Insurgent by Veronica Roth

It’s very hard to review the second book in a trilogy without giving spoilers.

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So I’ll tell you what: I won’t review it.  I’ll just tell you a few things that won’t give anything away, and then you’ll just be so interested, you’ll get the series.

Or at least books 1 (Divergent) and 2 (Insurgent) since 3 (Allegiant) isn’t out yet.

Anyway, Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent trilogy.  The series is YA dystopian, with people divided into different factions based on personality traits.

Insurgent continues on with the story from the first book, and is no less entertaining than the first.  Seriously, I am so excited for the third book to come out.

Here are two quotes, that piqued my interest, and which in no way give away anything from the story:

  • “It is for the sake of peace that we remain uninvolved” – I can’t tell you who said this, but it kind of reminded me of the conundrum that countries faced during WWII or even when thinking of bullying.  Is it peaceful to remain uninvolved if something bad is happening?  I don’t think so.
  • “Sometimes I feel like I am collecting the lessons each faction has to teach me, and storing them in my mind like a guidebook for moving through the world. There is always something to learn, always.” – Again, not going to mention the “who” but this quote really represents how I feel.  I’m always interested in learning new and unique facts, trying to be a better person by looking at situations from multiple angles, hoping that in the end, I’ll be a better person for it.  It kind of sums up myself as a reader.

Again, if you’re a fan of The Hunger Games trilogy, the Divergent trilogy is not to be missed!

Have you started reading the series yet?

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24 thoughts on “Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    • No, the first book was better for sure. You may want to read it anyway, if you’re going to check out the 3rd when it comes out, or you can wait and hear reviews from people once the third comes out about whether the series as a whole is worthwhile. I’m interested to know what you decide!

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    • It’s hard to say. I think so, but it has more mixed reviews than THG. Also, since the 3rd book hasn’t come out yet, I can’t say I LOVE the series. . . but I did love book 1 and really like book 2 (Insurgent).

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  1. re: my top two books of the summer:
    The Signature of All Things is Victorian novel that’s incredibly well written and researched and Letters from Skye is a completely sappy love story that I just devoured! If you do read them, hope you enjoy! Signature was particularly excellent.

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  2. I loved Divergent and Insurgent! Can’t wait to read Allegient! I’m wondering how it will play out. I wasn’t sure how she was going to continue Insurgent!

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  3. Just now reading your review since I just read this book. I’m relived to see I was not the only one to review this book in this way. I thought there’s so little I can say without ruining it, why bother. But, I wanted to say something!

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