Divergent #2 Oprøreren
Series: Divergent #2
Author: Veronica Roth
Published in English: 2012
Dansk titel: Oprøreren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2013
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Dystopian, Romance & YA
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Insurgent picks up right after Divergent ended. So do yourself a favor and reread the first one if it’s been a while since you’ve read the first. If you’ve just finished the first, you’re in luck since there’s no recap whatsoever. I liked the first book so much I instantly reached out to grab this and continued in one go and it works so bloody well.
I felt a huge change in the characters; Tris and Four were complete strangers to me. I didn’t feel Tris’ kick ass personality and Four turned into an asshole. The other characters you ask. Well, yeah they were there as a filler.
The main plot of the entire book was about their romance. How much they love each other, but at the same time Tris is all up in her head about Four and if she can trust him. We spend many chapters with Tris’ monologues and it becomes boring at the end.
Things happen in the book which I find confusing and frankly, out of character. Many things seemed out of order; even the feel of the book was different, almost as if it was a different author whom wrote half the book.
Divergent had its flaws of course when it came to world building, but I was so entertained that I didn’t mind so much, and also, I thought we would get some more answers in this one, however, it just didn’t happen. I’m disappointed with this read. Not only is the beginning slow and the action packed middle part is, frankly, not that interesting and then we have the ending. I didn’t get the big revelation I had hoped would change my opinion. In addition, it wasn’t anything you couldn’t have guessed on your own.