Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book in the Divergent series. I will start by saying that I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first in the series. It was a nice continuation of the story, and I liked getting to know some of the characters more. But I found the focus of the story in Divergent much more interesting. And now, if you haven't read Divergent, you should stop reading my review!

Insurgent starts with Tris, Tobias and other characters on the train heading away from the conflict that took place in Divergent. The Dauntless are now split between loyal Dauntless and Traitors. War is brewing, and each faction, including Amity and Candor must choose sides. Even the factionless are involved.

Tris is dealing with more than war in this book, though. She is also dealing with her extreme regret over having to shoot Will. She can't even hold a gun now, which isn't a very good situation to be in during a war! Her relationship with Tobias hits some major snags too, especially since Tris keeps putting herself in harm's way.

If you've read Divergent, you should definitely read Insurgent too. I'm planning on reading the final book in the series too, even though I've heard some negative reviews of it. This one was good, but didn't pull me in as much as the first in the series. But I'm glad to have continued the story, and look forward to seeing how it all ends.

My Rating: 3.5/5

Read my review of Divergent
Visit the Insurgent book page

This review was written based on a copy of Insurgent that I purchased.


  1. Glad you enjoyed it - I listened on audio and felt about the same. Allegiant was my favorite of the 3! Ken and I finally saw the Divergent movie and enjoyed it.


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    1. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Allegiant so much. I had heard some people didn't like that one. I really need to carve out time to read it! And we still haven't seen the movie yet!


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