Author: Veronica Roth
Publication: May 1st, 2012
Source: Local Library
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary (from Goodreads):
I have to say that I enjoyed Divergent a lot more than I enjoyed Insurgent. In saying that Insurgent is still an amazing, beautifully written book. I enjoyed learning more about Tris' faction world.
In Divergent the characters were woven into the novel in a way that helped me keep track of the characters names. I found myself getting confused on which character Tris was talking to in Insurgent. Veronica Roth's writing is still absolutely beautiful although it was a little confusing in Insurgent. I also found Insurgent a little hard to get into Insurgent because the beginning was a little bit slow. I was looking for a book that was actioned packed. Eventually the book picked up and I became very engrossed in this wonderful story. Then I came to a point where the novel was so good that I didn't want to put the book down. There was an intense scene later in the novel that really got me into the novel.
Tris and Four's relationship continues to be interesting and intense in Insurgent. I continue to be interested in their relationship. Jeanie is a character, I can't say I liked her as a character, but I definitely loved the action she brought to the story. We also got to learn more about Marcus and Four's mom Evelyn. Tris' brother Caleb also was a significant character in this novel. I also loved how all of the factions were incorporated into Insurgent. I read Insurgent in a remarkably fast amount of time thanks to being on Thanksgiving break. I basically read my whole entire break and couldn't put the book down.
Although I still enjoyed Divergent more. I really did enjoy Insurgent. Towards the middle of the book I couldn't wait to find out the ending and what choice Tris would make that would ultimately break or save the faction society. The ending of the novel was quite a cliff hanger although not as big of a cliff hanger as I expected. Insurgent is one of those novels I think I would pick so much more up if I read the novel a second time. I hopefully will reread it in the future. I hope to get my hands on a copy of Allegiant soon.