As you might remember, I have been reading the Divergent series, for quite some time now. I have reviewed Divergent, plus Insurgent and now finally I’m getting around to Allegiant. It’s taken me quite some time to read as I technically started it in November. However part of that I’m going to blame on work and life at the time, so it really shouldn’t be a reflection on the book!
What if your whole world was a lie?
The thrillingly dark conclusion to the No. 1 New York Times bestselling DIVERGENT trilogy.
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.
As I said before, this book took me a long time to read and although I am blaming part of that on life, its also because I was struggling a little. Unlike the other two books, this one is told from both Tris AND Tobias’ perspectives. For the most part, this whole book is told from alternating points of view. Chapter One starts off as Tris, then Chapter Two is Tobias. Three is Tris and Four is Tobias. And so on, and so on. I found this incredibly difficult to follow at first and often ended up flicking back to the beginning of the chapter, to double check whose perspective I was reading from. However, that said, after finding Tobias and Tris annoying in book 2, I was also struggling generally with storyline.
Well sorry folks, but I actually loved.
After a struggle with the first half of the book, I really got hooked by the second half. I sobbed my way through the last few chapters and yes while it was a sad ending, I still found it a very satisfying ending. Sometimes not everything can be “happily ever after” I”m afraid. For me, the ending was perfect and really the only way it could have ended (or at least similarly). I would definitely recommend these books to anyone and I think if you give them a chance you’d enjoy them. I lent all three books to my mum over this last weekend and she took two of them away with her over a period of four days. She’d read both by the time she came back and couldn’t wait to get into the third, which she’s now read too. She loved all three, found them very easy to get into and like me, felt the ending was really good (and quite unexpected). I’m pleased to have found someone else who did enjoy them and felt like the third book was a good end to the Trilogy. Now I just have to decide what to get into next!