Author: Veronica Roth
Format: Hardback, Collector's Edition, 525 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Finished reading on June 8th 2014
After the chaos, Tris anad Tobias go to Amity compound. They are trying to figure out what’s happening. While then, the Erudite is still trying to hunt them and the other Divergent. Tris knows they need plan to bring the Erudite down and they need saver place to survive. They go from one faction to another. There are still secrets to be discovered. Secrets that made the Abnegation leaders sacrificed themselves, including Tris’ parents. But first they need to know, who is friend and who’s not.
I don’t know how I feel about this one. I loved Divergent so much but after the movie, while I was reading Insurgent, all I thought as the character was Shai. Usually I capture myself as the main character and even Insurgent has first POV which is Tris, but I couldn’t connect with her character.
It wasn’t as thrilling as Divergent. In Divergent everything seemed new, and I was so excited to figure out what happens next. It’s not about the pace like Divergent is faster and Insurgent is slower, but there’s something in Insurgent that’s not that exciting. Something lost but I don’t know what.
Four wasn’t that amazing anymore. The relationship between Tris and Tobias was too tensed. I didn’t feel their emotions while reading. Maybe I just missed Tris’ friends so much. Yeah, I think everything was too tensed that I couldn’t find myself in that moment.
There were some twists but only one that surprised me. Maybe I got too many spoilers, maybe it was not surprising anymore. I do really think it needs to calm down a little to at least have fun in the book.
But the funny thing was, even if I didn’t really enjoy the story as much as Divergent, I still found myself continue reading no matter what. And the book got better around 150 pages before it ended. Other things that’s more exciting other than preparing for another attack and so.
And the one that saved this book from having 3.5 rating was, Free Four. I could enjoy the story from Tobias’ POV which’s very exciting and felt like everything started again from the beginning. I just wish it has more pages *sighs*.
In the end it was a really fun read even in this post there seem more bad things than good one but I still enjoyed it so much. Veronica Roth’s writing was still beautiful and enjoyable. And the ending…just…I need Allegiant very soon!!
+) People, please do NOT spoil. A friend of mine spoiled Allegiant before I even read Divergent and I thought it was fine. But now that Insurgent wasn’t super good, I just found that spoiler might be the cause too. And even if I say (a lot) that I love to spoil myself, that doesn’t mean I want others to spoil for me. If I think I want to know the ending before reading it, I will do it myself. I don’t need other people to spoil it for me. It sounds rude duh, but don’t you think spoiling is rude too? It’s a warning purdy-purdy people.