Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth - Paul's Review

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Title: Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Year Published: 2013

My Allegiant (#3) PRE-READING
My Insurgent (#2) REVIEW

Ashley's Insurgent (#2) REVIEW
Ashley's Divergent (#1) REVIEW

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.


Review: I was not impressed with the beginning and middle of this book, but the ending I enjoyed. It seemed too much like The Maze Runner series to me. It didn't feel like a fluid trilogy. There were so many new things for just this third book in the trilogy. It also seemed like many of the same situations from the previous two books with just different details. 

Now don't get me wrong, I did really enjoy this book. I was just not overly impressed. 

It was weird to have Tobias's perspective at first, but I eventually got used to it. I enjoyed how Tris and Tobias's relationship progressed. And there were a lot of minor characters that I really enjoyed. 

I found Peter's obsession with the size of the world really interesting. I also really liked Amar in this novel. I liked getting to know more about him. Parental relationships in this series, especially this novel are very interesting. 

I thankfully avoided all spoilers before reading this book, but I guess there was controversy over the ending. I thought the ending was done very well. I thought it was an excellent ending to the series. I give this third book a 4/5.


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