Saturday, 19 May 2012

Insurgent By Veronica Roth Review

Available at Amazon

Source: Bought

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Harper Collins


   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.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Chaos' Review: 
    As per tradition now, lets begin with the cover. It reflects the story, but I felt the cover didn't do the story justice. Of coarse it is gorgeous but I'm just not getting that draw towards it, it just doesn't stick out for me like Divergent did, with the burning Dauntless symbol and all. 
  Now on to the story. As with all sequels, it gives a short review of past events. Thank goodness, because I read Divergent a year ago and could hardly remember a thing. My memory never falters like that, its crazy, but now that I think about that, it's because the names of the characters were just so normal. Like Peter, Susan, Marcus, and Christina. All those names are so average, which brings to why I could hardly remember who they were once I started the book. Anyways, Tris, the protagonist made me very weary, and I must admit that while reading about her depression -I- in turn felt depressed because of it. It wasn't a very appealing feeling. I gradually began to feel agitated of the book because it was constantly based towards how Tris was mentally unstable. Tris wasn't the same kick-butt protagonist that we all met in Divergent, it literally drove me insane. I understand that she was badly damaged after killing one of her best friends due to certain circumstances and the death of her parents drove her over the edge, but I thought it would somehow push her into trying harder in order to avenge their deaths. I was kinda of disappointed by that, because the majority of the book is a continuous reminder of how she now has suicidal tendencies. It wasn't towards the end did I get a hint of Tris' previous personality in Divergent. Other than that, all the publicized hype for this book increased my hopes, which probably explains why I was disappointed a bit. Honestly, Veronica Roth is a terrific writer and I send all high praise to her, and I did increasingly enjoy Divergent VERY much! But Insurgent just wasn't up to my expectation, but I look forward to the third installment of this trilogy, because the very ending gave me a slight 'The Maze Runner By James Dashner' feel, and I liked that, so I look forward to what Veronica Roth has in store for us readers. 

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