BOOK REVIEW: ALLEGIANT

I think you’ve all heard about the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. If you haven’t, this trilogy has three books (obviously!): Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant. The main topic of the books is this dystopian world (like most books these days) that young people try to escape. It’s somewhat similar with The Hunger Games, but at the same time different.

The main character of the book(s) is Beatrice Prior (Tris) who at the age of 16 has to choose between the 5 factions their world is divided in: Dauntless, Amity, Abnegation, Candor or Erudite. Normally, they have to choose according to their characteristics or traits they have, as persons. However, there are people who can’t be constrained within the characteristics of only one faction, but rather have traits for all of them (these are usually hunted down), and Tris is one of those people.

To be honest I was really looking forward to reading the third book because I truly enjoyed the first two. The plot was interesting, full of suspense and you were always looking forward to the next chapter. In the third book, on the other hand things were a little different…

The first ten (or so) chapters I was looking forward to the last chapter of the book rather than the next chapter. Then, somewhere around the middle, it got interesting and I finally got excited. Too bad for me, because after another seven chapters (or so) it got boring again and it kept going like that until the end of the book.

Now you might ask why I kept reading it if it was so boring. (I asked myself the same thing every time I was reading a new chapter.) The answer is simple. Because I liked the first two books and I really wanted to see how it ends. And the end was not disappointing. I was actually surprised and shocked by the turn of events.(I don’t know how I didn’t find out the end before reading the book, but it happened.)I wasn’t expecting the ending that it had and I felt like the characters deserved more closure than they were given. Also, I feel like the story of the last book could’ve been condensed in less pages, which I think it would’ve made it more interesting.

All in all, the Divergent Trilogy wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either. If you like The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner you should definitely give it a try.

Have you read Divergent?

Alex D.

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13 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: ALLEGIANT

    1. I love(d) The Hunger Games, both the books and the movies (Even though the last movie was kind of disappointing.) Divergent, on the other hand, were…let’s just say watchable and readable (or at least the first two parts). Now, even though the last book wasn’t great, I’m still looking forward to the movie only to see if I’ll like it better than the book.

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      1. I’m not trying to. I mean it wasn’t bad, but it’s nothing compared to The Hunger Games for example. That’s why I read Allegiant… only to find out how it ends. Haha. But if you want to read a good book try Before I Go To Sleep or The Woman in Black.

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  1. Even though I haven’t posted my review on Allegiant yet, I have read it and I find it interesting that our views are flip flopped. I didn’t enjoy Insurgent as much as I did Allegiant. I feel Insurgent was dull then exciting then dull etc. and I felt like Allegiant was a ride upwards to that (what I thought) was an AMAZING ending, particularly after the ‘bad’ part ^_^ Still loved the series though and I can not wait for the last movie to come out!

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    1. I’m not going to deny the fact that the ending was great in the sense that, I think, it took a lot of courage to do what the author did with the character.But I felt like the rest of the book, or at least the first part could’ve been more concise and still have a great impact on the reader.

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  2. I agree with your assessment here. My issue was that it seemed like Roth backed herself into a corner and didn’t really know how to find her way out again. I felt that the ending wasn’t exactly surprising, because though Tris evolved throughout, her core beliefs and her sense of self did not. But overall the pacing was something to be desired. It felt like it dragged on in places for the sake of giving it length. It’s not to say that the series wasn’t worthwhile.

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  3. I couldn’t agree with you more! It is like I wrote this review! I spent the majority of the book waiting for me to read faster so I could move onto the next book I was interested in. Similar to the HG for me I adored the first one, enjoyed the second one, and couldn’t wait for the third one to be finished. That being said HG was leaps and bounds more enticing IMO!

    P.s you have a wonderful blog, we are very similar! Looking forward to read what you write for 2016 ☺️

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