Allegiant by Veronica Roth

November 15, 2013 Whitney Review 4 Comments

Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant
Author Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent, #3
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date October 22nd 2013
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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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to 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.

I ordered Allegiant through the library and due to the massive hold I was unable to renew it.  I was not disappointed, in fact I feel the need to discourage the 104 people who are waiting to read this book.  I forced myself to read my 100 page minimum, but even that was a stuggle.  The relationship between Tris and Four was too high school for me.  I know its a young adult book, but I felt the whole “our world is crumbling as we speak but let’s make out” premise was ridiculous and ruined the story for me.  Yes, there was action, but it mainly consisted of a string of people dying, and just got tedious.  Thus, the 100 pages I read became predictable.  I was also not crazy about the split storytelling between Tris and Four, at first I was confused by it and felt disjointed and by the time I became accustom to it, I just didn’t care.  As for the villein, I didn’t find Evelyn that terrifying, in fact I thought breaking up the factions wasn’t such a bad idea (just maybe not the way she went about it).  I felt having the separate factions created prejudice and the breaking of these five pieces would bring about less judgement.  Overall, and while I admit to not finishing it I felt Allegiant was a disappointment to an interesting trilogy.


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4 responses to “Allegiant by Veronica Roth

  1. Sounds like a lot of people have been disappointed in this. I have not read the books but have heard so much about them, I was going to give them a shot- with the movies coming. Now I wonder…

    "our whole world is crumbling… but let's make out". That's classic! 🙂

  2. I read to the end, and if you thought the first 100 pages disapointing…..!!!! I hated the way the factions were just someone's experiment and they had been in a fish bowl.

  3. I read the first 2 books – really enjoyed Divergent, but I thought Insurgent was even a little annoying. What teenager in love really is willing to walk to their death that many times? It was okay. I read some of the reviews for Allegiant and it was easy to not go there. I do wish I could read a short abridged version so I know the details, out of curiosity, but knowing they kill off so many main characters, I'm not going to invest my time and energy!

    Thanks for your review.

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