Insurgent by 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."- summary from Amazon
Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this book and I'll keep this as spoiler-free as possible. I still love Roth's world-building and throughout this story, we see so many different factions living their lives and interacting with each other. It was really interesting.
There's some wonderful twists and turns, including a HUGE one right at the end, so I'm warning you all now that it's a huge cliffhanger. Tris and Four's relationship is still as awesome and rocky as ever. Roth does a great job too weaving the romance with the action and there's a good, equal amount of each. It's just handled really well and even though the book is over 500 pages, it doesn't feel like it (except when you're holding it); I seriously flew through this book and was surprised at how much I'd read in one sitting and would usually end reading more than I had planned.
Simply put, an amazing sequel and I cannot wait for the conclusion next year, though I do wish it was next month instead! It's such a great dystopian series and I urge you all to check it out.
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FTC: Received ARC from publisher (and I am eternally grateful to them!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.
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