October 31, 2013

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Bought
ISBN: 9780062024060
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Pages: 526

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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.

This is a spoiler-free review.

I have been waiting for this book for such a long time and I think it was worth the wait. Was Allegiant as good as Divergent? No, but I was still happy with it.

In Insurgent Tris does A LOT of questionable stuff without talking about it or thinking it through first. She is a very impulsive person, which was difficult to read in the last book. At the start of Allegiant her and Tobias (Four) have a nice heart to heart and talk about her actions in the last book and Tobias’ treatment of her as well. Neither was innocent in my eyes. I was very happy about their chat. I may have even shouted “Yay! Communication” out loud in response to it, because let’s be honest here communication between characters isn’t always great in YA. But that’s where the good communication ended. One of the problems I had with Allegiant was that every time Tris and Tobias had problems they would just start making out instead of talking about their problems. This is not how you communicate people!

I didn’t connect with a lot of the new characters. If it weren't for The Recaptains I would have been lost, so they came to my rescue once again! I have a bad memory for characters, so if you aren't the main characters I will most likely forget you. Allegiant is told from the perspective of both Tris and Tobias. I had a really hard time differentiating between the two voices. Many times I had to double check the chapter to see who's point of view I was supposed to be reading from. I wished they had stronger differences between the chapters because it would have made for a much stronger book.

The ending. I’m not going to say too much about it because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I am the type of person to read the last few chapters of a book or read spoilers because I have no patience sometimes and need to know how things end. I avoided goodreads/reviews because I heard there were major spoilers out there and it ruined the book for some folks.

What I will say was that it was an emotional ending. It may not have been the ending I would have picked, but I still enjoyed it and I found the closure needed to end this series.

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