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Short Description for Insurgent "As war surges in the dystopian society around her, sixteen-year-old Divergent 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"--
- Published: 01 May 2012
- Format: Hardback 525 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780062024046 ISBN 10: 0062024043
- Sales rank: 1,555
Reviews for Insurgent
Intense, action-packed ride
Insurgent picked up right where Divergent left off which made it nice to read them one after the other. Divergent was good and set up the world really well, but I liked the conflict in Insurgent much better. The factions are so interesting and we get to learn more about the factions Amity and Candor. I love how the factions are this weird combination of a gang, an entire culture of dress and style, mannerisms and education training for a job. The books only skim the surface of all there is to know of this complex and detailed world. This is one of those worlds where they could write an encyclopedia about it and you'd still want to know more. The writing style was much better in this book. I didn't notice the word "I" glaring at me so much.
Tris doesn't always make good decisions. In fact, she makes some really, really bad decisions but I felt like I understood her so well that I got why she did the things she did even if it's not what I would do. My favorite thing about Insurgent was how well the author messed with your expectations of who is good and who is not. And it's not based just on who Tris likes. I kind of saw the twist at the end coming, but it still gave me chills when I read it. This was a fast read and I couldn't put it down. It left me with some deep thoughts about how easily your virtues can become a vice if you're not careful. I loved the complex idea and story arc. It was an intense, action-packed ride that had me saying "Wow" when I closed the book. by Jessica B
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Originally reviewed on my blog: http://sikbookreviews.blogspot.ca
The second book of Veronica Roth's trilogy, Insurgent begins right where Divergent left off, with no boring introduction that a lot of series books tend to have. War is now prominent, factions are torn apart, and evil people are looming. In this book, Tris faces many obstacles, including being betrayed, relationships issues with Four, having to publicly acknowledge her divergence, and utilizing her divergence to help fight against the powerful Erudite and the Dauntless traitors. Roth takes the reader on a journey of action, surprising twists and turns, and emotion.
First of all, I love that the novel begins right where the first one left off. It is a nice change from most sequels. As with Divergent, I love the uniqueness of the title. What is "insurgent" anyway? Well...
Google dictionary defines "insurgent" as "rising in active revolt"
See, I told you I know how to use a dictionary! I am an English major, after all. But, I'm not afraid to admit when I don't know what a particular word means (such as divergent and insurgent before I felt the need to look them up!).
I gave this book an 8.5 instead of a 9 like Divergent got, because...well...let's just say I'm a sucker for romance. And this book did not have Four in it as much as the first. Don't get me wrong, I do not want the entire book to be about a love story...that would be too much. The first book was a good mix of romance and action-packed adventure. I just wish this one was the same. I also felt sad a lot, because Tris and Four seemed very disconnected throughout the novel. Pathetic, I know! But, that's just my opinion and I am a romantic at heart.
I also enjoyed the fact that there were twists that were actually shocking to me! I hate it when I see things coming, which does happen. It is refreshing to not really have predicted anything that happened in this book. I had no idea what was coming at the end (what information Tris was going to find out, if any). I didn't know how Tris was going to get out of certain sticky situations. This was a really nice and surprising aspect of Roth's creative mind and writing.
Lastly, the ending was very well done as well. As I said, it was pretty surprising. But more than that, Insurgent - like that of Divergent - ended with a bang, barely stopping the action to end. It leaves the reader wanting more and desperately wanting to read the third book right now. I know I do! A part of me wishes I would have waited until all three of the trilogy were out before reading them...but, oh well, what's done is done. And I did enjoy them.
I will be waiting with bated breath for the final book in this captivating trilogy! by Sam