Read my review of Divergent, the first book in the series.
“I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.”
Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.
Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever! because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.
I really enjoyed Divergent last year (although it didn’t quite reach the top echelons) so it was with a lot of anticipation, that I waited for its sequel Insurgent, to drop though my letterbox. Of course almost the minute it did. Real Life™ hit, and I’ve really struggled to eke out the time to read it.
So, it’s taken me most of the week. But, let me get this out right now. If I’d had the time, I would have read this straight though, because my god, it’s good!
Veronica Roth, has done that special thing and written a sequel that surpasses the first book. The characters, don’t miraculously recover from the events of the first book. Everything that happened to them in Divergent continues to haunt and drive them in Insurgent. Tris in particular has a lot to sort out, but Ms Roth doesn’t give her much opportunity to do so, before she starts to throw more smelly stuff at her!
The plot continues to expand on first book. If you think you know what’s going on, think again!. There are twists and shocking revelations, layered on more twists and shocking revelations, with a liberal sprinkling of secrets on top, just to keep things interesting!
You’ll just be getting your head around one shocking revelation, when Tris or Four find themselves in yet another sticky situation, and you’ll be wondering how the hell they’ll get out of it this time.
Despite the relentless twists and turns it’s not a brainless roller-coaster ride. Veronica Roth keeps a tight rein on her story (and by this I mean both Insurgent and the series as a whole). Things happen for a reason, other than to just make your jaw-drop (and drop your jaw will…) everything that happens in the book, and not just the rather large cliff-hanger at the end, that will have you clamouring for book three!
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Buy: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
My copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.