Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #2
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
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.
After re-reading this book I still love it as much as the first time!! I just couldn’t put it down.
So, the story picks up right where Divergent left off, Tris, Tobias (Four), Caleb, Marcus and Peter have managed to escape from the Erudite attack on the Abnegation and are headed to Amity to regroup and decide what to do next.
Tris is devastated by the loss of so many of her family and friends and she feels guilty about Will’s death. So she is becoming more and more reckless in her behaviour and is putting her life at risk.
As the first time I read I felt that the principal character here was Four and not Tris, not to mention that Tris was awesome, she was strong-willed, smart, enduring. She was truly dauntless. And of course Divergent! But that was in Divergent… In this one she was destroyed… (what you can’t totally get after what she is being thought but she always forgets that she is not the only one with problems). But Four. He is amazing in this book! Tris made loads of stupid and irrational decisions, that could have cost her life and Four’s.
Tris and Tobias have this incredible chemistry that is impossible not to see. They belong together. But Tris always decides that only she exists… That she is the one that has to face all obstacles alone and to put her self at risk and for Four to act like a dog trying to protect her because she is stupid. But I do like them together, I just do like her irrationality and stupidity…
One of my favourite things about Insurgent was learning more about the different factions, Amity in particular was one we knew very little about from the first book… You get to see the positive side to each of the factions but you’ll also see all the flaws they have. We also learn more about the factionless and the divergent. It’s an incredible world!
Everything I loved about Divergent was multiplied in Insurgent! It has loads of the action and suspense. Loads of twists and it’s oh so awesome!!!! For sure I loved to re-read this book; it’s a lot different from divergent and still completely blows me away! I learned to love some characters and to really hate others that I wouldn’t expect I would, and I want to kill them as much as I did before!
What is your favorite character so far?