Insurgent (Divergent, Book #2) – Roth, Veronica

7.5/10

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Synopsis

One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. Tris Prior’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration; instead it ended with unspeakable horrors. Now unrest surges in the factions around her as conflict between their ideologies grows.

In times of war sides must be chosen and secrets will emerge. Tris has already paid a terrible price for survival and is wracked by haunting guilt. But radical new discoveries and shifting relationships mean that she must fully embrace her Divergence – even though she stands to lose everything…

Overview *Contains Spoilers*

Okay, so after I watched Insurgent in the cinema last year, I sort of forgot how different the book was to the movie. And to be honest, prepare to be shocked, I actually preferred the movie. I just feel that the story is more compact in the film, rather than in this book where the action felt very drawn out and confusing to follow even though I’ve read it before. Tris really irritated me in this book because she came across as a whiny teenager rather than the ‘badass’ character which I described her in the previous book’s review. I agree with a lot of what Tobias says to her regarding pulling herself together. Sure, she went through a lot in the previous book, but the whole point of being Dauntless is she’s meant to be brave and get through tough experiences, not moan about them for the entire of the next 500 + pages.

I would still recommend this book, even though it is nowhere near as good as Divergent; I would recommend reading this book after you’ve watched the film if you haven’t already, because it is likely to make more sense, in terms of the sequence of events.

If you enjoyed this book, make sure to read my reviews of the first and last books in the series:

Divergent

Allegiant

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