Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth (2013)


YA Fiction | Dystopian2 StarsBlurb:

“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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to 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. ”


pooled ink Review:

** spoiler alert **

Veronica Roth is a very talented author and I absolutely loved this journey with Tris and Tobias.

Allegiant, however, left me wanting.

Roth most certainly had a higher-level, intriguing idea but unfortunately its execution was sub-par. The ethical concepts, while handled expertly in the first two books, got out of control in Allegiant and became chaotic and simply annoying.
Rather than inspire a revelation it created apathy.
By chapter 24 it was more than obvious the direction in which the book was heading and it contained zero lure or interest to continue reading. The book wasn’t even halfway through its story and I was already over it. I did not feel the suction that I felt with Divergent and Insurgent.

The first two books were rather exceptional with Divergent as the best written and most creative of the trilogy.
Allegiant, unfortunately, was simply obvious, ranting, and irritating.

And no, this is not all a reaction stemming from the “shocking” death of Tris in the end (although I do admit that I would have preferred a happy ending for Tris and Tobias and I have a smidge of an issue with the circumstances but blah blah blah no time for that nonsense). I’m not sure what it was but maybe an alien took over my brain and flipped the grumpy switch.

A disappointing conclusion to the trilogy (and yeah, I’m aware that I am in the minority with this opinion). But hey maybe the movie will be better?


Posted on Goodreads on December 2, 2013

amazon icon_tiny Purchase here: Allegiant 

Check out the rest of the series: Divergent (Divergent #1) and Insurgent (Divergent #2)

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