Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Page count: 526 Pages
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.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 5/5 stars!
One of my favorite series has finally ended for me now and I can't stop chewing the inside of my cheek after reading this finale. Even as I'm drawing blood, that is nothing compared to how my heart is feeling right now. Every corner aches with loss, confusion and anger. I feel like a piece of me died as I closed this book. That's it. There won't be more.
Allegiant breaks the whole foundation of what Divergent and the majority of Insurgent stand for. There are no more factions, there's an "outside", different takes on humanity, and so on. It was unsettling for the characters to learn about the outside world and who could blame them? They have lived their entire lives thinking they are the only ones, and after the revelation at the end of Insurgent, everything changes drastically.
This time, Allegiant is told from Tris' and Four's point of view which was a nice change because we get to see more of Four (Tobias) and I liked that. However, I sometimes had a hard time remembering which point of view I was reading, their thoughts and "voices" seemed very similar to me, so I often had to go back to the beginning of the chapter to see whose turn it was. And, even after getting to know more about them, learning about their flaws and different sides I never met before, I still think they are some of the bravest, smartest and inspirational characters I had the pleasure of calling friends. And always will, even if they're fictional.
The plot is great in my opinion, I liked most of the revelations that take place inside the Bureau and it was entertaining how everyone tried to get used to living outside the city. It was also sad to see many beloved characters fall. I wonder how Veronica felt when writing those parts ... it must have been really hard. I, like most readers, am not okay with how it ends. I feel hollow inside and well, I wished for my happily ever after. I understand why though, but still. And, that epilogue didn't work for me either.
I'm not sure if I'm ever coming back to Allegiant. I love the series but right now, I feel hurt and I just don't want to go through all that again. In a few years, perhaps.
"One choice can destroy you."
It sure did.