Friday, October 25, 2013

Insurgent (Divergent #2) By Veronica Roth Book review

Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you, or destroy you.

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.

The other characters involved are also strong and engaging and the intense pace keeps you addicted till the very gripping cliffhanger end; you wont be disappointed!

What I love about good authors of trilogy's is when you dont have to re-read the book before, this is no exception as Veronica seamlessly flows between Divergent and into this second in the trilogy Insurgent. You dont lose that exciting feel and flow as can happen in subsequent books.
Its aimed at Young adult but I'm in my 40's and loved it...maybe Im a child at heart...but it felt like an adult read despite being about teenagers. This is not a quickie coffee book read, its a fully immersive escapism read to another magical world.

Insurgent is captivating right from the first chapter again and we are pulled along with Tris as the factions are now at war. I enjoyed the fact of her finding friends and survivors within Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite to find a safe haven.
I found the plot quite complex with its multi-layered political conspiracies within conspiracies and even though not difficult to follow; if you dont read this book in one or two sittings you may get confused if you have to come back to it after a break.
Im not a girl who loves romancey style books but I did enjoy reading about Tris and Tobias, its very subtle and runs parallel through the book alongside the main plot; but I would have liked to actually see more romance between her and Tobias as they seemed sadly cold towards each other, so I hope this will repair itself in the last book.

In this second book Im finding Tris slightly more cocky and more annoying than in the first book because she has become confident in herself. She has become reckless and makes silly decisions and I found myself wanting to yell at her. She has become a little unlikable since the shy relatable young girl in book one; murder, fighting and death has turned our sweet heroine into a fearless fighting machine; but she is still a brilliantly written heroine.
One point however in this read Tris does something so reckless; but so brave and is rescued by someone completely surprising, this part blew me away as it headed towards the breathtaking cliffhanger.

The plot is created and built up well from book one and this continues as you are swept along so fast you really wont want to put this book down till that last digital page. The storylines are so believable and realistic and Roth has continued with her fantastic twists and turns and no matter what you think you may know what is going to happen you wont.

Do I like this book...I....adore this series so far....WOW. ;-) You have everything from stimulating conspiracy, betrayal, suspense and murder with a dash of romance and an amazing cliffhanger. I finished this book at 5.30am and loved every thrilling page. I highly recommend this trilogy, but you need to read Divergent first to fully understand the plot.
Veronica Roth is the Queen in this genre and I cant wait for Allegiance the last in the trilogy out now!

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 Author Bio

 Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

 The Divergent Trilogy

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