23 June 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Number of Pages: 525
Book Format: Hardcover (Borrowed from Angela @ Reading Angel)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m in awe right now. As you can tell I just finished Insurgent by Veronica Roth and this book has been a rollercoaster for me but an amazing rollercoaster at that. Please stop reading here if you haven’t read Divergent yet. In Insurgent our main characters Tris & Four or “Beatrice & Tobias” have escaped from their faction Dauntless because it’s being controlled by the tyrant Jeanine. She is basically trying to take over the world and obviously Tris & Four don’t like this. The whole book is about these two doing there best to save there world and keep their relationship strong in the process.

A few things have changed with my feelings for the characters since Divergent. Tris I didn’t have a problem with her in the end of the first book she was strong and sometimes stubborn and in love with four so I liked her. But in the second book I’m not sure what Roth did to her but everything she did basically annoyed me. I have a feeling that the only reason why everything she did annoyed me was because it was all going against what Four wanted, and you know I’m all for Four =)

One of the reasons this book was such a rollercoaster is because every chapter was either Tris & Tobias making out or they were fighting and that annoyed me too but it was always awesome when they made up so I was able to deal with it. Some things in the story though I was so not expecting I’m obviously not going to spoil it but I’m still very disappointed with Tris & Caleb who is her brother.

Apart from all the rambling I just did about being annoyed, the book was packed with action and I LOVED it! Every chapter had some sort of gun shot or screaming or something that made your heart start beating faster and that’s one of the reasons I love reading books by Veronica Roth so much!

I give the book a 5 out of 5 stars because although I was annoyed with Tris I’m not going to let that take my rating down too much because part of me still understands she was trying to save her people, she wasn’t intentionally trying to hurt Tobias. It also deserves a 5 stars because the ending went from sad and heartbreaking too happy and amazing in a matter of about 10 pages pretty good if I do say so myself!

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  1. Love your review! I'm also super disappointed with Caleb. Trying to avoid spoilers here for the sake of your other readers, but ugh! I didn't want to believe it to be true.

    And you know I totally agree with you about Tris and Four's ups and downs. All their arguments were so petty too, and over such pointless things.

    But the end definitely made up for all the other small annoyances. It was totally intense and action packed and I'm now DYING to read the third book. I don't want to wait months and months for it :(

  2. Great review! Caleb! What a backstabber! Love your thought Paige!



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