Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The first thing I realized was that I couldn't remember who many of the people were. And then I just kept being introduced to more. Trying to keep all the characters straight was a lot like this:
But I did remember Tris, and I liked her a lot better this time around. I thought she was kind of a jerk in Divergent, and she admits that in Insurgent. She's pretty angsty and feeling guilty about everything that happened at the end of Divergent, so she spends a lot of the book attempting to uphold the family honor, much like this:
Unfortunately she makes a lot of stupid decisions and ends up more like this:
people even make fun of her nose
Four is not exactly nice in this one either. (He has an especially low point involving his dad) But I liked him better as well. He and Tris have a fair amount of relationship drama, involving her telling lies and him being controlling. But it felt realistic for two characters who trusted themselves more than anyone else.
I couldn't find a good clip for Four, so here's the Insurgent book trailer:
One of the best parts of the book was that I couldn't tell who to trust. You get to see all the different factions, and none of them are exactly good. You even get to see the factionless! My favorite new characters was the lady who leads them. In my mind, she looked like this:
But who is she really herding?
The characters (I could remember) were the best part of the book for me, as the plot alternates between kissing, fighting, relationship drama, and a bunch of this:
I think the ending was supposed to have this effect:
But it was more like this:
Overall, Insurgent was less violent, more angsty, but more enjoyable than Divergent.