Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Book Review

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Pages: 526 pages

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Format: Hardcover

Source: Barnes & Nobles

Age Group: Young Adult

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GOODREADS SUMMARY

One choice will define you.

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 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.

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Rating: Mind-blowing Finale!

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The end has finally arrived. The last book. The end to the ultimate story. All good things must come to an end and unfortunately Divergent is no exception.

Allegiant begins with the community of Divergent in shambles. The Factionless have gained control with Tobais’ mother, Evelyn, as the leader, but there are still many loyal to the factions who want to overthrow the Factionless. And, then, there remains the question of what lies beyond the fence. Tris, Four, and a group (that will probably surprise you) search for an answer and what they find will forever change them.

The plot. The characters. The writing. It was all just unbelievable. I could NOT put down Allegiant even though it was already 1:00 am by the time I reached the middle of the book. It was actually impossible to even begin to imagine putting down Allegiant. The suspense and the intensity were off the charts. Throughout the whole book, I felt as if there was a fist clenching my heart and I swear I’ve never held my breath for so long so many times. There are definitely plenty of surprises, plot twists, and new information placed on a platter for us readers to devour in Allegiant.

The dual POV. It was… *fangirl failing & squealing* One number/word: Four/Tobais. Veronica Roth is seriously amazing for allowing us, the readers, with the opportunity to delve into his mind. It allowed Allegiant to take on a broader perspective than it would have had with just Tris’s POV that I greatly appreciated. It definitely was one of the many factors in making Allegiant such a good final book. Also, it was without a doubt one of the best written and one of my favorite dual POVs ever.

The famous controversial ending. Yes, it was heartbreakingly tragic but beautifully brilliant at the same time. Actually, once I realized what was happening, I skimmed past those pages (tears were already appearing though) to somehow avoid or at least postpone the enevitable. And, as I re-read that scene I broke down with the ugliest of ugly cries. Yep, that was me and I could NOT stop. All these emotions I bottled up throughout Allegiant just exploded into a hurricane of tears. And, I know many of you are angry about the ending, I was too. But, as I recovered from shock, I realized it was weirdly a satisfying ending. It was not your typical YA ending, but one that followed the actual story of the characters instead of what the readers desired. And, I strongly applaud Veronica Roth for staying true to Divergent and its characters. (Read this post by Veronica Roth explaining the thought behind the ending for a better understanding). Yes, the ending tore my heart to shreds and brought to life unknown emotions and possibly scarred me, but it made me proud to have been able to be a part of this incredible journey.

DISCLAIMER: *CONTAINS SPOILERS* (Highlight to read.)

When I was reading Allegiant, I was actually so surprised when Tris allowed Caleb to volunteer for the suicide mission instead of herself. It was so unlike Tris – it was out of character. So, when at the last moment Tris goes instead of Caleb, I wasn’t as surprised as I thought I’d be. Something inside of me had been expecting it, almost strangely yearning for it. And, as she took those uncertain steps, I knew (and she did as well) that death was a possibility. But, Tris was the selfless, courageous kind of person who would sacrifice anything, even her life, for those she cared about no matter how much they hurt her like Caleb had. And, because it represented the real Tris, I believe the ending was very appropriate even though it killed me.

Allegiant is a roller coaster of ups & downs and twists & turns with plenty of mind-blowing moments and scenes that cause one’s heart to drop to his or her stomach. Allegiant was a bittersweet ending to an incredible series and I’m heartbroken the story of Divergent has come to an end. If you haven’t read Divergent, I have no idea what you’ve been doing with your life, but take some time out of your day, week, month, or year and please read this enlightening, life-altering series.

Congratulations Veronica Roth on the creation of an unforgettable story and an astounding finale. Thank you!

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