my rating: 5/5 stars
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.
"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
My Review: WOW. Holy scheisse.... No words.
Insurgent was a much anticipated sequel to the beloved and adored Divergent, so I had very high expectations for this book! I read this very spaced out (due to the fact that I left my copy at my cottage!) so it was a bit awkward for me to jump right back into the story once I got my copy back. I also felt that the beginning half of this book was not that exciting :/. I didn't have that strong desire to keep reading and find out what was going to happen next. That being said though, the second half was SO GOOD. The moment I picked the book up again I just. could. not. put. it. down. Tris gets herself into some pretty crazy situations and all I was thinking was "how is she going to get herself out of this!?" I wouldn't say I loved this as much as Divergent, but it was still amazing and left me wanting more!
In this book, Tris and Tobias's relationship is wavering, and is tested multiple times in this novel. The one thing that bugged me about this book is
all the lies Tris told Four! I mean, it was ridiculous how much she decieved him. First it was the Will thing, then, then the "don't turn yourself into Jeanine because I love you", THEN the "oh. By the way I'm working with your dad, yeah that guy who you absolutely loathe and don't trust." I was getting so mad at Tris, and quite frankly I'm surprised Tobias didn't come down on her harder about it. So yeah, that all really bugged me,but the rest of the story made up for that minor problem :) My love for Uriah and Christina grew because of this novel, but also a couple of other surprising character who I won't say because I don't want to give anything away :)
Anywho, I simply CANNOT wait until the third book come out. It's honestly torture, especially after that ending! Good lord, I near passed out from all the excitement because of it! 2013 cant come any sooner!