Insurgent by Veronica Roth – Book Review


Insurgent brings the second installment of the Divergent trilogy. We return to the futuristic Chicago, where the factions’ differences are becoming apparent and a war is on the horizon.  Things have started to get harder for Tris Prior and her friends, so they decide to seek refuge in the Amity HQ, in fear of their lives as the Erudite leader Jeanine Mathews tries to hunt them down.  Being Divergent is now more dangerous than ever, so do Tris and Tobias have what it takes to bring down Erudite, and change the city for the better?

This book took me longer to read than Divergent, because it was slightly longer than the first novel.  First things first, in book one I was under the impression that being divergent meant that you belonged to a very exclusive group of people, and I was right, but when it came to the second book it seemed that most of the people Tris knew happened to be divergent. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, but if there had been less divergent people then maybe it would have felt like a more select group which would have been better and it would feel that Tris was more unique, however she did have an aptitude for three factions, which is still quite unusual.

There were loads of different and intriguing plot twists with characters betraying each other and lots of action; however I do think I prefer Divergent, because it seemed to have an easier, simpler plot and overall it was less confusing. The verdict: Insurgent was a good book, and it was a fitting second part to the trilogy, but I will just have to wait and see what Allegiant brings to make my final decision on the series!

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