Title: Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA, Dystopian.
Release Date: October 22nd 2013
Where Acquired: Kindle Store.
– Best Book Price: £7.99 Kindle Price: £6.65 (as of when posted)
A Cover From Elsewhere (German):
(Google Translation of ‘Die Bestimmung, Letzte Entscheidung ‘ is The Determination, Final Decision)
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.
This book has been long awaited for me as I originally planned to buy it the moment it came out. However I was on a book ban at the time (So I could catch up with the books that I have already baught) and had to wait to buy it after Christmas.Then Finally a few weeks ago, I got round to reading it. Some of you may be wondering why I didn’t read it as soon as I baught it, as I was so eager to do so. But one of my friends accidentally told me the ending making it harder for me to get in the right mindset to want to read it (All of you who have read it will know what this ending was like and I will touch on this more later).
As always this novel was captivating and exciting. It was amazing to see how far Tris, and the others had come from the first novel and it was heartbreaking to have to leave their world. But finally after so much curiosity and wondering we finally got to see what was on the other side of the boarder! The plot was finally explained, and in a spectacular way I must say. We find out more about the experiment and why it needed to be done and we learn a lot about our most beloved and most hated characters along the way. Tris, Tobias, Christina and Uriah are all so brave and courageous with hearts that are both loving and strong. The theme of revolution that is so common in dystopian fiction was carried on, leaving our characters to face more than they ever could have imagined and a much bigger threat than they ever had in chicago (The name given to their experiment town). It was great also to learn more about our character’s families and origins, giving them even more realistic depth.
I love the way that this novel put everything into a new perceptive. Looking back at the other novels, the threats that our characters faced in those seemed petty and small compared to that in this book. This book made everything else seen in the last two novels, seem small and insignificant compared to the massive drowning world of the last book. And this is one of the reasons that I admire Veronica Roth so much, the only other author I can think of who has achieved this with such great impact is Rick Riordan, one of my all time favorite writers.
*THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH WILL CONTAIN SOME MASSIVE SPOILERS THAT I COULD NOT HELP BUT WRITE ABOUT, SO IF YOU ARE YET TO READ THE BOOK, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW ANY FURTHER.*
I also have to admire Veronica for the ending! one thing I have to say is that lady has guts! No other writer that I personaly have read has killed off the main protagonist!
Having Tris die was devastating and heartbreaking, but the way in which she died created one of the bravest, most brilliant and selfless characters that I have ever known. She sacrificed herself to save all of Chicago, as did many other characters. But more importantly, she sacrificed herself to save her brother. Any other reader out there, if like me, they have a brother, you must know how it would have felt to be in Tris’ position. I personally would do the same for my brother and this is what makes the book so real and gritty, with such a deep plot with characters that are so emotionally raw and beautiful. I couldn’t help but experience what was happening along with our characters, and that is one of the reasons to why it was so heartbreaking to see the events that lead up to Tris’ death unfold. Even though I knew that she was going to be killed off in the end, it didn’t make the novel any less emotional for me, and this shows you what a good writer that Roth is.
To be honest though, one of the most heartbreaking, tear inducing things for me was that after reading two and a third novels though Tris’ eyes and with Tris’ voice, to have it suddenly stop… well, that was the worst part. It just left me feeling empty inside.
On a more positive note however, Tris’ send off was breathtakingly beautiful and a great way to say goodbye one of the best characters I have read about. And, after a spell of many books with sudden and rubbish endings, this one was bittersweet and perfect, letting you get a glimpse of our favorite character’s future and a glimpse on life after the novel, which personally I loved.
I want to wish a big goodbye to the world of Divergent, and thank you for making my life much more interesting for a while! and thank you Veronica Roth for writing one of the deepest and most heartbreaking novels I have ever read.
“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”
“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.”
“I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me–they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”
Wait, One Last Thing…
Keep an eye out for Divergent the film! In Cinemas Now!
I Shall be watching this film this Thursday so I will write up a review when I can. Keep an eye out!
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