Release Date: May 1, 2012
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.
I'm going to say something and I don't want you all to hate me. I didn't absolutely love Insurgent. It was really good, but now where comparable to Divergent.
I really liked Insurgent, and there will be plenty of raving later on in this review. But first I'm going to explain why I didn't love it. Insurgent lacked the addicting, can't-stop-reading, stay-up-until-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning-reading qualities that Divergent had. I have a few theories as to why I didn't like it as much as I should have. A) I wasn't in the right mood. I was in more of a guilty-pleasure, cheesy-romance kind of mood, and that wasn't this book. B) My expectations were just too high to ever be obtained. These were both factors as to why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would, neither actually having to do with the book itself.
And now onto the raving.
Insurgent starts off where Divergent left off. I was immediately sucked into this world again and happy to be in it. There were some definite twists in this book. There were quite a few times I was blown away. I Insurgent was an action-packed ride that didn't let go until the end.
After everything that happened, it's no surprise that Tris struggled. but after a lot, I think Tris found herself and was stronger than ever. I liked Tris because she's very complicated and real yet totally bad ass.
I really liked Insurgent, I really did. Just not as much as I though. But after all of that, not to mention a killer ending, I can't wait to read the third book.