Insurgent by Veronica Roth
In Insurgent, Tris struggles to deal with the consequences of the choices she made in Divergent.
Now, after the simulation and attack on Abnegation, Dauntless and Abnegation have been scattered. Abnegation members hide out in different factions, and the Dauntless traitors are with the Erudite. The Dauntless who were not allied with the Erudite hide out with the Amity, and then Candor. Tris and her friends must figure out what the Erudite are after and stop them from causing any more harm. What was the point of the attack on Abnegation? Why are the Erudite so interested in the Divergent? What will they do when they find them? And, what are they willing to do to get what they want?
This sequel to Roth’s stunning debut does not disappoint. Although I think I liked Divergent a bit more, Insurgent was equally gripping. You get to know Tris and her friends more as you explore their relationships and see them grow. It is also interesting to see how the fate of their city rests again in the hands of a bunch of youngsters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and read it in 2 days. I couldn’t put it down. Although, if you have read Divergent, you already know you absolutely have to read Insurgent. And if you haven’t read Divergent, you shouldn’t be reading this review because of the spoilers!
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.