Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books
Release date: May 1st 2012
Paperback, 525 pages.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Series: Divergent #2
Other books in series: Divergent.
Source: Received from publisher for review.
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.
Please note: This book is part of a series. There may be spoilers for previous book in the series in this review.
That feeling didn’t last long though, because the ending of Insurgent is an awesome action-packed montage of surprises, revelations and plot twists that will leave you wanting more already. The countdown to book 3 begins now!
ETA: So, a couple hours after I wrote this review Veronica Roth posted a very helpful recap of Divergent and its characters. The characters I had trouble remembering are mentioned here, so I suggest if you need a recap, that you read it - especially if its been a whole year since you read Divergent. :)