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Insurgent

Insurgent  - Veronica Roth First reaction: HOLY SHIT WHAT AN ENDING I'M JUST WHAT?

I started this book back in April, when I finished [b:Divergent|13335037|Divergent (Divergent, #1)|Veronica Roth|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328559506s/13335037.jpg|13155899], but I never finished it because of exams and whatnot. So I decided to pick it up again today. Even though it has been only a few weeks since I read in it, I had forgotten so much, so I had to trace back a few chapters and re-read some of the stuff that was going on. That was okay though, because I got to remember all the characters without being too confused as to what was happening.

Insurgent suffer from Second Book Syndrome - or Shitty Sequel Syndrome if you will. It's not shitty, it's not, but compared to Divergent, it's definitively not the best. The first half of the book was very slow, and I was bored several times, which is one of the reasons I left it alone for a while. However, it did pick up around halfway through, and it finished with a boom. The ending was really good, and I really did not see that coming. Well, sort of, but not quite. (I've read too much Game of Thrones, so I suspected grumpkins).

I was sort of annoyed at Tris and Four through the book. They both seemed to make unbelievable stupid choices in regards to their relationship. Yes, I know they are what 16 and 18? But even so, [i]communication is important in a relationship[/i]. Talk to each other you blind morons. It's not that hard: you open your mouth, say a few well-chosen words, then you wait as the other person does the same. Maybe a question gets asked, maybe not. It's up to you. So yes, that was a major issue I had with the book, Tris and Tobias not being able to communicate. Also Tris's death wish. Stop being so stupid.


The Divergent trilogy, will probably be one of my favourite series, even though this will never be a favourite book. I rarely like sequels as much as the first book, and this was no exception. I will read Allegiant though (and I have such high hopes, even though I've read the reviews).