Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well.. no sequel is ever as good as the first, and this falls into that category. Still a very good book, with an interesting 'twist' that is foreshadowed but not enough to make it overly obvious.
I did have that 'A-ha' moment towards the end where I thought, "She must have been watching 'The Village' when she thought of where to take this storyline.
All in all, a worthy read. What Veronica Roth does so well that I enjoy is her action and pacing are well written, at least for me as a reader. I enjoy reading stories that grab me and keep me in their grip, and this book, while not overly taxing, did that. I read it in about 4 hours or so, which is usually a good sign.
If you liked the first, you owe it to yourself to continue the journey. If you're on the fence.. it was good enough for me to finish the trilogy when the next book comes out, so my advice would be to take the plunge.
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