Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Today, we reach a milestone, ladies and gentlemen.

A rather large one.

What could it possible be?

100 posts.

big_bang_theory_gifThis calls for some celebration, no? 🙂

It’s hard to believe I’m finally to 100 posts. If I’d been more consistent, I probably could have reached this sooner.

So, now that we’ve done that…

On with the reviews! Only two more after this one. This one brings us up to almost being current thank goodness!

*This will be a spoiler free review.*

Insurgent by Veronica Roth#49 – Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Genre: Teen/Fantasy/Contemporary/Dystopian

Page Numbers: 525 pages

Dates Read: 9/15/14 – 10/13/14

Plot in three lines or less: Taken from Amazon so I can remain spoiler free: “One 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.”

New read or re-read? New read.

Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Yes, I would read it again, and would recommend it to anyone who loves dystopian literature.

Why did I pick it up? I’d read the first book in the series earlier this year (review here), and I obviously want to finish up the series. The first movie has also made its way to DVD/Blu-ray now, and I wanted to find out what happens next.

What did you like/not like about the book? I can tell you what I didn’t like, and I will do my BEST to keep it spoiler free – I didn’t like the lack of communication between Tris and Four. It lead to distrust, which led to feelings of betrayal, and a whole mess of ugly-ish kind of things that could have been avoided if the two of them just stopped for a minute to listen to what the other one was trying to say. I seriously wanted to set the two of them down next to each other and knock their heads together.

There. I don’t think that gives too much away, do you? 🙂

Rating: 5/5

Other Notes: My best friend let me borrow this one and the third in the series. I’ll be picking the third one up soon, but I did want to give myself a little bit of a break in between.

Grand Total: 106

 

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