Insurgent (Divergent #2) - Veronica Roth
Rating: 5/5 stars
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. (Description from Goodreads)
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Insurgent was one of my most anticipated reads of 2012 and it did not disappoint.
Insurgent is a well paced, well written sequel to the mind blowing Divergent. It begins right where Divergent left off with Tris, Tobias (aka Four), Peter, Caleb and Marcus on the train leaving the Dauntless compound and the events behind them, and heading to the Amity compound. What follows next is a non-stop, heart pounding novel. Tris’s enemies won’t stop until their goals are realised, and it’s up to Tris to try and out smart them if they have any hope in winning.
This book is a lot darker than Divergent. Tris is trying to overcome her grief and guilt over all the events in the past. I love the character growth of Tris. She was so lost, lost in grief and guilt, at the start but by the end she has become this amazing strong person. She stands up for her beliefs and makes tough decisions, even knowing what the consequences to herself will be. She finally knows who she is and what she wants, and isn’t afraid to stand up for both.
Thrilling action, heartache, betrayal; it had it all. Insurgent had me in its grips from the first page and did not let me go.
Watch out for the ending. I did NOT see that coming and I have NO idea what’s in store for book 3.