Title: Allegiant (Goodreads)
Author: Veronica Roth (Website)
Series: Divergent #3
Genre: ya fiction, dystopian, action
Published by: Katherine Tegen in October 2013
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.
This review will most definitely contain spoilers and if you haven’t read Allegiant yet I strongly suggest you don’t click the ‘read more’ button. I don’t want to be the one ruining the book for you, so please don’t read the spoiler section.
Going into this book I had no idea what to expect. I was quite early and there wasn’t much fuzz about it yet. Unfortunately it took me a long time to read this book (not because it’s bad but because of just – slow reading) and while reading it, all the reviews and discussions started popping up. People saying ‘it’s so sad!’ and ‘it’s what needed to happen’ made me suspicious and eager to continue reading this book. I can’t say I was spoiled, more like encouraged. I had some theories on what would be going down but in the end I was dead wrong. That pun wasn’t intended.
I had no clue what to expect so naturally my expectations weren’t immensely high. I’m satisfied with the ending though it’s incredibly sad. Of course the chances of a happy ending in these kinds of dystopian societies isn’t high, so I wasn’t really expecting one.
All your favorite and less favorite characters are there and they’re still going through character development. There are also some new ones that will play a big role in the rest of the story. The pace of the book is okay. I thought there was a lot of action and that there weren’t so much ‘pauses’ that felt pointless.
It’s maybe not what most of you (will) expect of the book but it’s still a good ending. I’m satisfied. Veronica Roth is still one of my favorite authors. I will still recommend this trilogy to anyone who’s looking for an action packed dystopian.
I don’t know what I expected to find beyond the city walls, beyond the Amity compound. The Bureau wasn’t it but that doesn’t mean I hated it. It wasn’t spectacular, no. I also didn’t trust them, not even in the beginning. There was always some little voice in the back of my mind telling me not to trust this. I also didn’t expect this entire thing to have been an experiment. It seemed more than ‘just an experiment’ to me. The fact that these people are all genetically altered wasn’t what I had had in mind. In fact I don’t know what I had in mind, I guess I never really thought about how this all could be explained. A corrupt government maybe, but not a genetic experiment of some sorts. I also did not see that HUGE plot twist coming. Not at all. At some point Tris was okay with dying but in the beginning of this book she’s all like: I’m over that. I don’t think she really wanted to die when she went in Caleb’s place inside the Weapons Room. She was convinced the death serum wouldn’t kill her, and it didn’t. She was shot and she could never have seen that coming so to all of you saying: ‘I knew she would die. She wanted to die from the beginning’ YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID. Am I upset? Of course I am! Initially I thought it would be Tobias, that he would be the one ending up dead for some reason. That doesn’t mean I would be okay with that because I love Tobias and even though he isn’t perfect at all, he deserves to live a good life. Killing off your main character is something I personally would never consider, but then again, I am no writer. I would have preferred if Tris survived all of this but looking at the entire series makes you realize that this is the way it was supposed to end. I didn’t see it coming but I’ve made peace with it. All throughout the book I thought Peter wasn’t supposed to be there. I didn’t like his character (as most of us do probably) and I didn’t think he would add anything to the story until he said that he wanted to go back to Chicago with the rest of them. Something was up with this guy and when it was revealed what he was planning to do I was almost sad. Because it doesn’t mean that you can’t grow attached an evil character… I have grown somewhat attached to him because he was written so well. I’m pleased with the way it all ended for him. Some may think that what he did was cowardly. It was actually pretty brave in my opinion. The choices these characters make, show that they can’t be devided into 5 ‘types’ because all of them possess different treats. And also, to quote polandbananasBOOKS, Tris isn’t ‘selfish and brave’ but ‘selfless and brave’. And that makes her beautiful. There’s the group of people that will hate this book entirely and there’s the group that’ll appreciate it and understand that this was what was supposed to happen. This is how it should have it ended. Even though it’s heartbreaking and the saddest thing you’ll probably ever read. Ever. I give it 5 out of 5 because I’m satisfied with the ending, because I enjoyed it like the other two books, because it was written beautifully and because it wraps it all up like it should.