Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Author:  Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent, Book 3
Year: 2013
Publisher:  Harper Audio
Narrators:  Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford

Goodreads Summary:
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.

I have loved this series from the first book. Divergent and Insurgent were both fast paced thrillers. Roth slowed the pace down quite a bit in Allegiant and spent quite a bit of time in Tris and Four's heads helping us see how they think and resolve some internal issues and grow as characters. That change took a bit of getting used to but in the end, I went with it. But what about that ending? Yes, I've read all the reviews talking about how horrible the book is and how disappointed everyone is with it. Was I disappointed with it? Of course, I wasn't happy that there wasn't the HEA that I want to see in my books. I always want things to work out perfectly for my characters. HEA's make me feel like there's hope in the world. After all if my characters can make it in their dire circumstances, then there's a chance that things will work out for me. But what do I ultimately want from my books? I want them to make me feel emotions whether it be happiness, fear or sadness. Come on, admit it, you love a good cry.  In the end, that's what Allegiant did. It broke my heart and made me cry. Years from now, when somebody brings up this story, what I will remember is the emotions I felt. And in my mind, that makes a good story.


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