Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth (3.5 Stars)
Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
I've been hearing about this for a long time. Seen a lot of people cry over what happened. It got me excited and eager to read it and to feel this kind of "Allegiant fever" but unfortunately I didn't get it. Well... not to severe anyway.
As the last of the trilogy, I had high hopes for the book because I didn't really like Insurgent that much, but I gave it five stars because the ending was superb and then when Allegiant came out. There was a big reaction from the readers everywhere. It got me curious as to why the sudden hype came. Everybody wanted to read Divergent and Insurgent either because of the big reaction to Allegiant or because of the movie.
Then my reading buddy Steffi screamed at me last week. Because she finally finished Allegiant. It kinda hurt my ears...
|just a little ;)|
Most and foremost, she said that she cried. A lot. Immediately after she finished reading, I borrowed her copy of Allegiant and read it. And you know what. I was mildly disappointed. I have two main reasons. One is because I had an expectation that Allegiant will somehow make up for all the crappy things I've had to endure in Insurgent (specifically Tris' stupid moments back then ;)) then the second. A lot of people really sobbed and cried a river of tears because of this and I was really excited to know why.
When I started reading it. I had another problem. I don't remember the characters I was supposed to hate or love. Kinda same with my problem with Insurgent. A lot of things happened at the very start of the book. And I didn't even remember most of the characters. The first 1/4th of the story was very stimulating. But after that, let's just say that I got bored. I don't even know why I ended up getting bored reading it. The middle part of the book was agony. It was like something just passed by.
I didn't understand what the new organization came up. It was like a big twist in the original plot line. But I went along with it. It some moments what happened in between Allegiant, made sense but it just seemed like a meh moment. I don't really remember much in the middle really.
I started really liking it when the last 1/4th came. Everything was more dangerous and crucial. I'm getting the idea of what's gonna happen and them BOOM!
I got to very emotional. saddest. cruelest. ending. ever.
I got to give points to Veronica Roth for her guts to write an ending this crucial. I don't hate the ending really. I kinda expected it though, but I never really got to the point where I sobbed because of it. But I did shed a few tears. The reason why I wasn't so affected? I think its because of I didn't really liked Insurgent. I gave five stars to it just because of the superb ending and plot. I got disconnected with the characters long after.
But overall. Allegiant was a good read. I think it will be memorable even a few years next. I may not like it that much. But congrats to Veronica Roth for making a memorable series.
* * *
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
(She looks so pretty in this photo, right? :D)
Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in ALLEGIANT will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)
CONNECT WITH HER: