Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review | Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Review | Insurgent by Veronica Roth" class="ubb-image alignleft">Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Published by HarperCollins on May 1, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook
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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.

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I can’t say that I liked Insurgent better than Divergent, because to make such a flat statement, without qualifiers, would insult that feeling of wonderment and discovery as you voyage into Veronca Roth’s dystopian lexicon. The fledgling feeling of falling in love with Four and Tris falling in love. Hell, falling in love with Four. Period. But I must say, that my relationship with this series deepened with Insurgent. It cemented my love and obsession for what Roth’s brillant mind created.

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Need we say more?

Many things are tested in this second installment. Tris’s relationship with Four. Tris’s relationship with her brother. Her ideals of right and loyalty to the disbanded faction group she currently finds herself amongst. But the thing that cement my absolute adoration for Tris as a female character is that she passes every test. And by that, I don’t mean that she accomplishes everything she sets out to. She does, however, remain true to herself, and her decisions are based solely on her own merits of intelligence, instinct, and ideal. Tris doesn’t allow her path to be influenced by anyone’s ideas that conflict with her own. Even Four. That’s bada$$, my friends.

So, take it from me, and continue your love affair with VRoth’s dystopia. This series of books is one faction that you’ll always want to be a member of!

Four out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

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2 Responses to “Review | Insurgent by Veronica Roth”

  1. Tammy

    I just finished listening to this on audio. I originally read it in 2012. I wanted to a reread a the series to prepare to read Allegiant but then so many spoilers came out last fall I decided to wait. What stood out for me this time is how much Tris and Four bickered, it was constant and Tris was really whiny. I originally gave it 4 stars but after listening to it I only gave it 3 stars. Maybe it’s one of those books that just doesn’t translate well to audio.

    • Christie Michelle

      Tammy,
      I can’t dispute that there was whining involved. I just get disheartened by the number of YA novels with female characters that not only whine, but falter in their decisions due to the influence of others. So, I guess I gleam on to characters that stick to their guns. Although, the less whining about it, the better. 🙂

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