Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Title: Allegiant (Divergent #3)

Author: Veronica Roth

Format: Hardback (Katherine Tegen Books| owned)

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Summary (Goodreads):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.

My Thoughts (Contains spoilers):

Its more like a book talk instead of a review. So it means there’s going to spoilers,

God, why did Veronica Roth write a book that I’m going to hate? I’m not saying that the series is not great but I’m just saying the ending it’s a happy one but one that makes me question why Tris? Okay we have seen enough in YA dystopian where our lead the one we are so emotionally attached to, just dies in front of our eyes. It is one of my pet peeves. But despite that fact, this book ended in a very emotional setting. I mean mostly when our main lead dies, it was as if the end for the characters in the book. And it takes a while for them to realise that the deceased would want them to live their life to the fullest. We have enough of that. Thank god only one person acted that way. I’m so glad the others were still rational and they talked Four out of it. It was just so unexpected. But what was frustrating was information overload. Every few pages, we were dumped with new info. Yes this is sci-fi but if you were going to dump so much info, can you spread it out? Can you not torture your readers? You know the details but we don’t. We learn about it through your writing. It took me quite a while to digest. I’m glad that the characters thoughts helped me tide through it. Secondly, why do we need 2 POVs. Why do you have to followed Reached by Ally Condie (I can’t stand the switching POV and didn’t managed to finish). There are very few authors who are able to do it well take Marie Lu’s Legend series and Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars for example. They both established changing POVs at the very beginning.  The first book itself. We readers, are then able to see the authors style of writing. Not because every trilogy has a book where there are more than one POV then you too blindly follow. If you can’t do it well, why in the first place do it? Because everyone is doing it? Its frustrating because sometimes Four sounds like Tris and vice versa. In this book it seems like Four has forgotten who he really was after finding out that he is not a true divergent, a genetically damaged but able to resist serums like Divergents. And she doesn’t go on to explain that there is such a group that exists. Makes him seem like an Alien. I believe there are but if she were to include that in I bet the book will be much longer or worse, it would have to be split into two. And Four meeting Nita? I was ranging and fuming mad. I was anti-Nita throughout the book. I was mad why didn’t he believe Tris words but chose to believe a stranger who claims to be the same as him. I’m glad that he confesses to Tris and being clean and all which is quite respectable. I was expecting Nita to start a cat fight. She seems like one to start one. And Four, he never learns. Or should I say once bitten not shy. Its not about being a chauvinist here, its being rational. It dosen’t mean that following Tris is shameful. Look what you got into when you followed Nita the vixen. You broke the trust between you and Tris. Its not prominent at first but I sensed a crack in their relationship. We can still see that Four still cares for his parents. He knew the war his parents were waging was stupid and not worthwhile and because of their actions the government wants to reset them. And maybe he feels that as their son he shouldn’t let the innocent people under them suffer a memory loss. So he hence talked to Evelyn and gave her a choice of the factionless or her son. Evelyn choses her son and decided to make peace without using violence. And Marcus, still thinking almighty, doesn’t knows his place. Johanna is the leader of the Allegiant not him. And he claims to be one. I really hope that he gets his memory reset and hence he wont be living in delusion and screwing people’s lives. It seems that he’s insane when he’s not in power. And as for Uriah, his death was not necessary. If he hadn’t been in coma, he could have been part of the operation and maybe Tris don’t have to die and we can get our fairy tale ending as everyone wanted. Uggh, its frustrating but its not really a page turner until the end. I find that there’s a lot of plot that can be taken out. Yes, suspense is important but how long can you keep your readers from it. It becomes a bore when nothing is happening. In the earlier two books, there’s so much action that it keeps us coming back for more. I was expecting a bang. Yes we got it and it was Tris death. I’m now in a mixed emotional state and there’s so much to talk about and the book will still have the same ending. I guess it would be better if I read another book instead of being in this emotional slump. I dont know how to rate it. My thoughts of it are rather mixed. So i have decided to settle with a four.

Rating: 4/5 stars


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