Sometimes I wonder if there is any point in actually writing a review for blockbuster books like this. Has anyone NOT read it? It has more than 11,000 reviews on Amazon already. I’m definitely showing up to the party late. But then again, who cares if I’m late? I read the book. I want to discuss it.
About the Book:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Divergent Series (Book 3)
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition (October 22, 2013)
Genre: Science Fiction
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 on Allegiant:
A fitting conclusion to the series. Of course it wasn’t the ending everyone hoped for, but it was more realistic. Plus, it fit with the characters and their personalities. It was refreshing to see an author go for the ending that fits, rather than the one that’s popular.
There were some slow parts in the book, and some parts that felt like filler, but most of it was just as well written and engaging as the first two. When it was first released, I was surprised to see so many low reviews. Tons of people were rating it 1 and 2 stars, so I knew something big and bad was going to happen. I purposely didn’t read any reviews because I didn’t want to spoil anything. I had a pretty good guess as to what the Big Bad would be, and I was right.
I love the characters in this series. Tris is such a great protagonist. She isn’t perfect, but she is the type of girl you can cheer for and feel good about. Tobias obviously fits into that category as well. I took my brother to go see the movie and he loved that Tobias was a “man’s man”. I have to admit, I liked that too. 🙂
My only big complaint about the book was not the Big Bad that shook most people up, but rather had to do with the setting. Honestly, I didn’t really think about anything beyond the city as I read the first two books. I liked the city and the issues going on there. I almost never like it when characters are taken out of their original setting and plunked into a different one. I wanted the third book to resolve the problems within the city without involving the outside world.
My favorite part of the book had to be at the very end when Tobias goes zip lining. I was so proud of him and I loved even him more than I had throughout the whole series.
Content: Violence and some profanity, kissing partially dressed.