Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Sorry it's been a while. I've been considering doing book reviews for some time, but I've never really gotten around to doing it - mostly because I suck at explaining things. But I'm going to try it anyway, and if this doesn't really work out, then...whatever. I'm posting this review anyway :P
Warning: SPOILERS!!! You probably do not want to read this if you haven't read Divergent and Insurgent.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent

Book #: 3

My Rating: 3.8 out of 5

Goodreads Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance, Action

(from book jacket)
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.

My Thoughts:
Many of my friends had told me that they didn’t like Allegiant, and as a result, I wasn’t expecting much from the book. And when I actually started reading it, what they said seemed true. The beginning was so boring that it took me a week just to get through the first hundred pages. There were no new developments, nothing interesting happened, and it just felt like it was dragging on. Just when I was thinking that I'd have to force myself through the whole book just in honour of the other two, at around 100 pages in, it suddenly started getting a lot better. From there on, things started picking up.

The world outside the fence is finally revealed, and the questions that you’ve wondered about for the entire series are finally answered. Tris and Tobias’s relationship is developed even further, and in my opinion, becomes more realistic. Tris’s relationship with her brother, Caleb, and Tobias’s with his parents become more in-depth as well. By the end, I actually started to like Caleb again. Christina, Zeke, Uriah, Peter and Cara are all back. And as a plus, there are some really cute Tris and Tobias scenes :D

However, there is also this whole thing where they talk about DNA, and try to give the book a scientific aspect. The explanation really didn't make much sense to me. Just spewing out a bunch of scientific-y sounding names does not make it sound all smart and real. I suppose the basic concept was a good idea, but I just don't see how it would actually work in real life.

And the ending. Oh, the ending. It made me cry!! (Though admittedly, I cry for everything.) It was one of those endings that make me go:

bawling your eyes out after reading a book
Yup, that's pretty much me.
And then my parents walk in and wonder what the heck is wrong with me... heheh :) But they're used to it XD

While it was a sad ending, on the other hand, if the book had ended in any other way, it would have felt unrealistic. I know that lots of people don't agree with the way it ended, and I think I can see where they're coming from. But even though it wasn't flawless and perfect and happy and all that, personally, I’m kind of glad it ended the way it did. It felt like an appropriate ending to me.

Yes, it wasn't perfect, but I think its good points far outweigh the flaws. Allegiant starts out slow, but overall, was a satisfying conclusion to the Divergent trilogy.

Recommended: For everyone who has already read the rest of the series and wants closure.

Worth the read?  Yes.

So there ya go! Hope you liked it. If not, keep it to yourself :) And I warned you I suck at explaining :P

See ya.

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Anonymous 4/07/2014 10:24 PM

Great review! I'm planning to read Allegiant soon.

*Lyn* 4/08/2014 8:48 PM

Aww thank you :) I hope you enjoy it!

Pushya C 4/10/2014 2:05 PM

I have been meaning to read this series! I might! I have been hearing great reviews :)

*Lyn* 4/10/2014 4:54 PM

That's great! And the movie for it just came out too.

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