Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth (2012)
YA Fiction | Dystopian
“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.” -Goodreads
pooled ink Review:
Yes yes yes! An excellent sequel to Divergent for certain! This book definitely does not suffer from what I call ‘Middle Book Syndrome.’ (I mean if I have to complain about something then I admit Tris acts a bit irritatingly crazy for a good portion of the book but otherwise…). The action continues to crash forwards as consequences and choices tumble towards them. The characters continue their development as does the storyline leaving nothing to stagnate. Everything grows, evolves, develops until this world Tris has lived in is on the verge of exploding. They fought one battle but there are many more in this book and plenty more to come. Fear not, the momentum of Divergent has far from petered out in its sequel and I can only hope that the trilogy will come to an epic conclusion. Honestly I can’t even begin to fully hypothesize what that conclusion may be but I do know that this book was excellent and I can’t wait for more.
P.S. I was an extra in the film version of Insurgent – spot me if you can but you’ll have to guess which faction I was in first!
Originally rated on Goodreads on May 30, 2012