Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent#2) by Veronica Roth


Insurgent (Divergent#2) by Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Dystopian and Young Adult

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Pages: 525 (Hardcover)

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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.


I was not expecting this. Insurgent is good, not as good as the first one but it’s still a nice novel. But it’s so slow, and even during the action packed parts, the writing makes it seem like everything is happening in slow motion or some sort of play that rich people watch. Nothing about it sounds like a young girl struggling with the lines of life and death and where she wants to go. It just sounds so planned out and boring. Hopefully the last one is better.

It seems that every first novel in a series that I loved, the second one I dislike. I notice things that I hadn’t in the first one and one of those reoccurring things is the fact that all of the protagonists are whiny, annoying, greedy, and just asking to be killed. Tris might be the worst so far because in this one, I could barely put up with her. She’s constantly putting herself in danger when everyone tells her not to and it’s just UGH. I also found the ending to be predictable.

I did like, for the most part, the romance and relationship between Tris and Four because it is definitely not lovey-dovey like in the first one. It’s intense and angry and sweet with a few surprises. Even though I didn’t enjoy Tris (fucking idiot that she is), I did enjoy the action scenes and how edgy they are.

What the fuck is this? Honestly, I was expecting something that would be on the same level as Divergent. Maybe I should just stop reading the second book in series because so far I have been nothing but disappointed with them all. Don’t read this one unless you’ve read the first one which I actually enjoyed. Insurgent is just a pile of fuckery, the actual story doesn’t make sense and Tris is..she’s…she’s just there in la la land doing complete non sense for no reason.

2.5 Mess Up Clouds
2.5 Messed Up Clouds

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