Sunday, November 3, 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

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.

The final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy was amazing, thought provoking and devastating. I don’t know exactly what I was anticipating, but this book took the series in a whole different direction then I was expecting. Veronica is a wildly talented author and immensely confident in her storytelling, she was also unafraid to use the worst qualities in a person and turn them into something good. I enjoyed the different point of views (Tris and Tobias); it gave me a more intimate and more complete view of their relationship. This book left me emotionally drained, yes, but I don’t understand why there are so many people out there that didn’t like this ending, or “demand a better one” from Veronica.  I loved it from beginning to end. While I hated, and I do mean HATED a the result of a certain event; I also understood why it happened.  Did it HAVE to happen like that? Maybe not, but in my opinion it was necessary to be true to the character. There could be no growth in this dystopian future without sacrifice, and it had to be from someone who would truly make a difference. This sacrifice saved the lives of countless others, and allowed the violent revolution against the factions to end peacefully.

While there wasn’t as much physical action in this book compared to the others, it was brimming with movement. The characters were in constant motion where the story was concerned, and I think they truly grew into their full potential by the end. While a lot of the genetic-specific stuff confused me a little (I have zero brain capacity for science-y stuffs), it really helped me to understand the world Tris lived in, or at least the one she thought she lived in. 

Veronica wrapped up this series with absolute perfection that left me emotionally ruined, but also completely satisfied and content. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never read this book or the series, but heard many great things about it. Looks like a great book :)


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