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Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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The war has come to the factions in the second Divergent book by Veronica Roth, called Insurgent and a lot more is going to be put to test than Four’s and Tris’ evolving relationship. In a dystopic society where you are catagorised by factions which in themselves include some sort of faction rivalry, it is always said, faction before blood and Tris finds this out the hard way. In Roth’s second book to the three part sequel of the Divergent series, Tris is starting to find out a lot of things the hard way and things aren’t always what they seem when it comes to finding out the truth, whether it be what instigated the war to who you can really trust.

Caught up in other people’s family dramas and her own when faced with working with her brother Caleb, her only surviving family member. Things will take a rollarcoaster adventure both physically and emotionally as Roth writes a surprisingly gripping experience that leaves the writer actually wanting more throughout unlike the initial book, but doesn’t deliver on a sound ending.

Unlike the first book to this series, Insurgent has that flame to it which Divergent failed to light. In Divergent, I felt the introduction to it was slow and rather confusing at times. Taking on the perspective of the first person, tends to have that effect on readers especially if you’re not aware of the prerequisite dystopic themes that is heavily surveyed  on the back of the book. Insurgent’s plot could be why the introduction was so quick paced because the reader left off from Divergent’s ending. Though, the reason why I liked Insurgent more was because there were several well done climaxes to it and there was a fire that was metaphorically lit to keep the reader wanting to more, where as, Divergent failed to deliver on that.

I couldn’t put this book down, because for a Young Adult book, it was really well done and considering how much the whole dystopic genre has been popularised since Hunger Games came to our screens amongst young adults, I usually like to avoid where possible. But Insurgent delivered but what’s stopping me from giving it a full five out five stars, is the ending. I don’t know why, but Divergent left me not wanting more by the time the ending came around. It was this huge expected climax at the end, more than just Tori getting revenge and Tris struggling to stop her friend, I would have liked to see a little bit more adventure and more evenly spaced out at the ending. So I’ll give it a four out five, just because I was reading this until 2 am at some points of this book.


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