Book Review: Allegiant – Veronica Roth

Allegiant coverTitle: Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
ISBN: 9780062024060
Pages: 544
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Teen/YA, Dystopian
Source: The MindHut
Rating: 3 out of 5

Summary:

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.

Snapshot Review:

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:

Divergent
Insurgent

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Comments

  1. Aah I preordered Allegiant and everything. I’m yet to plunge into it though. The mixed reviews are scaring me- a little. I don’t want this series to go downhill… especially since I LOVED Insurgent. Glad the characterisation is consistent though 🙂

  2. I also recently read this one and I agree with you on Tris and Four voices in the book. I felt it was the same character narrating the book to me. I had a few other issues but, I enjoyed it in the end for the most part. I also liked the twist in the ending. I think the author made a good choice there – know people are mad about that part, but she did what the book needed to happen.

  3. (That I’ve heard of, I mean. I’m sure I’m not ACTUALLY the only one.)

    • I know, but we are definitely not in the majority on the ending – a lot of fans are very upset. I think the author made an excellent move.

  4. Thank you for the review. I have to disagree though with the so called “Brave” ending. I felt the whole book was a mess, but the ending was what upset me the most. Completely unnecessary. I don’t want to go on and say anything to spoil it for those who have not read the book but I had such high hopes. I by all means do not need a happy ending in everything that I read, but at least leave your reader with hope, peace something. Most of us read to escape our lives for a while and this just made me wish I could take back recommending it to anyone and even more than that, I wish I never picked up the book divergent. I know that I wont be able to read It again.

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