Insurgent by Veronica Roth {Book Review}

The Divergent series falls under some of the best dystopian books you’ll find, and no matter when you get around to reading the series, the books are just as amazing as when they were published.

Insurgent is the sequel to the 2011 bestseller Divergent.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth #bookreview


After surviving the brutal attack on her former faction and family, Tris and other members take refuge.

When traitors arrive to arrest them, the group flees and joins forces with an unexpected group, which holds a few secrets of its own.

Tris is raging with guilt and grief, and realises that she needs to bury her emotions and become even stronger if she is to survive and accept her new future.

If she is to discover the truth about her world, she’ll have to make a decision; one that could cost her life. Making sacrifices could be the only way to save the others.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

The pace of the book is reasonable with easy language to follow along.

The ending of the book was just wow, and wasn’t expected, which left it on a cliffhanger and still left me wanting more.

Tris comes through strong as ever and you’re rooting for her all the way; success, safety.

I didn’t feel as much suspense in this book as in the first one, but there was enough to keep wanting to turn the pages to follow the plot unfolding.

There’s action, there’s tension, there are some plot twists along the way but there was also some repetition, some action that didn’t contribute to moving the story along.

There was some tension present between Tris and Four, which was good because there was some stress added to an already stressful situation that everyone had to be dealing with.

I loved the focus on the other factions as well as we got to know a little more about them and have them express

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

Okay, one of the characters I really liked had to die, ‘had to’ but after Divergent, you’re kind of expecting a few deaths to keep following or else you’re not going to feel the right emotions the author is trying to make the readers feel.

Caleb was all over the show with his cowardliness and loyalty intertwined in battle, and I really had to keep my want of reaching into the book and smacking him on the back of his head for his stupidity. He really did play the play the part well of a conflicted character, and the frustration towards him was real.


This was my least favourite book of the series, it wasn’t as great as Divergent but still deserves some praise for the plot.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.01 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth {Book Review} #bookreview

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Divergent – Veronica Roth
Allegiant-Veronica Roth

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