Insurgent: 4 out of 5 stars

Divergent series book 2

So many revelations in this one!

As far as sequels go, this was spot on. Roth has crafted this cataclysmic world that continues to deliver action and heart.


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.


Once again we find Tris, Four and their team of misfits fighting against the system and trying to survive the wicked clutches of Jeanine Matthews.

We see a different side of Tris in this book after the death of her parents and after she had the unfortunate experience of having to shoot Will. Almost defeated, she acts recklessly for the most of the book and has resigned to the idea that her actions have no consequences. As such she puts the team in precarious situations that threaten the safety of Four, her brother and her friends. Most of this occurs because with Jeanine and the band of Dauntless warriors hunting them, there is little time left for her to grieve the loss of her loved ones.

We really got to delve into some of the other factions in this book which was really interesting but what I enjoyed most was finding out more about the factionless – who turn out to be made up of mostly Divergent’s – and the big revelation surrounding Four.

The sudden change in Peter, who is still one of my favourite characters even though he is heinous, was a little hard for me to swallow initially but as a survivor, his transition from an enemy to an ally made sense to me by the end.


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