(Divergent # 2)
By: Veronica Roth
Pub. Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen
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.
Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off. Tris is trying to come to terms with the events that happened and the parts she played in the fighting. I was really frustrated with Tris in this one. She kept putting herself in some really stupid situations, and even though I understood her reasoning behind them, it didn't make me any less frustrated. Tris and Four definitely had some problems in this one. Between Tris putting herself in danger and Four being very secretive, I really didn't think they were going to make it. But they have such a beautiful connection and they really do love each other. I loved their stolen, secret minutes that they shared together.
I thought I loved Four in Divergent, but in Insurgent, that love was brought to a whole new level. We learn a lot more about Four's past and his family, and it was hard to not feel for him. He kept his pain inside, and I kept wishing he would talk to Tris about it.
What I loved about Insurgent is that despite it being a dystopian, it felt so realistic to me. The characters were so real and they had to deal with the consequences of their actions.
We also learn a lot more about the different factions and even the factionless, which was very, very interesting to me. The mystery was that Abnegation and Euradite had a secret that they were willing to kill (and be killed) to keep secret. And whoa, is that secret a good one! I couldn't believe it. I am so looking forward to the third book. I can not wait to see where Ms. Roth takes us next!