Saturday, 2 November 2013


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.

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. (Summary via goodreads)

Minor spoilers.

I was so excited for this book. I have literally been waiting for months and every time I thought about it or it was mentioned I would get excited. I think that kind of anticipation can only go two ways; either you absolutely love it or you’re severely disappointed.

Unfortunately, for me it was the latter.              

I finished it a couple of days ago and although I wanted to write a review straight away, I decided to let it sink in a little first. I’m glad I did, because I think if I’d written this a few days back it would be one angry rant about the ending, which I think I’m now coming to terms with.

Firstly, I was never that keen on the plot from the get-go. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t expect them to manage to get out of the city so easily and so early on in the book. The elements of action and mystery were my favorite parts of the first two books in the trilogy, but for me, Allegiant was missing both. I didn’t understand why the book needed to be so long, and I have to admit that I felt like it dragged quite a bit.

Saying all that though, I still did enjoy reading it for some reasons. Mainly being able to read about the characters again, I especially liked the story line with Caleb, I wish there was more of it.  However, I found myself getting sick of reading about Tobias and Tris (which I thought would never happen). The main issue I had with them was that their plot focused around jealousy and their sex life. I’ve read countless YA trilogies that do the same thing, drag out the sexual tension until the third book and then make it a main plot point. One, I don’t think its realistic and two, there were so many other things happening that I was more interested in.

As for the ending, I both liked it and hated it. I didn’t like what happened, but then I don’t think I would have been satisfied with a ‘happily ever after’ ending either, so I’m starting to accept what happened.

 Sorry if this is a ramble, I didn’t want to spoil anything major as I know that people are still waiting on their copies to be delivered or don’t have it for other reasons.

If any of you guys have read it I’d love to know if you liked it or not?


  1. You are in the majority about this one. It looks like Roth is on a lot of $h!t lists. People are going nuts, of course, there is the distinct possibility that they were at least pretty nutty to begin with. Most of the bloggers' reviews I've read have been much like yours. Over at Book Riot they have a lot of the nuts talking trash about Veronica Roth and the end of Allegiant.

  2. I loved it, although I was very heartbroken with the ending. To me (to avoid spoilers) I didn't think that death was necessary, and it just didn't have a huge impact on me. Although I loved it, I was still quite disappointed with Allegiant. It just didn't have the same magic as the first two books, and I found myself rushing it through just to find out what happens (and not because I wanted to know). However, I respect Veronica Roth's very brave actions regarding how she ended this series.

    I wrote a blog post on my thoughts of that plot twist and ending, if you'd like to read more opinions:

    New follower--I really like your blog! Looking forward to reading more of your reviews.
    -Holly @ Part of that World :)

  3. I totally agree with you! I just finished this book and I don't really know what to think. It was both great and bad. As you said it was lacking in a lot but it was still interesting. I think I'm still undecided whether I like it or not. Great review!
    Here's mine:

  4. Oh no...*bites fingernails* You're making me worried!!! I haven't read Allegiant yet, but I have it on hold @ my library. But, I did like your review! I found your blog though the Teen Blogger Group on GoodReads, and I like it!!! (not sure how to follow though!)

    OMG, YOU LIVE IN LONDON?!?!?!?!? Lucky!!!! Now this book isn't set in London, its set in Paris, but you should SO read it!! The book is Anna and the French Kiss. The title is...weird, but the book. Is. Great.

    <3 Your blog!

    Carissa Bookworm,
    Literary Excursions From A Girl Trapped In Reality---my blog that I REALLY need to update.
    Jagged Edge/ the blog I review for.

  5. I've read Divergent and honestly I didn't even like that too much. So although I own the other two books, I have yet to read them and I'm really not even sure if I will.

  6. I agree! I love love loved Divergent so was so shocked and very disappointed with the end of Insurgent! Stunned!

  7. Yes another here who was gutted with the last book. I really didn't like it at all.