Series: Divergent #2
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on May 1st, 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Source: bought in-store, won
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.
When we left off in Divergent, Tris was escaping the power hungry clutches of the Erudite faction. Together with Tobias, Marcus, Caleb and Susan they seek solace in the headquarters of Amity. I very much enjoyed the look behind the different factions and what their main purpose was. I’m sure that most people will like that part as well. There’s a lot of information that is held within the books and I couldn’t help. It applaud Veronica Roth for adding more to this dystopian society that has me gripped.
Tris breaks alliances, forges new ones, makes new friends and most of all keeps true to herself. There is a lot of teen angst in this one and I really tried not to kick Four in the head. He seemed so douchy! But I guess their relationship is strained just because of their curren situation. A war is brewing and I’m hoping that the rebel forces will ultimately attack and take them down. Tris keeps getting nightmares about killing Will and I couldn’t help but shudder every time she did.
Oh and that ending. Seriously! I wanted to know more. Cliffhanger endings seem to be trending in YA novels and I can’t help but love it. I enjoyed Insurgent better than Divergent but I’m also hoping the last and final book in this trilogy will blow us away.