Saturday, October 26, 2013


by Veronica Roth

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Fiction

Synopsis:  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 know, 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 bestselling 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.
From the book jacket

Review:  I could not wait to get my hands on this book because I loved the first two so much.  I read this book in less than 3 days so clearly it was engaging and a quick read.  At first I was thrown off by the switching point of views.  It really took adjustment after the other 2 books being written just from Tris's point of view.  After a while it got easier.  But this book lacked depth both in the plot and in the characters.  I did not like the character of Four as much in this book and I wonder if that is because we can see his inner workings due to chapters being told from his perspective.  He lost his strength and became like a lost little boy.  The other characters lost their depth as well and became very one dimensional.  There was a big rebellion in this story but the preparation of it and the actual rebellion was such a short part of the book.  I'm not sure what they did the rest of the book!  Well actually I do know, Tris and Four made out quite a bit which was completely unnecessary-you can skip over those parts without missing anything!  The whole story line didn't seem to fit in with the other two books for me.  I expected something totally different to be outside the walls.  The ending was wrapped up neatly-there are no loose ends which is something that always bothers in my books and for that I am thankful that they author did that.   But I just wanted so much more from this book! 

Rating: 3 stars


  1. OK, I didn't read your review because I didn't want to see any spoilers, but I am very disappointed that you only gave it a 3. Bummer! But at least I feel better that I'm still number 367 on the wait list....

    1. I really tried hard not to put any spoilers in there. I could have written more!