Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Allegiant Title: Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: Oct 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 006202406X
Format: Hardcover; 526pg
Source: Library

Synopsis:

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.


I thought this book was a decent enough read, but only because I was invested in the characters from Divergent. I feel like Divergent was the best of the three novels in the Divergent series. Insurgent lacked the same passion as Divergent, but I was really hoping Roth would kick it up a notch again with Allegiant. She didn't.

I don't mind the ending as much as the lack of substance throughout the rest of the novel. To me, it felt like everyone (Especially Four) was taking their turns riding the pity train. I didn't get invested in any of the characters at all this time and the book just seemed to drag in places with all the angsty feelings flying around. I did appreciate the character of Tris and all of her self-sacrificing ways, however, I don't feel it was necessary.

I knew this book had missed the mark when I finished the last few chapters and realized I wasn't happy, mad, sad or anything about this book. I am very disappointed in Roth. She took a brilliant concept and just went completely off-track. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

Sad but true...

2 Stars for Allegiant.

Related reviews:
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

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