REVIEW: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2) 
Veronica Roth
525 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

   Richly woven with threads of intricate twists, Insurgent is a worthy follow up to the highly-acclaimed Divergent by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth. Though its length may seem intimidating to some, the book will be devoured within hours.

   Insurgent takes off right where Divergent left off. Only seconds transpire between the novels, though a year has passed for us readers. The twists and turns will pick you off your feet in a whirlwind of action, betrayals, and unpredictable plots. Through it all, Veronica Roth manages to weave in words for thought, truths about human nature we don’t always realize. Veronica Roth put time, effort, and research into her work – Insurgent is evidence of that.

   Tris (Beatrice) is as headstrong as ever, even after learning truths enough to break her. She’s observant enough that we see the world around her with astounding clarity along with the insight of a sixteen-year-old girl.

   Overall, Insurgent is an incredible must-read. Divergent fanatics won’t be disappointed with the much-awaited sequel. Simply put, Insurgent is unputdownable, and you’ll want to pick up your copy ASAP.

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    April 21, 2012

    I don’t even know the way I finished up right here, however I assumed this publish was great. I do not realize who you are but definitely you are going to a well-known blogger in case you are not already. Cheers!

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    April 21, 2012

    OMG! You lucky lucky one! I cant wait to read this book and your review made me sooo excited. Im dying for Insurgent after reading Divergent. Great review Hafsah.x


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    April 21, 2012

    I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT! My friend is sending me an ARC (because somehow she got TWO) and I've been waiting…. I hope it gets here before May 1st, but either way I get to read it soon.

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    April 21, 2012

    OMG I LOVED this book!! I immediately sent it to a friend so I would have someone to flail about it with! LOL I can't wait for everyone to read it too! This series is a definite must read for everyone, I agree! :)

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    April 21, 2012

    where did you get the book?
    its not may 1 yet

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    April 21, 2012

    Ohh so excited for Insurgent!! I am dying of anticipation. I have had it pre-ordered for months. Great review!

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    April 23, 2012

    Eeek!! SO excited for this! So glad to hear that you thought it was awesome!

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    Sarah (saz101)

    April 24, 2012

    YES! Fantastic review! Eep, you're so right. Absolute MUST read, and I really don't think people are gonna be dissapointed :D

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    Danielle West

    August 2, 2012

    I finally read Divergent and I am so impatient to start Insurgent! Love the review!

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    Alyssa Susanna

    August 5, 2012

    Oh my gosh!!!!! I FINALLY READ INSURGENT!!! I got it for my birthday (early July), and never actually read it because I was scared as to how it would turn out. But, I sat myself down last week and read it. So glad I did. Many, many second-in-the-series books do not meet up to the standards of the first book. I'll say that I like Divergent more than Insurgent, but Insurgent definitely held up the tandards that I had. BOOK THREEEEEE!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the review!

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    August 13, 2012

    I absolutely loved this one. Everything that I didn't like about Divergent was what I loved about this one. Excellent!!

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    November 10, 2012

    This book was amazing. It made Divergent even better. I was so glad this sequel didn't disappoint.

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    sanah dhillon

    December 22, 2012

    It's amazing! Can't wait for the next one!

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    January 14, 2013

    I read the first of this series but havent read this one yet. I had mixed feeling about the first but I will have to pick this one up now. :) Thanks!

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    January 25, 2013

    I absolutely love Veronica Roth!! She’s awesome!! I can’t wait for the third book. I actually chewed through this one pretty quickly, but I had read Divergent less than a month before. I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

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    The Writer in the Background

    February 25, 2013

    I can't wait to get my hands on this!