The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
My Rating: 4/5
I had really insanely high expectations for this book. Apart from the ending, I would say that it met those expectations.
The only problem I had with this book, and the whole series in fact is the lack of world building. A lot was revealed in this book about the world outside Chicago but I still felt like it wasn't enough.
This book was split narrated with Tris and Tobias sharing the narration. Normally I would like this, but I didn't feel like their voices were strong enough as I had to keep checking whose point of view I was reading.
Whilst the ending was not something that I would have chosen, I do think that it was a very accurate portrayal of the world that they are living in and also in Tris's bravery.