I was disappointed by this sequel to my beloved Divergent. While I know that a series needs to progress, I loved Tris' initiation and learning about the Dauntless, as well as her growing love story with Tobias from the first novel. Insurgent picks up immediately and plunges the reader into a building war between the factions, full of intrigue and miscommunication. Since there are so many reviews which praise this book, please allow me to complain a little:
- I know they are teenagers, but I wish that Tris and Tobias could just sit still and discuss their issues. Neither listens to the other and they are frequently dishonest, which is frustrating.
- Nobody is interested in hearing about other people's dreams. Unfortunately, that is what the simulations boil down to, so I wish there weren't as many of them.
- People keep saying that the end was such a big reveal, but it didn't really phase me.
I still want to know how the series wraps up, but not as urgently as I was looking forward to this one. It's worth reading, but doesn't compare to the wonder of Divergent.