Divergent. I had to know what would happen to the factions. I had to know everything, so I caved and bought myself the rest of the series.
Divergent impressed and intrigued me. I liked the characters of Tris and Four, and the concept of the factions made me curious. Insurgent helped to alleviate some of this curiosity. I got to learn more about the factions and the factionless. And, both Tris and Four continue to grow into their characters and their roles.
Divergent was a book that I could not finish fast enough. I devoured it over just a couple of days. However, Insurgent did not cause this devouring hunger. I took my time with it and I believe it was for a couple of reasons (beyond a busy schedule) ... (1) Tris began to get on my nerves. I understand that she had experienced a lot of bad stuff, but something was off to me. I just could not connect with her as I did in Divergent. (2) We spent a lot of time with the Dauntless adrenaline junkies in Divergent. In Insurgent, the faction is divided and we get to see the lives of the other slower-paced factions. I think the lack of constant action simply slowed down my own reading. Don't get me wrong ... there is still action, but it is different.
Overall, I enjoyed Insurgent, BUT it just does not compare to its predecessor. I do desire to read more, however, and I am immediately picking up the finale. After the bombshell of the ending, I HAVE to know how the story of Tris and Four ends.
Have you read Insurgent? What are your thoughts of this middle installment in the series?