Review: Allegiant (3 Divergent) by Veronica Roth

 

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (22 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007524277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007524273j

 

Book Synopsis:    What if your whole world was a lie? The thrillingly dark conclusion to the No. 1 New York Times bestselling DIVERGENT trilogy. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014. 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. Opening Sentence:     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.

The Opening Sentence: I pace the cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echoing in my mind: My name will be Edith Prior, and there is much I am happy to forget. 

I enjoyed this book although I didn’t enjoy it as much as Divergent and Insurgent because I did feel that in some places the stories pace was slow which meant that I lost track of the story.  I loved the fact that you got the story from both Tris and Tobias’s points of view because at this stage in the story you really did be able to see the story from both of the main characters points of view.

Veronica’s writing is still fabulous because the descriptions that she gives for scenes makes you feel that you are actually within the story yourself & dual perspective that she has used enables the reader to get a sense of what they are both feeling throughout the story.

I can also understand why she felt it necessary to kill Tris off towards the end of the book because she had done all she could do with in the story as well as the fact that she has lost not only the life that she has known but her parents as well where as Tobias’s story can be carried on.

This book was a good ending to a fabulous Trilogy and I can’t wait to read more of her books.