Book Review: Insurgent

review11735983One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But 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.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

I remember my dad taking me to the store one day and telling me to pick out a book that I wanted. It was about a year after I had read Divergent and I was so excited when I found a hardcover copy of Insurgent on the shelf. I went home and read the entire book in just one day! Since then, I’ve re-read Insurgent multiple times (along with the rest of the series) and I’m quickly reminded as to why I fell in love with this series so much and Veronica’s writing.

The second book in the series did not disappoint at all! It begins right where the first book picks up – with Tris, Tobias, Marcus, and Caleb – and spans over a few weeks. (You can find my timeline of the entire series right here.) Unlike other books, Roth kept her characters personalities consistent and was able to add in realistic character development over the short span the book really had.

Most sequels tend to fall flat when it comes to the first book (although there are some exceptions) but this one went on a steady path and actually tied with my love for the first one. If you’re trying to decide if you should continue the Divergent series, you should definitely continue!



  1. Divergent
  2. Allegiant

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