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Insurgent | Five Minute Review

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Hardcover, 525 pages
Published: May 1st 2012 by HarperCollins Children’s Books (first published 2012)
Original Title: Insurgent
ISBN: 0007442912 (ISBN13: 9780007442911)
Edition Language: English
Series: Divergent #2
Synopsis:
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.

I know I’m very late to the party, and not fashionably late either. I have had this shelf on my “currently reading” shelf  since last year. I had sixty-two pages left and couldn’t force myself to read them.So I waited. I guessed I would wait until the last book came out… in October 2013. As you can guess, that didn’t happen. But this month after deciding I was going to get back into BookTube (Click HERE for my channel) I thought it would be a good idea to clear my “currently reading” shelf and start fresh in March.
I gave this book Three (3) out of Five (5) Stars. I thought this book would be amazing, better than the first, but it let me down. Aside from the lack of completing the story after three months had passed, the story felt strained at times. Like Mrs. Roth was forcing the characters into inescapable situations. I get Authors must sometimes play the bad guy trying to get their story to move along but I didn’t care for it in this story.
I will say, one of the reasons I was so hard on this book is due to the unenthusiastic response to the last book in the trilogy; Allegiant. I hear it is one of the worst ending to any Young Adult trilogy. I shouldn’t let that effect my rating or thoughts on this book but it does. I regret my decision to wait to read Insurgent but the rating stays none the less.
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