01 November 2013

Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

From Goodreads: "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."

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent, #3 
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance, Post Apocalyptic
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
So that's it? That's how the series concludes? Well, that's disappointing. No, it didn't pull me in as much as the first two books did. In fact, I find a lot of what happens here boring and uninteresting. Sure, it answers questions and explains a lot but I just couldn't bring myself to care, let alone keep up with the plot. I never truly felt immersed in the story. I kept waiting for something, anything to happen, but nothing really pulled me out of my stupor. I was looking for explosions, I guess, but all I got was a pop. Well, I was probably hoping for something altogether different, so I will not be too harsh with my rating. I did love Divergent and Insurgent after all. It just bums me out that I never, at any point, felt as invested to the characters as I was in the previous books. I thought the plot line is weak, and the characters, no matter how major, flat. Even that thing in the end felt uneventful and routine to me. I never expected for it to end the way that it did though. Up to the last page, I was hoping that there's more to it than that but 1) unless this is a vampire novel, which obviously, it isn't, then yep, that is pretty much it and 2) silly me for wanting a happy ending.