Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Catherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)
Length: 525 pages
War looms as the factions squabble over their different ideologies. Tris and Four must choose sides, even as enemies loom at every turn, and as their friends keep dying with each new attack. Everyone is keeping secrets though, ones that threatened not just to tear Tris and Four apart, but their whole society. Through her grief and guilt, Tris must embrace her Divergence and decide who can be trusted and who should be killed.
People dying. Tris angsting. Factions factioning. In this much-anticipated sequel, Veronica Roth does it again. I was glued to this book- it was just the right amount of sequel from the first book and tease for the third book. We really get inside Tris’s head and see her guilt, grief, and confusion as she struggles to make sense of her own identity and Divergence, but also as she tries to figure out how to put society back together, and whether society is worth putting back together. Very much Harry Potter book 5 level angst.
You didn’t think it was possible for Tobias/Four to improve from Divergent. But HE DOES. He’s just as flawed as Tris, but when she gives up on life, he’s the one holding her together. There’s really no one word to describe how awesome he is, and he definitely makes the book that much better (especially when Tris is angsting).
And you may have seen on my review of Divergent, but even Lord Voldemort loves these books. Here’s the Dark Lord himself, interviewingVeronica Roth.
And if you're dying to know more about the next book, here's an ambiguous interview with V-Roth. Let the countdown begin!