to them!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. This book is AMAZING! I agree on the world-building. It is done so well in these books. Great review! :)

  2. I have this one preordered but I am so ashamed because I have Divergent waiting on my shelf to be read also. It seems I am never gonna get caught up! So many awesome books and so little time! 500 pages! Wow! Sounds like it was 500 awesome pages though!

  3. I have this pre-ordered also so it should be coming next week, can't wait for it, Insurgent was one of my faves from last year!

  4. Everything you think you know from Divergent, you don't. Up is down and down is up as the city goes to war in Insurgent. Nothing is as it seems. I'm not even sure what to say about this book. I don't want to give anything away as I got my copy early and most haven't read it yet. I can say it was a lot more intense than I expected, in a good way. It also delved a lot deeper into some real gritty emotions and issues than you come to expect these days esp from YA. The plot was just non stop, one twist and turn after another but not to the point that it took away from the story at all. It all made perfect sense but yet there were so many shocking betrayals and surprises that you never see coming. I actually gasped out loud several times while reading. :) I'm looking forward to going back and rereading the two books together and further fitting all the pieces together. It definitely leaves a lot hanging for the next book. I can't wait to see what the conclusion will be. Veronica Roth is proving to be an incredibly talented and imaginative author.