Friday, November 29, 2013

One Choice Will Define You

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
: October 22, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Divergent #3
Talk about a book that gets people riled up! I'm going to try to remain as spoiler free as possible, but given the nature of this book, and how everything ends, it's not the easiest thing to do.

First for me, the best aspects of these books is the world building. This time the focus is no longer the factions, but the world outside. I do think Roth definitely transports us into these places, but still, I'd rather be back in a world with factions!

This book is different from the first two in that it's isn't told just from Tris' point of view, but from both Tris and Four. I really liked the idea of this, but felt it just didn't work. I wish there was a bigger sign, the font used maybe, to make it clear who we were with. I think it would have worked if each was at a completely different location, but since they were going through the exact same situations, it was really hard to follow who was actually narrating at any given time.

While I didn't have any big spoilers going into this, I did know that something crazy happened at the end. And for that reason, felt like I speed through the book because I HAD TO KNOW. Reading so quickly I didn't really feel like I got lost in the book. Part of me wants to go back and really savor each book of the series, but I'm not so sure I want to relive the ending.

And yes, I'm finally getting to the ending. I completely get why everyone hated it so much. And while I didn't like it, I think it at least fit, and was the only logical outcome. Yes, it's awful, but I kind of understand it.

I'm still not so sure on my thought about this book specifically, but can say I loved the series. I would say Divergent is my favorite with Insurgant as a close second. I can't wait to see how the manage to turn these books into a movie, and am awfully curious to see what Veronica Roth manages to come up with next.


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  1. I completely agree with your review! I didn't hate the ending as much as some people did, because I felt it was logical and just bound to happen with Tris' behavior!
    I did think Allegiant was better than Insurgent. I really struggled to get through Insurgent and was almost dreading the third book, but I had to find out how the trilogy ended!

  2. Roth said that she knew the ending when she wrote Divergent. I thought it fit well with the series.

  3. I'm just starting "Insurgent," and have "Allegiant" on reserve at the library. Happy Chanukah!

  4. Part of my wanted to speed through Allegiant, but I had to slow myself down because I knew there wouldn't be any more afterward. I was upset at the ending - emotionally, not because it's illogical or anything - but I love this series as a whole.

  5. I'm excited for the Divergent movie but I was seriously disappointed with this last book.

  6. I read all three books (for the first time) this past month so I also read them quite quickly. I didn't like Allegiant as much as I liked the other two but I agree, the ending made sense. I just wish it could have ended differently.