Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Mini Review of Veronica Roth's "Insurgent"

Last year around this time a wrote a piece called "Dystopic Tellings", where I spoke briefly about the dystopian domination in the book world. One of the books mentioned was Veronica Roth's Diveregent, a fantastic debut novel that followed unlikely hero Beatrice Pryor as she navigated through a new environment and ultimately war. This month, with the publication of Roth's follow-up, Insurgent, I will be shining a little light on what I think is a brilliant sequel. So, here's a mini-review of the must read book of May 2012.

This follow-up to Divergent is a high-paced, action filled, novel that engrosses readers from page one. Taking off exactly where its predecessor ended, Insurgent follows Tris and the other survivors of the Erudite/Dauntless attacks as they find themselves scouring the city for allies amongst the other factions, and the surprisingly organized Factionless. Alliances form, war is waged, and a shocking betrayal turns Tris’s world into an almost unrecognizable battlefield, as she must determine the course of the future. Highly engaging, author Veronica Roth proves the ability to deftly handle the intricacies of war and the need to survive when there is seemingly nothing left to survive for. Beware, like Divergent, the ending is a shocking cliffhanger that leaves readers frothing at the mouth for more. This is the sequel to read, a must for fans of The Hunger Games, Legend, or Matched,  absolutely guaranteed to glue you to the page.

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