Thursday, May 24, 2012

Insurgent Review

525 pages

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.

This book was exceptionally better than the first novel and even more amazing I thought it would be! Just when you think you've figured things out, the story throws you for another loop that completely blows your mind. Tris is back as the incredibly brave and intelligent heroine of this novel after surviving the attack on her faction. Even though Tris embodies strength she still has a lot to work through after losing most of her family and friends. In this novel we see Tris working through her problems while trying to save the city from the control of the Erudite. I loved the direction that Tobias and Tris' relationship took in this story. I also love that their relationship doesn't overshadow the action and danger of the story. A lot of characters return from the first novel and it is interesting to see new sides to them emerge. There is a lot of fighting and harrowing scenes that suck you into the story and don't let you out until it is over. I definitely recommend this novel if you love dystopian fiction and have also read the first novel, Divergent.


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