Sunday, March 2, 2014

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Genre:  YA Dystopian
Divergent Series, Book 3

Note:  Do not read this review if you haven't read the first two books.  In fact, while I might not come right out and spoil it, I'll easily put two and two together for you to figure it out on your own.  Read at your own risk.

Description (taken from Goodreads)
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.

I've been waiting to read this one based on my reaction to the second book's ending.  The shocking revelation in the second one made my opinion of this series plummet.  And I was guessing things that turned out to happen in the third book.  Divergent series, let me introduce you to the movie Gattaca; I think you two will get along well.

Tris and Four have had their ups and downs in the series, but they decide to start the third chapter of their saga with honesty.  And it works for a bit, at least until things get complicated.  Evelyn is still in control of the city and forbidding people from leaving it to explore the world beyond.  But Tris worked so hard to reveal the hidden world beyond that she's not going to stop until she's out there.  But what does this new world hold?  Will it make life easier and better?  Or will it make it worse?  The truth hurts...

Opening up this faction-filled world to the real-world beyond was pointless in my opinion.  It suddenly made everything they were fighting for pointless.  Instead of being courageous heroes, they've become ants: destroy a couple and it really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.  That's how I feel about the big reveal.  But the story's still good.  I had things figured out but in reverse (you might know what I'm talking about if you've read it already).  And the big thing I really want to gripe on right now would reveal too much of the story.  So suffice it to say that I didn't agree with how this story turned out.

This series is full of plot rides that keep you going and entertained.  And while I enjoyed the ride, I thought the twist of the story was kind of dumb.  Gah...


  1. This was one of those series where I almost wish I didn't read the last book!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. Agree, the first book is awesome, the second iss great too, but the third, is weird, a lot things i no expected


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