While Insurgent isn’t as instantly readable as Divergent, it won’t take long before readers will be sucked into the story. The dangers and the stigma of being a Divergent are still relevant in this book as the Erudite attempt to kill them, and other Dauntless members ostracize them as the cause of violence and social disturbance. The action never stops as Tris and Tobias move around the city constantly, battling their many enemies and searching for answers. While many of their challenges are external, they also face many struggles between themselves: they aren’t always honest with each other, and they have trust issues. Nonetheless, they fight to stay together in the middle of a city that is being torn apart. Roth further explores the concept of fearscapes and mind control, which is fascinating and provides some interesting twists and insight into the characters. The book’s nonstop action culminates in a surprising revelation that will completely change how you perceive Roth’s world and compound the suspense for the final book in this breathtaking trilogy.
Cover Comments: I like the storminess of the cover and the green color--it fits the uncertainty of the alliances between the factions and their futures well! Very cool!
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