Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: YA Dystopic
Review Rating: 4/4
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.
Veronica Roth has done it again!
Sequels are always a little iffy, sometimes good, most times horrible. But Roth has delivered on a sequel that keeps up with the first novel! We start immediately where we left off in Divergent, with Tris and Four running from the destruction of the Abnegation Faction. We don't really miss a beat, diving into the meat and bones of the story. One thing Tris tries to deal with, and fails most of the time, is the emotional ramiffications of what she did at the end of Divergent. We see this influence her decisions throughout the whole novel, including distancing herself from her support system of friends and family.
There were some serious twists and turns in this novel, ones I totally didn't see coming. In this novel, we find out what it truly means to be divergent. A major surprise ending that I don't think anyone will be able to guess. Our wonderful, sexy, and mysterious Four gets a little more of a back story in this novel, as we get to see cracks in the mask he constantly wears. Tris and Four still have a nice and strong connections, but it is definitely tried through the whole novel. However, there isn't as much romance in this novel as was in the first. There just wasn't any time for Tris and Four to be making out while on the run from the evil Erudite faction!!
The cliffhanger ending to Insurgent will drop your jaw and leave you breathless. Amazing novel and a must read for fans of the dystopic!!!