Thursday, January 2, 2014

Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3)

ALLEGIANT (Divergent #3)
by Veronica Roth

Genre: YA Dystopia


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


What can I say of Allegiant?

After reading it, it took me long enough to write my review. I had so many mixed feelings so I had to process it.
I so wanted to love it! :( I really did.

No happy dance, no excitement. NOTHING, NADA,NICHTS, NIENTE!

I gave it 3 stars because this was (until Allegiant) one of my favorite series ever. Honestly it felt like reading something entirely different.

Veronica's writing is always impeccable and entertaining but this time it had so many plot holes or silly reasons for what happened that I thought WTF?!?!?! at least once every 2 pages.

The characters lost their personalities somewhere between Insurgent and Allegiant. For example, Four became a pouty-insecure-silly-baby. I mean, we are talking about FOUR, the guy with only 4 fears and that was so obsessive or in control of them that kept facing them with the serum over and over and here it's a different person.
Tris was ok, even a little braver. 
Caleb lost his opportunity to redeem himself.
The new addittions were not important at all.

Going over the fence was a nice twist but what was outside was the most cliche thing ever! I was not expecting that of a skilled author as Roth.

The end, was not bittersweet. It was sad and rushed IMHO and I disagree with what happened because if you want to pull that off there has to be a MAJOR reason to do it. Like, giving meaning to all the story. You don't do that unless you totally need to. And here there was no freaking reason for it. I think maybe the author wanted to cause some shock or whatever.  

AND NOW IT'S THE MOMENT WHERE THE SPOILERS WILL START SO IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK, STOP HERE. (of course, I think by now everyone knows what happens but just in case)

When I was talking about the fence thing, and I said it was a cliché... I mean, seriously? the U.S government and a genetic experiment? SERIOUSLY?????????????????????????????????????????? Creating such an incredible and complex world in books 1 and 2 to blame it on the government...and make it like a low quality Truman show...

I'm not a sympathizer, I don't even live in the U.S but everything has to be solved blaming genetics and the government? It's so low. It was the easy way. It changed everything. The author could have made Tris queen of the divergents and make her have the faction's serum for breakfast while dancing in a hula skirt and it would have been more realistic. No. No. No.

And regarding Tris, you don't kill a main character just because it happened to be someone with a gun in the same room as her. Again NO.NO.NO! You just don't. You kill a main character only when it's strictly necessary. Take J.K Rowling's example. As much as that end made me sad, it was understandable. Here, Tris died for NOTHING. 

Oh! And one more thing! David killed Tris and as then his memory was erased... nothing happened to him... WTF???

And don't make me start with my thoughts about the fact that Evelyn stopped the war she was planning since forever, because her son who hated her until 2 days before, decided to go tell her how much he loved her eventhough she spent her whole life neglecting him. 

Oh well, anyway, I think Veronica Roth is a great writer and I'm sad I didn't like this one.

I hope you liked it,


  1. Awww. I still have to read book 2 yet so I did stop at the warning :)

    1. I'm glad you stopped! hehe, It is a great series though, but I was a little dissapointed with the end. I hope you enjoy Insurgent!



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