Fighting for survival in a shattered world… the truth is her only hope.
The thrillingly dark sequel to No. 1 New York Times bestseller, DIVERGENT.
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.
Praise for the DIVERGENT series by Veronica Roth:
“The next big thing.” (Rolling Stone)
“If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for DIVERGENT! Trust us on this—this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you’re gonna be one lonely soul.” (PerezHilton.com )
“A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely
“DIVERGENT is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future.” James Dashner, author of ‘The Maze Runner’
“Well-written and brilliantly executed, DIVERGENT is a heart-pounding debut that cannot be missed. Tris stands out in her action-packed, thrilling, and emotionally honest journey to determine who she wants to be in a society that demands she conform. It’s dystopian fiction at its best!” Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of PARANORMALCY
“A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away” – Publishers Weekly
“Divergent holds its own in the [dystopian] genre, with brisk pacing, lavish flights of imagination and writing that occasionally startles with fine detail.” – New York Times
“ A masterpiece of epic proportions and an outstanding debut novel.” – Narratively Speaking Blog
“Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seats as this heart-pounding thriller hypnotises you until the very last page.” – Fantasticbookreviews.com
About the author
Veronica Roth is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant – the Divergent trilogy. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at Twitter, Tumblr, her blog, and her website.
Roth knows how to write. So even though this second book of the trilogy that began with Divergent feels like a necessary bridge between the haunting story she created in book one and the hinted-at chaos of book three, readers will be quick to forgive. Tris, reeling from the loss of her parents and guilt-ridden over having shot her best friend, must escape the Erudite faction's horrific takeover by fleeing first to Amity and then Candor. Reluctantly, she joins forces with the "factionless" to defeat Erudite. As stubborn and self-destructive as ever, Tris butts heads with Tobias and tests everyone's (perhaps even readers') patience. Roth keeps every chapter action-packed, moving Tris tantalizingly close to learning the secret her parents were fighting to unleash. The author has a subtle way of pulling readers into a scene ("The outside air.... smells green, the way a leaf does when you tear it in half"), and the novel's love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book. Ages 14 up.
I am in love with this series, please buy this u won't regret it ever, even at the end of the last book Allegiant.
A great ending!
After reading Divergent about four months ago, I had completely forgotten what was happening and so it took a while for me to understand what Tris was trying to do. After a while I finally understood and things started to piece together. The ending was a shock and it left me needing to know more, a perfect ending to the book. It was nice to learn more about the different factions and how they played a part in the world. I definitely enjoyed it!
Insurgent wasn’t the book I expected it to be and I would have preferred something a little more act
Thanks to the wonderful new cover releases a few month’s ago I was able to get hold of review copies of the Divergent trilogy which I missed first time round and have had on my list to read for quite a while. I reviewed Divergent the first in the series a few weeks ago and have now read Insurgent the second book.
There are a few different formula’s for writing a trilogy and I was keen to find out how this trilogy was going to be formulated and developed. Divergent was action-packed and set the scene for a thrilling coaster ride of a journey. Starting Insurgent it became apparent that the coaster ride had slowed significantly and that this book was going to be more of a fact-finding mission.
Insurgent whilst having some of the action I really enjoyed from Divergent was far more about familiarising us as readers with the factions we hadn’t met already, with helping us get to know characters especially those characters who don’t play an integral part in the story, and to fill in gaps in knowledge about the world we are in and to provide information.
This is a slower read, there is a lot of movement between factions which at time gets a bit confusing and I had to flick back a few times to remind myself where Flis was as she flitted between factions and groups of factions plotting and planning.
Insurgent is less about physicality and more about intelligence, it’s about making sure we go into the final book Allegiant fully understanding how this world works and who all the players are (at least I’m assuming that’s the case having not yet started reading Allegiant).
I found the relationship between Tris and Four/Tobias got really tiresome during Insurgent, it was probably quite accurate of a relationship of a 16 and 18 year old with the secrets and snarky comments but when they are both so grown up and well grounded in so many other ways it didn’t make sense to be so childish in this respect.
Insurgent wasn’t the book I expected it to be and I would have preferred something a little more action packed and exciting, but it has been a good set up for the final book in the trilogy which I hope will be a corker!
A huge thanks to Veronica Roth and Harper Collins Children’s for the ARC via NetGalley to provide an honest review of this novel.