Monday, November 4, 2013

Allegiant Review

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Allegiant (Divergent #3)
By Veronica Roth
Published October 22nd, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
526 pages

4.5 stars - Thrilling Ending!

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

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.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.


So...I'm not quite sure where to start with this review. I don't want to give away any spoilers but I do want to say that this book is an emotional roller coaster. So much so that I am just now able to write this review after having thought about the outcome of the series for, like, a week. I know that there are a ton of people who gave Allegiant bad reviews and who were really disappointed with the book but I'm going to have to say that I was not disappointed with it.

Sure there are some parts that I wish never happened and some parts that I think could have been written a little better but overall it was brilliant. It was a memorable ending to a fantastic series. 

So much happens in Allegiant and if you haven't read it yet, then please do so. My favorite part? Watching our beloved characters mature and learn from their mistakes. Tris learns a ton. She learns new information about her mother and the world that she lives in. She realizes what it means to be selfless and to sacrifice yourself for others. And she realized how much she really loves Tobias and how much the people around her mean to her. While Tris yearned to learn more about the world beyond the fence, Tobias wasn't as eager. So much of what they learn is overwhelming to Tobias and, at times, it was kind of sad to see Tobias struggle with new information and with this personal feelings. We are able to read from Tobias' perspective so we get to see how he feels about everything that is going on. The reader definitely gets to see who the real Tobias is. We read about some of the old characters and are introduced to some new ones as well, not all likeable by the way. 

There is just a ton to be said about this book. The information that we learn is interesting and appalling. The relationships in this book are wonderfully developed and formed. The characters go through tough times and stay strong throughout. I'll be honest, I wept at the end but I won't tell you why, you'll have to read to find out. There were tears of grief and tears of happiness and it was just a mix of emotions that I was feeling. Allegiant impacted me in a huge way and really made me think about so much. In my opinion Veronica Roth did a fantastic job at creating a beautiful series and creating characters that no one can forget.

So, yes, I do recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read this book yet. And, yes, I do know how many bad reviews this book received but I encourage you to decide for yourself. I'm definitely glad I did. I also recommend a box of tissues and a friend to discuss with!


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