Review – Insurgent
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  • March 8, 2012
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I’m not going to say a thing about the plot in the much anticipated YA title, Insurgent, which releases in May. Not a bloody thing. What I will do is to give a few brief impressions of the themes of the book.

Factions – seeing into factions that are not Dauntless or Abnegation is the highest treat in the pages of Insurgent. It really helps to center this story. Without the journey into the other mindsets of the players involved we would not be able to understand the bigger picture.

Betrayals – like, whoa! Wow… the backstabbing. Be prepared to have your heart broken in ways you do not expect.

Guilt – Rife with it… Heart stopping, soul rendering guilt. Beautifully done too.

Grief – Just as thick as the guilt. And just as beautiful.

Self – Questions of self and self worth and how choices effect the journey and growth of an individual.

Four – yeah… he’s awesome. He’s better in this book too. Trust me.

All these things make me tremendously excited for the next book.

Veronica Roth creates a tale brimming with her trademark wit, snark, and twisting turns. There is so much that happens in this book I don’t even know where to start. Suffice it to say I laughed, I choked up, I did not want the book to end. I dug my heels in on finishing this one because it was that good.

5 out of 5 obvious stars. So good.

– BP

*Mental note – I will have to reread one and two in preparation of three.

* Insurgent releases May 1st, 2012. Please do not ask to borrow my copy.



2012-03-20 17:38:07 Reply

B… Betrayal…?
… Aha, it sounds like I’m going to cry in this one…