Book Review: Insurgent + Giveaway!

A slightly different post today, but one not totally unfamiliar on my blog.  As you all know I am bookworm (you can see a post on a few of my fav books here and you can see my ‘book’ related tattoo here) so today I will be telling you about the book I am reading at the moment.

It’s called Insurgent and it is the second book in a series of three by Veronica Roth (the first was called Divergent) and it is a kind of action adventure/romance dystopian novel.  After reading Divergent and absolutely LOVING it, I couldn’t wait to pick up Insurgent and carry on following this story.  The two books and storyline remind me slightly of The Hunger Games so if you’re a fan of that book then you will definitely adore this!

GIVEAWAY I am giving away FIVE copies of the book and all you need to do to enter is comment on this blog post with your email address! 
Details – Five people who have commented will be chosen randomly when the giveaway ends.  This giveaway will end on Monday 7th May and I will contact the winners by email the following day.  This giveaway is courtesy of Harper Collins.  This giveaway is a UK only based giveaway and you must be a follower of my blog to enter.

I filmed a little video about what I think of the Insurgent book so far (I’m half way through) which you can watch below and I speak a little more about the story line and explain the giveaway also!

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Above left: book cover and right: book trailer

You can purchase the book at this link HERE and it is released tomorrow (1st May!). 

Don’t forget to comment below for a chance of winning one of five copies of this book!

Please note this is a sponsored post but in no way does it affect my judgement of the book or my honesty/opinions.  I did this post because I truly am a bookworm and was really excited to tell you all about what I’m sure will be the next book phenomena and to give you a chance to win the book!




  1. April 30, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    Ahh i loved Divergent by Veronica Roth, can not wait for this one! xx

  2. Dani
    April 30, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Ooh I really want to read a book that i won't be able to put down, want to read this 🙂 x

  3. Bex
    April 30, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Please do more reviews or just general books you like! Always on the look out for a good readdd 🙂

  4. April 30, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    i'm a complete bookworm too, it annoys me sometimes how fast i get through books!
    satan_51 at hotmail dot com

  5. April 30, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Dystopic fiction and romantic fiction are my two favourite genres so this sounds amazing! I think I may have to order Divergent now haha (:

    Emily xx

  6. April 30, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    sounds really good!

  7. April 30, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    I loved Divergent, and have Insurgent preordered, and it's been shipped, so I'm not going to enter as someone else should have it. 🙂

  8. April 30, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    great giveaway

  9. April 30, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    I LOVED the Hunger Games, I've been trying to find something else to read- this sounds ideal.

  10. April 30, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Really loooved this post hun, I am such an absolute bookworm as well! Love it just as much as makeup! 😉 These books look like really interesting reads, I've not actually read the Hunger Games *gaaasp* thats one bandwagon I didn't jump on, but def think I will now! Thanks for this awesome giveaway hun, would love to be entered!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  11. April 30, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    I haven't read divergent yet, but I have it in my bookshelf and am looking forward to reading it! 🙂 xxx

  12. April 30, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    I loved Divergent too, i have already pre-ordered it for my kindle! x x

  13. April 30, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Fellow bookworm who;s currently out of reading material! So would love a new one 🙂 looking at Divergent now!

  14. April 30, 2012 / 4:28 pm


  15. April 30, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Total bookworm too! I've just started The Hunger Games 🙂

  16. April 30, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I love reading xoxoxo

  17. April 30, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    i'm a huge book worm, i have actually been debating about buying divergent lately as well!

  18. April 30, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    I've got divergent on my kindle and my list of books to read! xx

  19. April 30, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Oh wow, I loved Divergent, I completely forgot this book was coming out, damn my exams for distracting me. Awesome giveaway though.


  20. Nicola Pilkington
    April 30, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Ah, would love to read this!! 😀

  21. April 30, 2012 / 6:15 pm

    Would love to be with a chance of winning a copy! Love reading and always looking for new authors. I did a Booky Q&A recently on my blog, if you like reading you should try it, it really made me think about my favourites, and gems that not many people know about! My email address is
    good luck to everyone!

  22. April 30, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    Would love a new book to add to my collection! Sounds great xx

  23. April 30, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    I'm such a bookworm too :). x

    A Scholar Life

  24. April 30, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    I've been wanting to read this series ! Just waiting for this class semester to be over… It sucks though because here in the US, it takes a year or two for a paperback copy to release. They release books in hardcovers first, therefore, it costs a little more. *sigh*

  25. April 30, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    This sounds like such a great series, I'd love to win a copy! 🙂 xo

