Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

"Insurgent" starts out where "Divergent" left off and let me just start by saying I am not a happy camper at all. I was extremely disappointed. I felt like "Insurgent" was disappointing compared to "Divergent." Tris lost all of her appeal and in general she would make me mad. I felt like "Insurgent" was just so slow. I thought "Divergent" kept a really good pace, things flowed quite nicely and the reader was able to keep on going but with "Insurgent" there is another story. "Insurgent" played out so slowly. I felt like I was dragging my feet the entire time just to finish the book.

Here are the good things I am able to point out. I think Roth's writing has grown. It has grown hugely but you can see some differences, I think the writing is pretty good. The plot of the story was the hard part and the pace like I mentioned earlier. It was hard seeing the characters I like and what they had to go through now because of the trauma that happened in book one. I know that the characters are going to go through trials and difficult times, but do they really need to have their heads in a completely different world. I felt like Tris became a completely different person in book two.

Four is who really kept me interested in the book. I feel like Four grew as a character. He started to have more depth to him and honestly I wanted to see what he was going to do with the situations that he was in the middle of facing. I have to admit, there is that appeal there. You definitely see who people are and what they will become during those hard times. I wondered a few times if Tobias (Four) was going to give up on everything. He really pulled through and I liked that about his character.

I think Veronica Roth is going to follow in Cassandra Clare's footsteps and be known for her cliffhangers.  Seriously?! That ending. Now I know I have to dive into "Allegiant" right away because I need to know what is going to happen next. I need to know that things will be okay for Tris and Four and everyone else. I have come to care for these characters. I hope things work out for the best but I will have to wait and see. With everything being said I still think that "Insurgent" was worth reading just to get to know the characters a little bit better. I was just disappointed because I was truly expecting more than I received.

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