Monday, April 21, 2014

24. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent Series, a series set in a Dystopian world, where the human beings are categorised and segregated into factions, based on their dominant traits, with those failing to qualify in a faction, leading the life of factionless (not much different from our equivalent of homeless). And then, there are the divergent, individuals with multiple dominant traits, who are a closely guarded secret, a dangerous one, since they are immune to one of the critical tools used in the society, the simulations. The factions, all, serve different purposes and between themselves, manage to keep their little society functioning and self sufficient.

Like in any Utopia, things go wrong, the nature and extent of the wrongness is something the author seems to have reserved for the final installment. The second installment of the series, is not necessarily an improvement on the first. It also fails to significantly add to the storyline so far, since the series has only one more book to go, I am assuming all the action (relating to storyline, blind violence, there was plenty of in this one too) will be concentrated in Allegiant, the third and final installment of the series.

My review of Divergent, the first book of the series, can be found here.


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