Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Author: Veronica Roth
Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Let's get this over with. To be honest, I did not get the "thrill" while reading this book. Forgive me, but that's just me. Anyway, the book started where Divergent exactly stopped, which is probably the best part because there were no repetitions at all. Heck, the book was fast paced and full of action (I couldn't keep up with the pace) and the cliffhanger will make you rip your hair off from your head.
Character improvement! Yipee! Tris annoyed me all the way to the end, but her character made it seem like she was almost real. Also, you wouldn't see the betrayals, love lost and alliances coming. You'll end up liking the characters you used to hate and hating the ones you loved.
Ahh, ze plot. I would give it two thumbs up (Ms. Roth is a natural). Her writing style made it seem like it everything was real. It was carefully crafted and it answered the questions you were thinking of like "Why were the factions created?" and "Why is Jeanine desperate to get rid of the Divergent?." There were "mini climaxes" throughout the book and the "real" climax at the near end will make your armpits sweat. Also, the book ended exactly where it should end where it it make readers anticipate for the final book.
To conclude, I think Insurgent was the best sequel Divergent could have ever had. Although, I would have a year to think about reading the final book of a trilogy I didn't even set my heart on.