My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): 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 Summary: After the battle that ended the lives of so many, Tris and her companions do the only thing they can: flee to Amity headquarters, where they can claim refuge from the Erudite and the Dauntless traitors. But Amity is not all that it seems, and Tris and Tobias soon realize that their only option is to leave - that or give themselves up to the Erudite.
My Thoughts: Honestly, it was hard to form coherent thoughts after finishing this one. It really was. So I gave it a couple of days, and guess what? It's still pretty tough to describe how I felt about it. But I know one thing for sure: this novel was amazing.
I was worried that I wouldn't like Insurgent as much as its predecessor, I really did. You know how the second book in a trilogy is nobodies favourite? (You totally do, don't pretend you don't). I didn't want that for this series, and I am so glad that didn't happen. The writing was flawless and flowed beautifully, and the depth of the characters surprised me - I never thought a written character could have as many layers as Tris and Tobias showed in this installment.
And OMG, that ending! I totally wasn't expecting that. Not one bit.
Final Thoughts: This series is one of the best I've had the pleasure to read in a long, long time. Do yourselves a favour and pick up the books (that is, if you haven't already!).