Saturday, November 9, 2013

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

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.

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.

First line:
I pace in our cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echoing in my mind: My name will be Edith Prior, and there will be much I am happy to forget.
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5 birds out of 5
Finishing Allegiant was very bittersweet in more ways than one. I heard about Divergent before it came out and picked up a copy the week it came out. I immediately fell in love with Tris and the world she lives in. I told all my friends about it and said that it was even better than The Hunger Games, which was pretty much blasphemy as we all love that trilogy. But soon they picked it up and agreed wholeheartedly with me. So I waited a year for Insurgent and read that, too, the week it came out. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't as amazing as Divergent but it was still good nonetheless. I was a little nervous about how Allegiant would turn out, but I didn't have to be. It turned out to be an amazing ending to a stunning series by and astounding author.

The characters feel real, like their my own friends and family. Christine is a bad ass with a kind heart and witty mouth. Uriah is the resident jokester and alcoholic. Caleb's betrayal hurts like hell as if he betrayed not just Tris, but me too. I only wish we could have seen Evelyn more. But even the little amount we saw of her gave depth to her character. She went from this evil dictator to this lady who missed her son to an abused woman standing up to her abuser. She had plenty of depth and I even ended up liking her, which I didn't think was possible. I was a little bothered by the fact that whenever Tris and Four where together they always seemed to be making out. It was like they never talked about their problems.

WARNING: Do not read past this point if you do not want to know what happens at the end of Allegiant. 

You might be hearing about all the bad reviews of Allegiant, but all the ones I've seen have been complaining about the ending. I loved the ending. I felt that it was something Tris would do. I was surprised that she was actually going to let Caleb die for this cause. That's not something she would do. She is the one who always puts the lives of those she loves above her own. So when she said she was the one one who going to face the death serum, I knew that she was going to die. But it felt right. She gave her life for her brother. For Christina. For Tobias. Honestly, I cried the last 30 pages of the book. Veronica Roth did an amazing job with the ending and it left me wanting more from this world, from Tris and Tobias, but knowing that I won't have that because of this very final ending.

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