Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

September 9, 2014 Blog, Book Reviews 2

Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on 10-22-13
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 526
Source: Purchase
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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

I really enjoyed Divergent so much so that I had to create my top ten loves in my Divergent Book Review! And then my feelings on Insurgent just plummeted!

Ok, so I tried getting back on the Divergent band wagon hoping that book three would be the saving grace. Book two wanted to kill me I think but I made it through. I have to admit it wound up being good but I had to push through all the drama to get to this one.

Which starts with more drama.

Personally, I have a question for the fans… why, WHY are Four and Triss together? These two just kill me. It seems that they argue more than they talk. Until they start kissing and then they both forgive the other one’s transgressions until the next transgression. Relationships are not just about kissing! This drove me crazy.

I have to admit I did start getting into this one. Probably when Triss told Four off. Yay!! I think I did a happy dance! I mean seriously, I was over their bickering! That was also right around when the real drama in this one kicked in. And it was really real this time. Unlike the first two which held a ton of drama, they did not seem to really catch my attention and I got so tired of the angst. This one, however, was definitely a book three. Much better than the first two, questions are answered (finally) and things came together. Sadly, some of those things aren’t how I would have imagined and by the end I was freaking nearly crying over this.


So… I guess I’m a fan now. I joined the band wagon really kicking and screaming but this one really did it for me. More than anything else, I enjoyed the plot in this one and Triss really came into her own. I wound up liking her more in this than in the first two.



The Author

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth”

  1. Rita @ My Home of Books

    Wow..still digesting this review. I just posted a comment about another trilogy, Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches–similar to this dilemma. Loved the first book, have heard great buzz about book 3, but have to get through book 2 (which was not enjoyable to many bloggers I follow) to get to this great book.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the third book and it turned out pretty good for you. I read Divergent and really enjoyed it! I didn’t feel inclined to continue the series after my eldest told me book two was meh. This would make a good discussion topic: what to do if you want to finish up a trilogy but have to get through a blah book to get there? Thanks!!
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    • Christina

      Great question! My sister-in-law thought that book two wasn’t needed at all but I do think that it is to understand how they get to book three. Thank goodness for the movies. I hate to say it but I really liked this movie and cannot wait to see the changes they make in Triss and Four’s relationship. Those two just killed me in book two! I actually have book two of the Discovery of Witches and have yet to start it! I’ll have to try to push through and have book three waiting as an incentive!