Published: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper)
Page Count: 525 pages
Series: Divergent, #2
Read From: May 2 to May 4, 2012
*WARNING: DO NOT READ THE SUMMARY OR REVIEW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ DIVERGENT*
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.
INSURGENT was even better than its predecessor for me! Veronica Roth has proved herself to be an outstanding author that can turn a second book into an action packed and suspenseful novel, while avoiding the “second book curse”.
The only problem with INSURGENT is that is barely any flashbacks as to what happen in the first book, DIVERGENT. I forgot some of the characters (Will, being the main one), but soon, I remembered everything that had happened in DIVERGENT.
Veronica Roth is a literature genius. Her dialogue between the main characters is exceptional, the pacing is perfect, and the action scenes were totally epic, but not to the point where it feels overwhelming. I can officially say that Roth is one of my favorite authors of all time.
And I’m so happy that Tris stayed a strong character! She didn’t mope around or suddenly become super lazy; she still stayed her fearless and brave self, and I appreciate Veronica Roth keeping her character the same.
The character development in INSURGENT is brilliant. Every character somehow grows and matures in this book. Everybody learns a lesson of their own at the end of the book, and they all become stronger in their actions that they committed in INSURGENT.
The ending! Is Veronica Roth trying to murder us all while having to wait until Fall 2013 for book three?! I had to re-read that final page one last time, making sure I got every single detail. I’m now dying for book three (and I’m sure everybody who’s read this book wants book three in a passion).
Overall, INSURGENT did not disappoint at any levels. Props to Veronica Roth for crafting a great sequel!
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