Saturday, April 26, 2014

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

     (Divergent Trilogy Book 2)


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.


My Review

Insurgent continues the drama and excitement began in Divergent. In the midst of a war between the factions, loyalty is put into question as unexpected allies arise and friends turn into enemies. Tris finds herself put into a position where she must choose between pursuit of the truth and loyalty to those she cares for.

I enjoy the relationship between Tris and Tobias. It's complicated and uncertain, which it makes it interesting. As are all the relationships in the book. The characters continue to grow and change as they are faced with new horrors and heartaches.

Personally, I could have done without the science lesson on Tris' brain chemistry. Also, the reason behind Jeanine starting a war to hide what lies beyond the fence surrounding the city seems a little shaky to me. I can't say why without giving something away, but it didn't make a lot of sense to me.

All in all, this a highly enjoyable book full of emotion and pulse pounding action. An excellent continuation to the series.


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