***This is the review of book 3 of a trilogy and might contain spoilers for the first or second book! If you haven’t read Divergent or Insurgent check out those reviews instead of this one!!***
author : veronica roth
pages : [hardcover] 526
memorable quote : I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.
favorite characters : tris & four
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
I always hate to see a favorite series (in this case, trilogy) go while at the same time I love to see how everything is going to end up. Before I managed to finish this book I knew that there was some controversy about it and I know there are plenty of people unsatisfied with what happened. Though I have to say this book ripped my heart out and made me cry more than I’d like to admit, I still can’t see the sense in disliking it because of that.
I absolutely loved the first book of this series, Divergent, and didn’t like Insurgent as much as that. I think that I like this third book more than I liked the second one. It was just so much more interesting to me and I loved not knowing what would happen next. I can’t say anything specific without giving away spoilers but be satisfied knowing that there are very cute scenes and scenes filled with action and suspense.
That said, I didn’t get the same heart-pounding feel I had through most of Divergent until I got to maybe the last third of the book. But I loved the pacing in this, even though some scenes felt very unnecessary. I liked being able to see more of the characters from other books in calmer settings, not just when they’re about to get killed. The theme of forgiveness that was strong in the first two books makes its return here in new but equally heartbreaking ways.
I did like hearing from both Tris and Four in this book. However, I didn’t like how similar their voices were. I’d often find myself reading and thinking that it was one of them, only to find out that the character I thought was speaking was somewhere else in the room. That made me backtrack a few times and tended to be annoying. I just wish that they’d had more unique voices.
If you haven’t read Allegiant yet, go and pick it up now! This is a quick read, despite its bulk, and I want to hear your thoughts on everything that happens!