Thursday, January 23, 2014

Review: Allegiant, by Veronica Rother (Divergent Series # 3)

Greatly Anticipated! Much loved series (cough cough Four Forever).  I was EXCITED to get my hands on this after months of library lists!

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.

Originality:  6.  For the last in the series, we made big jumps to the world outside the fence, though I kinda just wish we had stayed inside.

Absurdity: 8.  LOTS of revolutionary ideas here, LOTS of them, some of which were highly absurd, and brainwashy.  Why did the peoples from inside the fence ever fall for the GP/GD schpeal?  Four, you are better then that!  I just found that hard to believe, which had cascading effects for the storyline.

Level of Paranormal Romance:  9.  O Tris and Four, your love and bickering in the middle of a revolution was an uphill battle, but I felt pretty swoony towards Four the whole time.  

"I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” 

Staying spoiler free, but this book knocked me on my heels and left me with a lot of emotions.

Level of Harry-Potterness: 6.  I really loved Divergent, and happily plowed through Insurgent.  Allegiant was not the same, and I think it took on too much outside the fence and never had enough time to build the plot, but just raced through with character choices that just weren't thought out or explained.   I think I will stay back in book one, with the training, the meeting of Four, and the learning of the world that was Divergent.


  1. I have a lot of love for Divergent, but I feel like Roth had no real idea of how or where to go for the rest of the series

  2. ^^ 100% this. I don't know what the heck happened, but Divergent was amazzzzzing and it just went downhill from there. I forced myself through Insurgent and I couldn't even finish Allegiant.

    I'll still read whatever she writes next though, because I really did love Divergent.

  3. Grad Student couldnt finish it either, and peer pressured GS/CC's mom into telling her the ending (such a pushover!)! Definitely a bit of a womp womp ending.

    1. This is true! I gave up and made my mom tell me what happened. And I was like "meh, really? That's the end?" and moved on......


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