Saturday, 26 July 2014

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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 by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
I actually enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to!

I felt really sorry for Tris in this story, it was obvious how badly she was affected by Will’s death, and clearly seemed to be suffering from PTSD. I did feel that some of her decisions and choices were maybe a little short-sighted, but her heart seemed to be in the right place.

The storyline in this was pretty good, although I am really glad that I re-read Divergent before reading this one! Parts of the storyline were quite complex, and I had to read a couple of things 3 times before really understanding what was going on!
There was a little bit of romance, although Tobias and Tris did fight a bit in this one.

The ending to this wasn’t exactly what I had been predicting, but it was close. It will be interesting to see what happens in the last book.
8 out of 10.

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