Friday, November 1, 2013

"Allegiant" by Veronica Roth: A Non-Spoilery and a Spoilery Review in Two Parts

Series: Divergent #3
Genre: Dystopia
Publication: October 22, 2013 by Harper Collins
Format: Hardback, 526 Pages
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars

From Goodreads: 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 will be reviewing this book in two parts. The first is a Non-Spoiler Review (of Allegiant- however it will discuss the previous books). The second review at the bottom (which I will warn you about a head of time) will be a SPOILER review. Just a heads up! 

My Thoughts: SPOILER FREE: I don't even know where to being with this. Some of you will hate it, loathe it, and throw it at your bedroom door. Others, like myself, will love it. Allegiant was amazing for me. I read it without being spoiled first (thank God), but I did know that readers were finding it very upsetting. The backlash this book created was just ridiculous. So, yes I was worried. But I trucked on and it was worth it. I can also safely say, that this was probably one of the better endings to a series I've read in some time. I completely loved it and I will definitely continue to recommend the books and go see the films.


SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

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SPOILER REVIEW: Okay, I understand why people are angry when first finishing the book. It was shocking to find out that Tris died. It was upsetting. I sobbed like a baby and hid under my covers. BUT it made sense to me. The whole time I was reading it, I was getting more and more upset because I thought Four was gonna be offed and I was just NOT okay with that. He still had too much to figure out about who he was and how he could contribute to the rebellion. When I read Tris's last chapter I was obviously shocked, but I was also weirdly... content? That's not the right word, but I felt like things where as they should be. It made sense to me that Tris would die in that rebellion because she was the hero... and not just a hero, but one who made the hard decisions and accepted them. It was more then that though... at her heart, Tris was brought up in Abnigation- the faction that believed in sacrificing everything for the good of the community, to be selfless above all else. While Tris was more than Abnigation or Dauntless, it makes sense that she took the best part of if each faction with her. So of course, OF COURSE, she would sacrifice herself for Caleb and for the rebellion. And that IS what she did. She didn't want to go, but she knew she had to and she accepted that. 

Honestly, I think it was just perfect.

My Rating:
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