  26. April 30, 2012 / 8:48 pm

    This sounds great! I would love to give it a read 🙂
    Carissa xx

  27. Anonymous
    April 30, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    i'd love this! (:

  28. April 30, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    This sounds really good, thanks so much for the suggestion! ( have just ordered Divergent on Amazon :O ) I know i'm tardy to the party but i just got the Hunger games a couple of days ago, and was up till 6 this morning finishing the first one…One of the best things in life is to find a book that you literally can't stop reading! Thanks so much for this giveaway 😀 <3

  29. April 30, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    Love books, would enjoy giving this a read!

  30. May 1, 2012 / 12:01 am

    Definitely sounds like my kinda book, would love love love to give it a read and so if I win one here saves me some pounds 😉 xx

  31. May 1, 2012 / 12:54 am

    Sounds like a great book!! I love a good read, i'm a bit stuck for ideas at the moment though so this is great 🙂

  32. May 1, 2012 / 2:07 am

    Awesome, always love a good read!

  33. May 1, 2012 / 3:59 am

    Sounds really interesting! Would love to win! 🙂

  34. May 1, 2012 / 11:47 am

    Hi, came across your blog for the first time today – really like it!!

    What a good give-away though, something a lil different 🙂 Am reading The Hunger Games at the moment and quite enjoying it. Not sure what I love more – make up or reading, haha! Would love a good book to add to my rapidly-shrinking reading list though 🙂

    Kirsty x

  35. EDa
    May 1, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    id love to win it!!

  36. May 1, 2012 / 4:17 pm


  37. May 1, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    currently reading divergent 🙂

  38. May 1, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I really need to get back into reading & this book sounds ike a great start!

  39. May 1, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    I think it is fantastic you are reviewing books on your blog, I love it.
    Enter me please: xx

  40. May 1, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    i've heard so much about this book!i'd love to get the chance to read it!


  41. May 1, 2012 / 9:42 pm


  42. May 1, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Downloaded the first book for my kindle 🙂 would be great to get the second too x~x

  43. May 2, 2012 / 1:58 am

    Divergent was probably my favourite book of last year!

  44. May 2, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    i absolutely loved Divergent and have been dying to ready the second book!

  45. May 2, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    I'm a massive bookworm too! Just finished the game of thrones and starting the hunger games but would love to move straight onto this, it sounds amazing!!

  46. May 3, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    I love reading, could really do with a kindle to save space in my little house lol.
    Please enter me to win this giveaway 🙂

  47. May 3, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Oh gosh, I loved Divergent and would love to get a hard copy of its sequel!

  48. Guilherme Lessa
    May 3, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    I loved the first book so much! Can't wait to read Insurgent… the bad thing is the fact that I live in Brazil… so books only get here like, 3 months after it comes out in North America and Europe! I would love to win a copy! I also love your reviews 🙂

    My e-mail is

  49. May 3, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    I absolutely love reading too so it's so nice to see you post something a bit different like this on your blog from time to time as well as all the amazing beauty stuff! Not heard of this series before to be honest with you, but from what you've said they sound just my cup of tea :} xx

  50. Daniela
    May 4, 2012 / 12:05 am

    Awesome thank you!I absolutely loved Divergent. It's one of the best dystopian books EVER!


  51. May 4, 2012 / 12:06 am

    I can't wait to read this one. I've been waiting for the sequel for a long time now.

  52. Danielle C.
    May 4, 2012 / 12:08 am

    I would love a chance to read this. Thank you for the giveaway!

  53. Rosa
    May 4, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Thank you for a chance to win this. I loved Divergent and I can't wait to read Insurgent.

  54. May 4, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Saw your video on the book, sounds really good! I'm just finishing off the Hunger Games just now so I will definitely have to buy the first book now 🙂 My email is fingers are crossed 🙂 x x x

  55. kathleen
    May 4, 2012 / 12:46 am

    Thank you! I really want to read this book!!

  56. Anonymous
    May 4, 2012 / 4:41 am

    Just watched the trailer!! Awsome! Love to read it!

  57. May 4, 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Fellow bookwork and fashion lover, in that order :). Literally just finished reading Insurgent and the ending is so wow! I can't wait for book three, have to wait a year…again. Lol, the agony.

  58. May 5, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    I love reading and this book sounds amazing 🙂
    Thank you for the opportunity, and fingers crossed!
    My email address is
    – Saima 🙂

  59. May 6, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    I've been dying to get my hands on this ever since I read Divergent! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tasnim-sheikh at hotmail dot com

    GFC – Taz

    Tasnim xx

  60. May 7, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    great giveaway, katie! ive lost my way a bit with literature and want to get back into reading… this sounds like a great series to get me back into books again. thanks for the recommendation! 🙂
    if im not too late with entering, my email is

  61. May 7, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Great review, this book sounds really good, hope I'm not too late to enter 🙂 xx

  62. Hidalgelis Villar
    May 13, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Awesomeee Giveaway! This book sounds awesome .. yea i know i do say awesome a lot LOL well my email is

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