Holy crow, Veronica Roth has blown my mind… again! My mind is still reeling!
Insurgent starts right where Divergent ends and immediately grabs you. I had a really hard time keeping myself from jumping ahead or skimming parts to find out something and then going back and reading it properly (I only did this twice, but still). I usually never want to do this… but I just had to KNOW; I couldn’t help myself. I nearly inhaled Insurgent but I made myself slow down and savor it (OK, expect for the 2 times)… because I knew that I’d have to wait a year for the last book, the conclusion to the trilogy.
What I loved about Insurgent is that you really get to know the different factions and how they think and work, including the factionless. The factions divide their society by personality traits, but in Insurgent they are in pieces… it was great seeing how characters from different factions worked together using their strengths. I really enjoyed seeing inside each faction’s headquarters, meeting their leaders, and understanding their views.
Tris and Four (I’m sticking with calling him Four) are such a fantastic literary couple! Their relationship is constantly tested, and yet they are loyal and steadfast. I was a little frustrated with the secrets they kept from each other at times (I’m all for open communication), but it made sense for their characters. Seriously, this diverse cast of characters is exceptional; each character has a purpose and they are all deliciously flawed with their own strengths and weaknesses.
Insurgent is fast paced, heart wrenching, action packed, and brilliantly executed. There are some seriously jaw-dropping moments, and plot/character twists that I never saw coming. There’s danger, betrayal, romance, secrets, more betrayal, and the factions are in utter chaos. Divergent fans will not be disappointed. This series is amazing!