Friday, September 12, 2014

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Genre: Sci-fi, Dystopian, fantasy, romance
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: ebook                     Pages: 526
Series: Divergent #3
Sources: Gift

Goodreads Synopsis

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 explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

My Thoughts: 

The Cover: The cover to Allegiant is so fitting in my opinion. Here is our little dystopian city of Chicago, quiet at the bottom. But over it is suspended this monstrous wave waiting to crash down onto the city. Now, of course, it's a metaphorical wave, but it totally represents everything that is going on in this chapter of the Divergent trilogy.

The Plot:  So, while I thought that maybe this one was not as intense as Divergent, and maybe not as adventurous as Insurgent, I definitely thought Allegiant was surprising and still tremendously well written. Veronica Roth has a quality of writing that pulls the reader into the story. You feel like part of the story. It just flows so naturally, evoking so many rich emotions.

The Characters: With new characters introduced, comes new personalities to like, love, or hate. But as always, new or returning, they are all wonderfully written with so much devotion from our truly talented author. Of course, Tris and Four, or Tobias as we come to know him, continue to be at the front line, with characters like Christina and Uriah to support them. But characters like Matthew, who becomes a hero to me, and Nita, who's loyalty we just can't be sure of, come into play in a big way.

Is it Worth Reading?:  Yes, even though I am so torn on the ending of this trilogy. I will try to discuss this without spoilers. I totally fell in love with Tris, Tobias, Christina, Will, Uriah; with this whole other world and life that Veronica Roth had created. Again, I felt drawn in, as if I was just another Daughtless initiate. That feeling continued throughout the whole trilogy. Tris, actually the series, inspired me to be stronger and braver at a time in my life when I truly needed to be. I also took a lot longer to read Allegiant, because I just didn't want it to end. And then it did end. And while I totally get why it ended that way and why it really had to end that way, I still don't like it. Would I read them again, knowing the outcome—yes, absolutely, a million times, if I could. This entire series was extremely moving and an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat kinda read. I highly recommend the entire trilogy to readers of dystopian, fantasy, and sci-fi and give it 5/5 crossbows!

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