Wednesday, 10 September 2014

"Insurgent" by Veronica Roth

Title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Collins

Book 2 of 'Divergent'


Fighting for survival in a shattered world… the truth is her only hope.

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.


Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter, and Marcus travel to Amity to meet with other Abnegation survivors to seek sanctuary. Whilst there, Erudite and Dauntless traitors turn up to search for any Abnegation survivors. As you ould expect, Tris et al do not go down without a fight, evade capture and head back into the city.

After a while they meet up with the Factionless and Four's mother. A plan is hatched to expose the data that the Erudite are keeping secret and the rest of the book is about the war that escalates from this.

For a full synopsis go visit Wikipedia.


Picking up from book one, the story flows straight into quite a lot of action. The love story takes a back seat as our lead character fights herself internally. I enjoyed this book as much as the first and look forward to the film being released. The plot actually is less predictable in the second book, than the first, so in some ways this was a better book and not so teenager'ish. I liked it.

Rating: 4/5

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