Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy Book 2) by Veronica Roth

Tris, Four, and their fellow Dauntless struggle to figure out what to do and to find a place where they fit in now that everything has changed within their society. There's a war brewing, more secrets are coming to light, lines between right and wrong are being blurred, and Tris has big decisions to make about whose side she's on and what's more important to her: loyalty or truth?

2.5 Star Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy Book 2) by Veronica Roth | books, book reviews, sci-fi, dystopian, YA
Title: Insurgent
Book Number: Book 2 of 3
Pages: 545
My Rating: 2.5 Stars


I know a lot of people LOVE these books, but, much like with the first book, I was just plain bored. I can love an emotional, character-driven book even if there’s little plot. I can love an action-packed, plot-driven book even if there’s little character development. But this book just didn’t do it for me on either front.

I will say, however, that it was at least a little more interesting than the first in character development. I found Tobias to be interesting as a character, with his erratic behavior and the darkness that started showing through. I have a penchant for broken characters, especially the ones who teeter on the edge of darkness, capable of being good but dangerously close to choosing the wrong path. I also found the relationship problems between Tris and Tobias to be realistic (given the premise) and drama-filled enough to hook me. (I wanted to use emotional or painful instead of drama-filled, but I think that was more me putting myself in Tris’s shoes and injecting emotion into the situation since Tris didn’t seem to have much emotion one way or another.)

Overall, I guess I just thought there would be less sitting around waiting for things to happen and more action. It wasn’t a terrible read, I can understand why some people liked it, but it wasn’t for me.


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