Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication: October 22, 2013
By: Harper Teen
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.
I'll be honest, this is an incredibly difficult review for me to write. DIVERGENT is one of my favorite reads (EVER) and while I know a lot of people didn't like it, Tris' journey from Abnegation to Dauntless resonated with me on a deeply personal level.
I've been waiting a year and a half for the conclusion of Tris and Four's story (just like everyone else) and I was expecting a gut-wrenching thrill ride, but not like this. This book has left me heartbroken and disappointed for so many reasons.
Yes, the choices the characters make are consistent with who they are (mostly) and I "get" how the story comes full circle with Roth's faith woven into the fabric of it all. But the WAY it ends felt like it was done purely for shock value and just seems pointless.