We join Tris still on the train heading to the city limits with a Tobias at her side. Once outside the fence they seek refuge with the Amity faction. It is clear from the start that things are not going to be simple, and the only way they are going to live in peace is to go back into the city and deal with the chaos.
Another group now come into play, the fractionless and they are not as destitute as they want others to believe. They not only have places to hide and food to eat, but they are organised, waiting for the right moment to make their move. With the other factions in disarray they see their chance, though only with the help of Tobias much to the dismay of Tris, whose internal warning system is screaming at the top of its voice.
Now we are thrown into a constant battle, unsure as to what it right or wrong. Putting people at risk and pushing others to the very limit. Can Tris and Tobias come out of this unscathed? If they survive, can their relationship?
Again when I started reading this it took me at least one chapter to get use to the style of writing. Sentences are clipped, short and to the point. In no time at all I became lost in the story. I needed to know if Tris would overcome even more pain and loss than last time. It started a little slow but once the action began it barely gave me time to breathe. The relationship between Tris and Tobias is never black and white, which I always like to see. There are new friends and enemies and it got a ‘nooo’ out loud, from me when Tris was in mortal peril, which doesn’t happen often.
I read the book in one sitting and couldn’t wait for the third instalment so downloaded it the moment I finished Insurgent. Once you get passed the writing style, it is easy to fall in love with this YA dystopian story. It incorporates the much adored fight for survival, love and has no qualms in piling on the loss.