Author: Veronica Roth
Published: 1st May 2012
Hell has broken loose. The Dauntless have been taken over by the injection which the Eudrites have created and Tris and Four are on the run. I don't want to say anymore than that as someone reading this may not have read the first book and, you know, spoilers....
I have to say that I have been a bit slow on my reviews and this has been in draft for a looong time.
“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”
This book delves more into the character of Four and his past - I LOVE it. Four seeming much more vulnerable as we meet his past and how he interacts with his family, but is still the awesome boyfriend he can be for Tris. I enjoyed the fact that Divergent was all about Tris and then you start to read Insurgent and suddenly it has so much more about Four but still not unbalancing everything for the other characters. Tris and Four's relationship is a minor and it is largely build with action.
But it's not crammed in too much, it's nicely paced with an ongoing rhythm, just like Divergent. Roth has managed to keep my expectations high throughout this book and hasn't made it wobble.
Now as we wait for Book 3, the bar is even higher than the first and second, knowing what Veronica Roth can actually do.
Twists and turns and a cliffhanger, definitely need to read!