23 Feb 2015

Book Review / Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The below is the description of Divergent, the first book in the series, for a description of Insurgent please click on the Goodreads link below...

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Published:     1st May 2012
Publisher:  Harper
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 2, Divergent
Source:  Bought

My Review

What I loved about this book...
Words cannot describe fully how much I am loving this trilogy so far...   I can't believe I have waited this long to read this!  What a great second book in the trilogy!  

Although there are a lot of things I loved that I can't go into here as that would spoil the story for those who haven't read it but one thing I can say is that I am loving the character of Tris and her progression through from the first book to the second.  You can really see her personality change and adapt to what she needs to but at the same time her basic morals have remained the same.  

I do struggle sometimes with second books in a series/trilogy but with this one I flew right through and cannot wait to start the final book in this trilogy, Allegiant.

About the Author
From Goodreads

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). 

The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. 

In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)