Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth #DauntlessUK

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)War looms in sixteen-year-old Tris’s dark dystopian world as disputes between the factions grow. Tris must now fight against all odds to discover the truth that can save her and the people she loves. Sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge – and the choices she makes will have devastating and unexpected consequences.

Veronica Roth has done it again. I didn't feel like anything could be as good as Divergent but I was wrong, Insurgent is just as good but kind of in a different way.

Once again the world building is amazing. In this book we get to know more about the other factions and not only are the personalities of each faction different but their traits are reflected in the settings. I really enjoyed reading about all of the different headquarters. I also really liked reading about all of the different personalities and traits and getting to know more characters as well.

Tris and Four (or Tobias, whatever you want to call him) are still absolutely adorable, in this book there is still a lot of tension between them and it wasn't just a cookie cutter relationship, it was real and I really loved that. Four is sexy as ever, I'll leave it at that but Tris did annoy me a few times throughout the book. Seriously, it was like she turned into some death-seeking adrenaline junkie and it was only her almost death that made her respect life. Honestly Tris? But yeah, Four? Swoon.

This book is very action packed, whereas the selling point of Divergent was definitely the storytelling and world-building Insurgent had some amazing action scenes and it a superb edge of the seat read.

Overall Rating: A+

Book released by HarperCollins UK on May 1st
Book received in order for review

1 comment

  1. The beginning of INSURGENT was a little slow and not as easy to jump into as the debut, especially since the worldbuilding isn't really recapped for readers (like me) who could have benefitted from a refresher. But once I got my bearings, and the central conflict was revealed, INSURGENT was as compulsively readable as DIVERGENT. And the revelations at the end were almost overwhelming--in a good way--considering their implications. Bottom line, this is a series not to be missed.


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