:::WARNING::: THIS POST WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM THE FIRST BOOK OF THIS SERIES – DIVERGENT. PLEASE DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY READ THE FIRST BOOK. Unless you’re into that sort of thing. 😉 ::: If you would like to read my DIVERGENT review, please click here.
These books just keep getting better. I finished Insurgent in a matter of days. It was just that good. It starts exactly where Divergent left off, with Tris, Four, Caleb, Peter, and Marcus riding in the train to Amity Headquarters after stopping the simulation Jeanine – the leader of Erudite – was using to force the Dauntless to kill the Abnegation.
Once they get to Amity, they are put under a “trial” to see whether or not they can stay there. It is decided that they can under the condition that they do not cause any trouble. Of course that doesn’t last, but before they can leave, Amity is attacked by Jeanine’s forces who are trying to capture the Divergent. They escape safely, but are met with the Factionless right afterwards. The Factionless take them to their headquarters where they meet the Factionless leader and are informed of a plan to destroy information the Erudite have that could destroy their world. However, Tris learns from Marcus that the information will not only NOT destroy them but, in fact, could be their salvation. Of course it is difficult for her to go against Four – the love of her life – in order to side with his father, but she knows this information is what her parents died protecting and she will stay loyal to them til the end.
I repeat: THESE BOOKS JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER! It is so action packed, it’s crazy. There are fights around every corner – and not just between enemies – long kept secrets that come to light, and, of course, lots of death. Not to mention some actual laugh out loud funny scenes. It had me gripped to the very last page and now I’m just counting the seconds until I can get my hands on the third and final installment of this series. 😀