Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (noun) – a person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent pg.458

Oops she did it again? Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book in the Divergent trilogy.  The series takes place in dystopian Chicago. The city is divided into five factions called Amity, Dauntless, Erudite, Abnegation, and Candor. During the choosing ceremony, 16 years must choose which faction they will become apart of. Then there are the factionless. To become factionless is a fate worse than death the society is told. They are not mention much in the first book but is the main presence in the second.

Insurgent picks up where the first book left off, literally. At first I thought that maybe this book would be just a filler novel. Just when you have that thought, she hits you with a mystery. Marcus (Tobias father and a leader of Abnegation) and Johanna (spokesperson for Amity as that faction has not set leader) are walking in the orchid with Tris overhears a conversation about important information which is the reason why the Abnegation were killed during the stimulation attack. This is the basis for this book. What information is so important it was worth killing and dying for? Of course there are side stories and twist and turns along the way. The love story between Tobias and Tris is in the open. Tobais family story is told. Tris learns more about her family including brother, Caleb which I must say I did not see coming.

The true shocker is the ending cliffhanger. The important information you are teased with throughout the book. I can’t tell you obviously it would ruined to book for some of you. So I will say this. If you like the first book then this is a must read. However, don’t think you will be satisfied with the ending because you won’t. It is a cliffhanger. It set you up for the next book. Those you have not read the first one can read this one and enjoy it but it is really not a stand alone book. There are references to previous events that you would most likely want to know about. All in all it is a good book. So did she do it again? Yeah, she did.
TBR list 3
Rating 4stars
Hardcover 525pgs


“It smells green, the way a leaf smell when you tear it in half.” pg 17

‘ “Sleep” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” ’ pg 50

Things to think about:

The way Amity keeps peace. Is that really peace? Or is that in itself a betrayl of what Amity is suppose to be about?

Is what Amity does to keep the peace in their society that much different than what Jeannie was doing to keep the truth from the whole society (meaning the mind control)?

So people said they could not get into the story because they could picture a world where those factions exist. Why not? I see it. Though not so clearly defined but we do have people and professions that fit into each faction including the obvious factionless.


  1. I am dying to read this! I finished Divergent a while ago, and then never got around to getting Insurgent!!

    This'll probably come off weird, but I also tagged your blog for The Liebster Blog Award and you know click on the link if you wanna check it out.

  2. Oh thank you. And many people felt it didn't live up but in the end I think it did. Not as good but I definitely want to read book 3

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