Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Insurgent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading this book made the issues I’d had with Divergent make more sense. This starts right where Divergent finishes, and they can be seen as a single long story. The world makes a lot more sense when you get to the end of Insurgent, and there is more to be explained in Allegiant (I haven’t read it yet, so I cannot be sure whether or not things are explained). I’m not going to go into detail, because that would involve major spoilers.

I like Veronica Roth’s writing style. She keeps me wanting to keep on reading just to find out what is going to happen next. Stuff is trailed as a teaser and I want to crack on through the story to find out what happens next. I hadn’t intended to read both books back to back, or even all of them right away. I picked up Divergent to read a little of the first chapter to put it into priority order in my to read pile. I ended up finishing it a few days later. Same with Insurgent.

The writing style aside there’s a reason I haven’t given it five stars. Some of the world still doesn’t make sense to me, although now there are signs that this is deliberate and not sloppy world building. However until I read the end of Allegiant I’m not quite ready to give the benefit of the doubt or the fifth star.

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