Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Series: Divergent, book two
Source: borrowed from Anna the Great
About the Book: 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.
My Thoughts: First things first... if you haven't read Divergent stop reading this RIGHT NOW and go pick up a copy. Also, fair warning... there may be Divergent spoilers ahead (but no Insurgent spoilers!)
Insurgent picks up right where Divergent left off. In my mind this is the only way to do cliffhanger endings. I hate it when a book ends at a critical point and the next book picks up months later and you have to learn what happened through flashbacks or something and it all just makes me very angry eyes!!! Grrr! Phew. Sorry for the mini-rant. All that to say, Veronica Roth does it up right! I highly recommend going back and re-reading the last few chapters of Divergent to get back in the swing of things. You really hit the ground running with Insurgent and I loved every second of it!
I'm really at a loss as to what to say without giving to much away. Insurgent delves deeper in to the world of the factions and the things that divide them. Secrets are revealed and relationships are tested. We learn so much about the characters but also realize that there is much left to learn. I was totally engrossed in the book. All 525 pages. I literally could not put it down! Fans of Divergent will not be disappointed!
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