Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent #3)
Contains spoilers for Divergent and Insurgent
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
After growing up in an isolated faction based society, discovering the truth about her city has changed everything Tris Prior thought she knew.
I’ll start this review off by saying that I really enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent. I adored them when I first read them and they held up well to reread last month. I know the series has it’s critics, but I’m not one of them!
Allegiant gets some serious hate, but honestly I kind of liked it. It does have a completely different tone as the story has evolved, but it suits the direction Veronica Roth has been taken. It’s hard to create a satisfactory ended, but I liked that Roth didn’t take a obvious route and she managed to create a genuinely shocking ended (or it would have been if I hadn’t been spoiled…). Overall I thought the story was good, but not amazing. It was an OK ending to a trilogy I love.
The one big thing that bugged me about this book though: the dual perspective. I rarely love multiple perspectives. But I found it really jarring in this case to go from Tris’ POV, to switching to Four’s. To be honest I didn’t really care about his chapters (So I definitely won’t be checking out Four).
What did you think about the books in this series?