Insurgent is a 2012 science fiction young adult novel by American novelist Veronica Roth, the second book in the Divergent trilogy. As the sequel to the 2011 bestseller Divergent, it continues the story of Tris Prior and the dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago. Following the events of the previous novel, a war now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. While trying to save the people that she loves, Tris faces questions of grief, forgiveness, identity, loyalty, politics, and love.
The book was first published on May 1, 2012 by the HarperCollins imprints Katherine Tegen Books in the U.S. and HarperCollins Children’s Books in the U.K, a “Collector’s Edition” was published on October 30 in the United States. Insurgent received mostly positive reviews from critics, with reviewers praising Roth’s writing.
Yesterday I talked about my thoughts on Divergent (book 1) you can see them here. Like I said, I read this book over a year ago, so my review is a little bit of what I said back then, and a little bit of what I remember. This book starts where Divergent left off. Four and Tris are with a small group of defectors and they are trying to find out what is going on. The factions are in semi-chaos, with Erudite trying to be in control (stay in control?) with Dauntless as their army. The book gets to be an edge of your seat kind of deal, where the excitement of everything going on, really gets your heart racing. Tris is a great lead character. She is strong and kick-ass, but she seems real too. She trained to be that strong, so it’s not like some petite little girl just has super human strength or something, like I’ve seen in some books. I love Tris and Four’s relationship too. It also seems real, because it isn’t just super happy fun time in the midst of all of the chaos. They have their own shit going on also. There is so much action, and if you loved Divergent, this book will not disappoint.