Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Teen/YA, Dystopian
Source: The MindHut
Rating: 3 out of 5
In the third book of the Divergent trilogy, Tris and her friends decide to leave the chaos their city has become in order to discover what’s outside Chicago’s borders. But what they find shocks and disturbs them, forcing the realization that they must once again take action to preserve and defend what is most dear to them.
The long-awaited finale of the Divergent trilogy, Allegiant, has arrived, and by all accounts, it’s receiving pretty mixed reviews. And, after reading it, it’s easy to understand why. The good thing is that Roth continues to develop her characters; they act consistently with how they’ve been written, which makes you realize just how good Roth is at writing characters. And Tris is much less angsty in this volume than she was in Insurgent, which is always welcome. The book also introduces Four as a narrator, which should have been great but fell very flat. Why? Because there’s no way to distinguish between his and Tris’s voice; there’s absolutely no difference, which can be very frustrating. There’s also just way too much jam packed into this novel. I’m always an advocate of fewer novels, and shorter ones, so you know I mean it when I say this story really needed to be split into two books. It’s unnecessarily complicated and just not well thought out in terms of the characters’ plans. So, overall? I thought it was an okay read, but I will say that I loved the twist at the end that so many people have despised. I thought it was a brave choice, and a realistic one, given the characters. All in all, okay, but not a great book.
Other books by Veronica Roth: