Did you get swept away by the Divergent trilogy novels by Veronica Ruth like I did?! I flew through the books in a summer beach reading with babies then pumping working mom with time reading kicks.

And of course I joined millions of other women to see Divergent in film when it came out! I loved it, see my favorite characters played out in a movie was wonderful.

I was thrilled when I began seeing previews for the second movie, Insurgent! And thanks to husband staying home to keep L&Z in bed, I was able to see a showing of Insurgent last week.
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Insurgent in one word: suspenseful! I felt it was very action packed keeping up with the Divergent Tris & her allies. I loved seeing Octavia Spencer as the lead of Amity!
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The special effects were decent & lots of fighting scenes. Kate Winslet did a good job playing the power hungry role of Jeanine, evil Erudite faction leader. I love the actress & she made it easy to dislike her character!
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And just when I thought the teen romance between Tris (Shailene Woodley) & Four (Theo James) wasn’t quite holding my attention, they threw in a love scene that had my inner teenage self giggling a bit.
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It’d been long enough since I read the book that I didn’t exactly remember what happened. And that was kind of nice, except I don’t love surprises! In hindsight, it probably would have been helpful to re-watch Divergent or to re-read Insurgent so I would have not been surprised by a few scenes!

And now I’m left confused where this series will go next, I might have to read the final book again before that film comes out!

Insurgent is out in theaters everywhere as of last Friday March 20th. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

In exchange for my review, I was able to see Insurgent early on behalf of Lionsgate.