Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Released date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary: "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 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 is she does not know what she may lose by doing so."

**I'm doing something different and giving more of a rambling review where I will share the emotions I had while reading Insurgent. There just wasn't a way for me to truly review this book without giving away too much and being satisfied with it as well.**

This was one of the most anticipated book/sequel of the year for me. I counted down the days, stalked my mailman, and my mother so she could let me know if I had received my pre-ordered package (It didn't come until the 5th and I died a little each day until I had my hands on it). I completely devoured this book in one day. I was left expecting more and speechless at how it had ended. Ms. Roth did a wonderful in creating a sequel that lived up to its hype and I can't wait until the third book comes out next year.

I remember how I kept reading and reading, turning page after page, going along for the ride with Tris and arguing with her for all her recklessness and with Four as he only had a single-focus and wasn't able to bend to Tris' idea until the last moment. I was a nervous wreck time and time again throughout the book. My heart pumping with adrenaline and just not being able to truly stay calm until I knew everything would be okay. Unfortunately, that never happened.

I started to panic as I neared the end of the book as the pages dwindled but all of my questions remained unanswered. I was on pins and needles, just freaking out when "The yelling starts," and it was over. I then started yelling once I realized that was the end of my ride with the book. I was almost hyperventilating because I couldn't believe what had happened and how we could be left in such suspense for another year. I almost threw my book against the wall until my rational side told me not to abuse my beloved copy of Insurgent.

Ms. Roth created a world with characters that I love and trust and argue and laugh with, people that I consider friends and family. I can't help but wonder the kind of mess I will be in once the last book of the series comes out. One thing for sure, I am now counting down for the day when the final book is set to be release.

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  1. I know what you mean about wanting to throw a book against the wall when left on the edge of a cliff. I've had a few of those moments recently. I usually stew over it for a few days and then delve into another book to take my mind off of how irritated I am. Glad you enjoyed the book!

    Tammy @

  2. Woo, now I'm wondering if I should hold off on this one until the final book in the trilogy is released! I'm not sure I can handle the anxiety and put myself through it just to know nothing will be resolved. Thanks for the review


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