19 Apr

On Monday, I finished reading an incredible book.

This one:

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

  1. leave a comment below for a chance to win
  2. tweet about this with hashtag #wantINSURGENT, and copy/paste the link to your tweet below, for an extra entry

That’s it!

The contest is U.S/Canada only and ends April 19th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Good luck!


UPDATE (4/23): And the winner is . . .

Cassie Frye!

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!

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50 Responses to “INSURGENT ARC Giveaway! – WINNER!”

  1. Jennifer Kaleta April 19, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    I would love a copy of this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Celeste_pewter (@Celeste_pewter) April 19, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    I’m so jealous (and happy for you) that you got to read this early! :) Would love to win this.

  3. Jennifer Kaleta April 19, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Here is the link for Twitter:!/jcalvert719/status/192826377324593152

  4. graceart18 April 19, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    wait, tonight as in the 18th or as in the 19th? Eh, either way, here’s a comment. :] I’ve heard great things about this series. haha.

  5. Justine April 19, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    It’s still 10pm here, so I maybe had a bit of a heart attack thinking I missed the EST deadline. But okay. Tomorrow.

    You see what happens when we discuss my possibly getting a copy of Insurgent? All the thoughts, they leave me.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the giveaway!

  6. graceart18 April 19, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    And here’s my tweet! :D

  7. Miranda Maultbay April 19, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    I canNOT wait to read INSURGENT by Veronica Roth and would LOVE to win a copy of the ARC. I also tweeted about this awesome giveaway at:!/MirandaBrookM

  8. Taryn April 19, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    OKAY. I’ve been having good luck with contests lately. But I would give them all up just for this :) Tweeted, too!!/tarynalbright/status/192828134079479810

  9. Heather Marie April 19, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    Heck yes! I need some more Four in my life. ::crossing fingers::

  10. Justine April 19, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    You’re so fabulous to give this ARC up, Claire. Thank you. <3

  11. Anami Sheppard April 19, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    I loved Divergent!

  12. Michele Shaw April 19, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    I’m DYING to read Insurgent. I’ve turned many people onto Divergent and usually get them hooked when I say I liked it even more than The Hunger Games. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the chance!

  13. Quinn April 19, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I would love to win Insurgent! Second contest is the charm?
    Here is my tweet!/QuinnAlbright

  14. Silent Pages April 19, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    Must… Acquire…. Insurgent. 8]

    Thanks for the give-away!

  15. Alessandra April 19, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    I loved Divergent and am really looking forward to Insurgent! Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Alessandra April 19, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    And here’s my tweet:!/alessahinlo/status/192897972957229056

  17. Cassie F. April 19, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    AH! *flails* I only recently got on the Divergent Bandwagon, but OH. EM. GEE. I am BEYOND excited for Insurgent. Seriously. And that goodreads review of yours you posted? Amazing. I was worried Insurgent wouldn’t be as good as the first, but you and every other reviewer are proving me wrong thus far. I am so thrilled for this chance to get my hands on an advanced copy–thank you SO. SO. SO. much for this giveaway. <33

    • Cassie F. April 19, 2012 at 6:07 am #

      There’s my tweet! YAY! AH! I can’t thank you ENOUGH for this giveaway. <333

  18. Tobi Summers April 19, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    Can’t wait for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!!/TobiSummers/status/192918918103433216

  19. Danielle G April 19, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I am dying to read this book!!!!!!

  20. abookandashortlatte1 April 19, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    I’d love a chance to get an early copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Theresa April 19, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I have been waiting for this book for over a year! Thank you so much for the giveaway and the chance to get this book a smidge earlier than the rest of the world. :-)

  22. Kali Skittles April 19, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Thanks for the chance!

  23. Kali Skittles April 19, 2012 at 9:46 am #
  24. Laurel Landau April 19, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Thank you SO much for the lovely giveaway. Hope luck is on my side! I’m dying to read INSURGENT early! :)

    I tweeted about the giveaway here:

  25. Laura Hartness (@lhartness) April 19, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  26. Laura Hartness (@lhartness) April 19, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Here’s a tweet for a bonus entry:

  27. Ranneth Yaeger April 19, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Been dying to a copy of this. Rereading Divergent now before Insurgent’s release. I can’t wait to read this one!
    Extra Entry:!/Netra21/status/192975242132594690

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Sallie Mazzur April 19, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    You seriously rock for doing this giveaway! Can’t wait to read Insurgent!

