Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent, #2
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Publisher: Katherine Tegen (Imprint of HarperCollins)
Date Published: May 1st, 2012
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.
Like with Divergent, Insurgent kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It’s action-packed, intriguing, and full of surprises around every corner. There’s really no going wrong with the series. It’s just pure good entertainment.
Now that the factions are starting to fall to pieces, Tris, Tobias, and those who at least appear to be allies must find a way to fight for their freedoms while keeping as many people alive as possible. Unexpected allies and unforeseen enemies arise to make their mission even more challenging along the way. But Tris holds true to herself, making sure the decisions she makes are keeping her friends safe.
The one thing I wish I would’ve done was re-read Divergent before going into this one. There were so many things I forgot about. There is a pretty large cast in this series and at times I had trouble remembering what people did in the past, if they used to be friends, etc. Even once I thought I figured it out, I still found myself a bit disoriented in regards to who is truly on Tris’ side or not. I think it was sort of meant to be that way, but everyone seemed to be jumping back and forth so it was difficult to keep track after awhile.
But other than that the book was great. The story is so easy to get lost in and I love that we’ve gotten to the meat of the issues already by midway through this book. Some dystopians seem to piddle along and no war, rebellion or anything interesting seems to happen until the last book. But this series is definitely not that. Lots of action, rebellion, and it’s really fast paced. I recommend reading it on the weekend so you can just sit down and enjoy it in it’s entirety because you probably won’t want to put it down.
Overall, I loved the book and I still love this series. I can’t wait for the next one. I’m not sure if this is going to be a trilogy or if there will be more than the next one left. Either way I’ll be reading. The ending for this one….was very unexpected for me, but not totally uncalled for. I am very curious to see where that goes. So interesting!
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