Review * Allegiant by Veronica Roth

October 31, 2013 Reviews 4 ★★★

Review * Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Published by HarperCollins on October 22, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 526
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Divergent, Insurgent
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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.

What I Thought…

This is a difficult review to write. So far this year I’ve been somewhat disappointed with the final books in a trilogy so reading Allegiant made me nervous. I set out to read it the day of it’s release so that others opinions didn’t cloud my own like it did with Requiem (and I’m so glad I did it this way).

I had some ideas about the world outside and I was pleased that I was kind of close. The outside was a bit disturbing to me, but I understand how things like that get carried away and beliefs and ideas get twisted and soon you’re thinking things that aren’t really your own thoughts.

I know A LOT of people had a problem with the ending, for various reasons, but I did not. It made sense to me.  View Spoiler » I also saw that some people had some issues with science/technology and while I can see how not everything makes perfect sense, I personally don’t care (I never really care about the science of how things work).

Despite my love for Allegiant I had two major issues with it. I couldn’t stand all the bickering and arguing between Tris and Four. We had enough of that in Insurgent and there was already so much going on in Allegiant that it detracted from what I should have been focusing on instead.

Over the last couple of years I have come to love dual narrated books, but it didn’t work for me here. Their voices weren’t distinct and I couldn’t always tell who was narrating. A fact that was made worse because it didn’t always alternate with each chapter. There were a couple of times that I got pulled out of the story a bit when I realized I had the wrong narrator.

If you’ve read the first two you should definitely read Allegiant, preferably with out reading the spoilers first!



4 Responses to “Review * Allegiant by Veronica Roth”

  1. Tracy Terry

    Hmm, a book I’ve been hearing a lot about. This certainly seems to be a book that people either love or loathe. Not a series that I think I’ll be reading any time soon. I’d perhaps give the books a try if I were to see them in the library but would’t buy them. Any way great review as always, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Jessica @ Books: A true story

    I agree that the voices weren’t distinct, but like you I did like the ending. A lot of dystopian books end too happily to seem realistic to me and I liked that Allegiant didn’t do that. But I still didn’t love this book because I felt like there was a lot of info dumping in the middle and it got kind of boring for me.