Saturday, November 30, 2013

Review: Allegiant By: Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was so excited for this book, almost ripped it from my poor teens hands when she put it aside to finish another before diving into this - What? Didn't she want to know what happened to Four, what about Tris? The Divergent?? This was the soap opera I had entered into, the dystopia of factions and uprisings, of relatives that turn on each other (is that where Survivor got it's idea for the last season, faction before blood)...
I turned my back on Black Friday and opened Allegiant thinking that Ms. Roth would lead the reader further down into the path of the amazing story she has created only to find myself angry. The book filled unnecessarily with over 200 pages of what I would consider nothingness, with a conclusion that was to bring the city resolution and a book that brought answers but seemed more like a cop out and yet could have been a good idea.
The factionless have taken over and the Allegiant are gathering for an uprising, but they must go beyond the borders, beyond what they know to search for answers. A few select, including Four (who sometimes goes as Tobias) and Tris, go out and find the Bureau. The answers they find lead to more questions and the uncovering of greater lies. Yet, only one truth remains and that is that only they can save what they hold dear and it is only through love and sacrifice that they can do that - no, I will not give a spoiler..that is enough.
I needed an end to the series and I got one. It's just that simple.

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