Well, I didn't really know what to expect with this second instalment. Divergent took a little while to warm on me but by the time I got to the end I could see so much potential for future books but also many potential pitfalls.
I would like to say that there was nothing that annoyed me about this book, but that's not true. There are elements to Tris's character that really rub me up the wrong way, namely her temper and her mistrust of the person she supposedly loves. But, I have to admit that I'm glad she isn't a perfect character.
I didn't notice the clunky writing I found in the first book. That's not to say it wasn't there, I was just more invested in the story and the characters so it wasn't as important to me.
A lot of the questions I had for this book were answered (at least partially) which was a good thing. And also a lot of the themes I enjoyed in the previous book were explored even deeper in this one. I loved watching good character, good people, turn around and do despicable things, some motivated by grief, others by mob mentality - all of them thinking that they are doing the 'right' thing, the 'moral' thing. It really gets you thinking, and I love that in a book.
I have a feeling the third instalment is going to be even better. Fingers crossed.