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- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date: 5/1/2012
- Pages: 544
- Source: Own/Purchased
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.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
This is the way sequels should be!! It jumps back in where Divergent ended. I really don't know how to go about this review because honestly I don't know what to say. There is so much I want to say, but can't. I want to just gush about this book. Did I love this as much as I loved Divergent? No, I didn't. Did I still absolutely love it? Definitely!! The pacing in this one is done very well. I loved that we get a lot of great action and then it slows back down to let you catch your breath and think about the things that just happened.
I really like Tris, but in this one she kind of bothered me with some of her stupidity. I know she is just trying to do what she thinks she should, but she does some dumb things. She really does start to find herself and I guess she has to do some stupid things in order to get to that point. Then there is Four. (I can't make myself call him Tobias.) I know that there is a lot going on and some major personal things with him, but I really think he was kind of a jerk at some times when it wasn't necessary. I suppose when there is a war of factions looming your thoughts may not be where they should be though, so I can excuse their behavior. By the end I totally loved them again.
The ending I know came as a shock to a lot of people, but honestly, I kind of expected something like that. Not specifically that, but some variation of it. I wish it could have taken me by surprise, but it really didn't. It was an excellent set up for the next book though and has me absolutely dying to know what will happen now. Overall this book was a great follow up to Divergent. I liked to see Tris trying to find herself while really she was losing herself. If that makes any sense. I also liked getting to know more about Four and his background. It was great to get to know about the other factions headquarters too. I am not really doing this review any justice I don't think, so I am just going to stop. I don't really want to say anything about the book, because you just need to read it and experience it yourself. I really loved this book. Maybe not as much as most people, but it was fantastic and I will be highly anticipating the next book. 5 out of 5 stars.