Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spoiler-Free Mini Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

Title: Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published:  October 22, 2013
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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 compare reading a book series to dating.  That first book is new and exciting – learning about and getting to know the characters, fluttery feels, and butterflies in the stomach.  But with the books that follow, either you fall into a more stable and steady relationship or… you part ways.  While Divergent was all about falling in love and Insurgent had us hitting some rocky times, it was Allegiant that reminded me why I fell in love and ensured that I stayed. It makes me so incredibly sad that there were spoilers floating around cyber space and that there was so much outrage at the choices Ms. Roth made (even sadder that some readers have chosen not to read Allegiant based on the hype *boo hiss*).   The bottom line is that Veronica Roth’s writing is wonderful, and this book is amazing and exciting.  If her story can create that much turmoil, tie you up in that many knots, and make your heart sputter time and time again… then she has done her job and she has done it well.  It doesn’t matter whether you agree with those choices or not.  These books have always encouraged bravery, and I feel this author made some very courageous decisions regarding the story.  I admire that, and I appreciate the closure that was given.  Did it hurt my heart?  More than I can say, but I loved it all the same.  Be Brave, indeed. 

"I understand why she did all those things, 
but that doesn't mean we aren't still broken."

My Rating: 1/2


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