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– Goodreads
Although neither of her previous two books have been reviewed here, Tina and I are fairly big Roth fans. Tina and I both lucked out and met her about a year ago in September of 2012 in Las Vegas and it was a blast. Of course, that being said, from my point of view the hype started to ruin Allegiant for me. It was SO hyped up and SO shoved down my throat that by the time October 22nd came around I no longer truly cared.
Did that stop me from reading? HAHA OF COURSE NOT. It also didn’t stop Tina from emailing me going “HEY YOU I READ SPOILERS. ANGST! ANGST! ANGST!” Because if we have made anything known during our time as book bloggers it is that Tina is my Queen of Angst and I am her Queen of le Fluff. Of course after reading the first two books I should have known going into this that it would be full full full of angst and oh how it was. HOPES AND DREAMS YOU WERE DAAAAASHED.
This book picks up right where the second book, Insurgent, left off but what is different is it is now told from two points of view: Tris and Four. I was a fan of this brilliant move by Roth, I feel I got to know more about both characters through this technique. That being said, a lot of this novel felt like a giant info dump for me. I personally felt like half of it could have been erased and I wouldn’t have missed a thing. Plus, by the end Tris and Four sounded exactly the same to me. I flipped back multiple times to see who’s POV I was reading because through context I truly had no idea.
Also, and I cannot believe I’m saying this (and oh Tina won’t either), I was sick of Tris and Four. They were just…blah. One wanted to talk, the other wanted to make out. There was a huge lack of communication between them to the point I wanted to slap them more than I cared to do anything else.
What Roth did have going for this novel was the twist and turns. Which Roth has gotten major flack for, (SPOILERS AHOY THERE IN THAT LINK) but by the time the twists and turns happened, I really, sadly, no longer cared. I just wanted the series to be done with at that point.
While this book, and this series, had a lot going for it, it also had a lot going against it which ultimately affected me more than what was going for it.