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Author:  Veronica Roth

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.

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Dec 17,2016

Within the first half of the book I read at a moderate pace but I kept thinking, "The first book is soo much better than this." But in the last third of the book it really picked up and got soo intense and full of information and action that I could not possibly put it down. It lingered on my mind all day when I read in the morning and kept me awake way past midnight. I cant wait to read the next one!

Jul 23,2016

The second book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth is in my opinion is better than the first book now don't get me wrong the first book is good but i preferred the second book.

Now this book is excellent and i preferred this book to the because it has a better ending then the first book (i dislike the ending of the first book a lot) there not training to become members of the dauntless and i think the plot is better


Mar 14,2015

Awesome book. All I'm gonna' say is, you haven't lived until you have read this. Can't wait for the movie!

Jun 06,2014
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Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter, and Marcus travel to Amity, where the surviving Abnegation are.  Amity states that all factions may come and stay if there is always peace. Tris and Tobias travel to Candor headquarters, upon where they are arrested and subjected to truth serum, where Tris fights off the serum but reveals that she killed Will, but is pleaded no-guilty. Eric and some Dauntless traitors come and knock everyone out but all the divergents are still concious but most are pretending to be un-concious. Tris and Tobias get caught and are brought back to Dauntless headquarters where they will be tested for why they resist the serums. After testing, Tris is sentenced to death by serum, but Peter rigged the serum so it is just a paralizing died the same colour as the death serum. He also triggers the heart rate monitor so it says she is dead too. Tris, Peter and Tobias all escape back to Amity headquarters while they plan to attack Erudite and get the data Tris's parents died for. Evelyn announces that their will be a new faction system with the factionless in control.

I really enjoyed this book and I couldn't put it down.

May 17,2014

Insurgent is the sequel to the novel Divergent,written by Veronica Roth. Veronica is a novelist and short story writer. The divergent series is what she is most well known for. Which has now been made into a feature film. Insurgent comes under the genres science fiction,young adult literature and romance. If you like these types of books I recommend you start reading Insurgent.

Beatrice Prior is now dealing with the devastating consequences as a war is beginning to build rapidly. She is plunged in guilt about killing one of her friend’s in the previous book. Beatrice has to find things to turn to during these difficult times. Alliances are made between groups,deals and plans are shared to one another. It’s a battle between the factions now,and a secret that Beatrice badly wants people to know that can dangerously leave their society in ruins.

Insurgent finally gives a glimpse to the reasons why things are the way the are,and why they are like this in the first place. We are constantly facing decisions just like Beatrice. It’s a great book that has many themes readers can relate to in there everyday lives. I have to say that Insurgent is my favourite book in the series because it uncovers a lot of the truth about everything. You begin to understand so much more. Also the relationships between friends and family gets very interesting as the truth comes out between all of them. There was not one part in the book were I felt like I didn’t want to read it. There was always something exciting and new around the corner.

Mar 21,2014


I read Divergent and Insurgent in under 24 hours. I'm mid way through Allegiant and I just can't handle the feels. Excuse the inevitable incoherance.

Insurgent is still just as action packed as Divergent, but the character development and emotional depth throughout is unbelievably written, emotional depth more so, for how else would character development work? So, seeing as I loved Divergent for its ability to allow me to read into character emotions, it seems only fit that I'd love Insurgent, a book interwoven with character growth and emotional depth. The growth both for and in-between Tris and Tobias is incredible to be able to read. This is possibly the best I've read in terms of development. Points for Veronica Roth. 

The part I love most about this book is that it doesn't just stick to going through the same friendships that we experienced within the first book. Roth delves into each of her characters and not only exposes them, but dissects the relationships and friendships each as with another. We go through Tris and Tobias, Tris and each of her families, Tris and Christina, even Tobias and Marcus, and Tobias and Caleb, surprisingly. A welcome change to the action in the book.

I was away when I read both Divergent and Insurgent, so it was only natural for people to ask about the books I was reading. My favourite answer to "You're reading that fast, what makes it so good?" is "someone gets a punch in the face every five pages". Or a kick to the gut, a knife to the shoulder, a bullet through the thigh. Count it out. Five pages.

Sam :)


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