Saturday, 9 August 2014

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)(source: I own a copy of this book.)
I can’t say that I loved this book, in fact I thought it was a bit of a weird end to the series, but the author was certainly bold to end things the way she did.

I did like Tris and Tobias in this book, although the dual perspectives were so confusing! I don’t know whether this was just because I was used to just getting Tris’ side of things, but boy did I have to repeatedly turn back to the beginning of the chapter to work out whose perspective I was reading.

The storyline in this was not what I was expecting, and I thought it was actually pretty odd. In fact this book veered more towards the sci-fi category rather than the dystopian category for me, (and yes I know that dystopian is classified as a branch off from sci-fi on Goodreads) and it just wasn’t what I expected at all.
There was some romance, but not much. This book didn’t really focus on the romance aspect, although it kind of became clear why by the time we got to the end.

The ending to this was also pretty odd, and it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting either. I have to say that one event was a bold move by the author, even if it did ruin the happily ever after, even if for me, that was the most exciting part of the book!
Overall; strange conclusion, but enjoyable overall,
8 out of 10.

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