Allegiant (Divergent #3)

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Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

 

“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.”

– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18710190-allegiant)

 

This is another book that kind of ruins the trilogy. It is, in my opinion, a common thing to happen in dystopian series. The first book is awesome, the second one is passable, and the third one is a wreck. It has happened with other trilogies, like Maze Runner, Darkness Before Dawn, Uglies… And now the Divergent trilogy joins this team.

My biggest issue is not the end (though I didn’t like it), but the fact that the plot completely changed directions, and that really confused me. I spent almost half of the book trying to understand what as going on (really missed some sort of recap). During the other half, I had given up understanding, I was just turning the pages to finish it. And I have to admit that I skimmed over some parts. I also thought that the ending didn’t make much sense (I’m not going to spoil it, but I’ll say it has something to do with Tris).

I didn’t enjoy the romance. There is not much of it, and the little there is did not, in my opinion, add to the story. I also didn’t like the fact that the author kept pushing a message at me (to be honest, I don’t care much for books that push a message at me every couple pages, they have to me way more subtle than this).

What saddens me is that Divergent was one of the first dystopian books I read, and I remember being so excited while I read this, that to have it end like this is just depressing. At this point, I don’t think I’ll watch the movie, especially as I know it will end in a big wreck.

Rating: 1 out of 5

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