Book Review

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

17383918 Title:   Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Pages: 526

Published: Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis:

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

Review:

Let me begin by saying that I have waited such a long time to read this book, a while back I read the first two books in the series and I was completely sucked into the world of Tris and Four. As soon as I was finished I pre-ordered Allegiant on my kindle but didn’t get into it for a while. This past week I have been battling a sinus infection and what better way to be sick in bed but, finish a series that you have loved for such a long time. With that said, you can assume that I had super high expectations for this book, and I am very sad to say that they were not quiet met.

Firstly, I felt like I was thrown into a completely different story from what I had fallen in love with. I loved the faction atmosphere and seeing the conflict that arose between them, as well as how it was dealt with. This time around when our main characters go outside of  the faction limit and get exposed to the world beyond the fence, the world that Veronica Roth built for me in the first two books went out the window. This final installment felt more like a first novel of a series.  I was defiantly not expecting to come face to face with the world beyond the fence. Although, seeing the factions and there life from the outside was very interesting, it made the book drag for me a little. For the first time the characters were not as powerful as they have been throughout the first two books because suddenly they are under leadership of people that had the ultimate power to control them. Lastly, the ending of this trilogy was extremely unexpected and its been days since I have finished reading the book and I still don’t know how to wrap my head around how the story ended.

As always Four, was amazing and his vulnerability and compassion just shone through in this segment of the series. Tris, continued to possess the strength that she has shown within the first two books, as well as selfless that she has battled so hard against when she chose to join dauntless.

Overall, I extremely enjoy the series as a whole. The first two books were simply amazing and I feel like “Allegiant” didn’t do the series justice. I gave this book a 2 out 5 stars, it wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t what I wanted for the conclusion of  a series that I adore and love. It didn’t tie the lose ends, I felt it created new ones for me.  This last book just really messed with my head, I think that the first two books alone complete the series perfectly.

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