Read: May 2012
I rated it on Goodreads: 5 stars
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 was an amazing sequel. I loved how the relationship between Tris and Four progressed even when one of them did something the other didn’t like. We were lucky enough as a reader to start off with this book right where Divergent left off, not like some sequels that start off months or even a year after the end of the first book.
Tris’ character gets to go through a few more emotions this time than she did in the first book. She is dealing with the death of her parents, and the murder of a friend by her own hand. A lot for someone to take in, especially since she watched her parents die.
There were twist and turns and at times it was hard to even try to guess what was going to happen next.
Like many I am anxiously awaiting the third book.