On Monday, I finished reading an incredible book.
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.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I really enjoyed Divergent. But Insurgent was a whole new level of awesome.
Here are my initial, just-finished-the-book thoughts on Goodreads:
This, quite simply, was astonishing. Perfectly crafted with crystalline prose, breathlessly paced, nail-bitingly suspenseful, and bursting with the whip-smart observations of morality and humanity we’ve all come to expect from Veronica Roth, INSURGENT rocked me to my core. DIVERGENT was a great book; INSURGENT is electrifying. Heartbreaking. Brutal. Beautiful. And Tris . . . she and I got off to a rough start in book one, but I feel we’ve bonded during this second book, and I now have such admiration for her bravery, resilience, and intelligence that I often found myself moved to tears while reading because I was so dadgum proud of her. Love you, Tris. And you, Veronica, for writing such an incredible book. And you, INSURGENT, for being so, so very pretty.
Y’all are gonna LOVE this book.
Insurgent comes out on May 1st, and I’m SO excited for it to hit the shelves. So excited, in fact, that I’m going to give away my ARC.
That’s right: One lucky person will get the chance to read Insurgent a couple of weeks early.
All you have to do is
- leave a comment below for a chance to win
- tweet about this with hashtag #wantINSURGENT, and copy/paste the link to your tweet below, for an extra entry
The contest is U.S/Canada only and ends April 19th at 11:59 p.m. EST.
UPDATE (4/23): And the winner is . . .
Congratulations, Cassie! Please email me at clairelegrandbooks [at] gmail [dot] com with your complete mailing address.
Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope you enjoy Insurgent when you pick up a copy on May 1st!