Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

ISBN: 9780007442928
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 525

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent trilogy.

One 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.

Although I really liked reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth, it just didn't measure up to the same standard as Divergent. The majority of this book was quite solemn, it focussed more on the political positions of those within each faction, and the repercussions of their choices, than the previous book, and as a result it was quite a bit darker. I enjoyed reading about Divergence as it became more prominent, and impacted on the stability of the factions. I also liked reading about the other Divergent and how they dealt with being Divergent compared to how Tris did. I'm not very keen on either of the covers for Insurgent, but out of the two I prefer the purple cover, (which is the cover on the edition I read), as I feel it represents the story within slightly better than the other one.

Available at Amazon.co.uk.

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