SynopsisOne 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.
Read the first book´s review here.
There´s one thing I loved about Insurgent right away: it starts just after the point Divegent ended; it actually seems like the author didn´t even had the thought of creating a trilogy in the beggining, so smooth is the conection between the books. This is an awesome follow-up, so explosive throughout all the pages.
After Tris´s Initiation Ceremony, the world as she knew was never the same. The war was set. The factions got disestablished, and the reader gets into a frenetic pace reading. During a war, we´ve got to choose sides and to make choices - in less than a second - that will affect your life forever. Tris will suffer the loss of many of her friends through Insurgent. The heavy weight she and Tobias are carrying make things get complicated between them.
Insurgent means "rising in active revolt" or "a rebel or a revolutionary". I think it describes really well the purpose of the book: Tris and her friends are rebelling against the system which is tried to be set in this society that is falling apart. I see this book as a good opportunity for the reader to get insider of the faction-based world they live (lived) in, as we can experience how life is like in almost all of the factions headquarters. Every detail here is important for the upcoming book - Allegiant - as it brings answers for the whole mysterious puzzle, mostly after a big truth is revealed at the end of the book, leaving the reader even more anxious for the continuation.
I could say Roth doesn´t hesitate to kill off characters, change the game completely or to recreate the storyline at every turn - you´ve got to be ready for intense emotions.
I couldn´t be more satisfied with the DIvergent series; besides Veronica´s great ability to kill the people you most get attached to, it´s still worth it. The learning I get from a reading is the most important part for me and this series haven´t left me without it not even a moment.
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Quotes: " Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged."
"The truth has a way of changing a person´s plans."
"Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you."
"Insurgent. Noun. A person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent."
"People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them."
Depression after reading: 100%
Final Rating: 100%