    Sallie Mazzur –

  29. Kendra April 19, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    I wants it, precious! I loved Divergent, and your review for Insurgent gave me very high hopes.

  30. starryeyedjen29 April 19, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I am salivating for this book! Seriously, I’m drooling on my desk right now, just thinking about it! :)

    Also, here’s my tweet for my extra entry:

    This would be the most awesome 30th birthday present, EVAR! (Insurgent releases on my birthday, but I don’t want to wait that long for it. :D) Thanks for the giveaway! And I’ve already added your book to my TBR…can’t wait to read it, too! :0)

  31. Lauren Garafalo (@laurengarafalo) April 19, 2012 at 11:12 am #

    So remember how I said I wanted you to keep reading until May 1st so I could get by on your updates?? THIS IS SO MUCH COOLER THAN THAT you lovely, lovely girl!! Here’s the tweet:

    <3 <3

  32. Bonnie (@missbonnie13) April 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Best giveaway I’ve seen today. :D I just recently read Divergent and am positively manic to get my hands on this! I have a feeling it’s going to epic. Thanks SO MUCH for this giveaway! You’re amazing.

  33. Bonnie (@missbonnie13) April 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    And…. here’s my tweet link!

  34. caridubiel April 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Eeeee! Memememe!

  35. caridubiel April 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Eeee! I tried to post this once already, but I don’t think it posted, so I’m trying again. Would love to win this – thanks, Claire!

  36. Katy Pool (@KatyPool) April 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Recently devoured Divergent like it was the 8th Harry Potter book. Cannot WAIT for May 1. No, actually, I can’t wait. I think I’ll die. Want Insurgent for sure

  37. Kristi S. (@whoaaitskristi) April 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    This is amazinggg. :) Thank you for the chance to enter!
    Also – I tweeted:!/whoaaitskristi/status/193086304983068672

  38. deseraemcg April 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Definitely want, Claire. Thanks for another amazing contest!!/sommertales/status/193088411098300417

  39. angelicarjackson April 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Been waiting for Insurgent, and it would make a great addition to my Pens for Paws Auction items! I actually retweeted your tweet before I clicked the link!/clairelegrand/status/193087864655978496

  40. Arianna April 19, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I love Divergent so much!!! I can’t wait for Insurgent!!! Tris is so awesome and Gour is the best guy ever! Like legit. He blows Peeta (Hunger Games) and Day (Legend) out of the water.

  41. G. Donald Cribbs April 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Claire, thank you very much for this giveaway opportunity! I would LOVE to read Insurgent. It sounds fantastic, and I’ve already read the online snippet that’s available while chomping at the bit for release day. It would thrill me to be chosen. I will certainly post my review on Goodreads, Amazon, and my blog, et al. You rock!

    Here’s my retweet:

  42. Robyn April 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Great review! Haven’t read Divergent yet but am ready to devour these two books–would love to win the ARC! Tweeted at
    Thank you!

  43. Ashley G April 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win!

  44. Lisa Marie April 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Yay! I can’t wait to read this!


    • justcharmaine April 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Oh my goodness, I was so afraid that I would miss the deadline!
      I was so excited when I heard about this giveaway. I am so in love with Divergent, and you make Insurgent sound incredible.
      Thanks so much for this opportunity! (:

  45. justcharmaine April 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Oops, I accidentally replied to a comment rather than replying to the post itself!
    Anyway, here is my second entry + tweet:

    Thanks again!

  46. Rebecca Beh.rens April 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I am dying to read this. Thanks for giving away your ARC!
    Here’s my tweet:!/rebeccabehrens/status/193148845075603456

  47. sunfire04 April 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    I can’t wait for Insurgent :)

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