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Allegiant by Veronica Roth: YA Review

Book 1: Divergent
Book 2: Insurgent

Allegiant by Veronica Roth. October 2013. Katherine Tegen Books. Goodreads.

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.

The first 2 books in this series I gave 5 of 5 stars. I loved them! I was not expecting this kind of book for the finale of such an action packed dystopian series.

For me, the first 3/4 of the book was slow. I don’t always mind a slow pace, but I do mind when the first 2 books are so intense. At the beginning there was a lot of learning about the world which was cool but didn’t keep my interest. It made me think Roth had planned the first 2 books, but then had to make up unrelated stuff for the last book. It’s all about expectations sometimes, sad but true.

Like I said, it took awhile but when things really started going it was definitely entertaining. Tris was still a fierce but tender character full of despair but love as well. Tobias struggled, and I didn’t like him for a few chapters. But then I realized he’s human with ups and downs that he learned from. I didn’t think he reacted like the Four we knew, but I guess the guy was allowed to change when living such a hard life. I learned from these two main characters about life and love. I actually highlighted quotes in my Kindle which I rarely do.

The ups and downs in their relationship made me not care if they stayed together. Some of their ups felt unnatural after their downs. I felt blah and confused about their relationship.

If you read the first two books in the Divergent series then you HAVE to read Allegiant to find out how their story ends. If this book is made into a movie I think it will be really entertaining. I can’t wait to see Divergent in theaters soon!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details
Sexual: moderate ( kissing, kissing on neck, hands up shirts, premarital sex behind ‘closed doors’)
Language: mild/moderate ( God-6, d-3, bull s-1, s***-5 )
Violence: moderate ( murder, gun fighting, injuries )

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