Thursday, May 3, 2012

Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

Author: Veronica Roth
Year: 2012
Publisher:  Katherine Tegen Books

Insurgent begins mere moments after the end of Divergent and jumps right into the action. We get to see more of the different factions and the factionless which are a faction of their own. Insurgent is full of twists and turns and surprises (some I really couldn't believe). We also get a lot of Tris dealing with her actions at the end of Divergent, her parents' deaths and her relationship with Four. Tris also has to decide who she is and what she believes or if she's going to let other peoples beliefs and actions control her beliefs. 

I loved this book. It was fun, exciting, non-stop action and heartbreaking. Tris' grief at the loss of her parents and the treatment of her Abnegation were enough to break my heart but then throw in her struggles and arguments with Four and it was almost too much but really just perfect. I appreciated that Veronica Roth never had Tris and Four saying the relationship is over or I don't love you. Instead she showed their struggles to love each other and accept the other person with all their differences and suicidal actions. I did get a little bit worried about Four towards the end but he kept the faith. 

This is one of my favorite series out there and I definitely recommend it wholeheartedly.