Published on: October 6th 2015
Published by: HarperCollins
Series: Divergent #3
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Divergent (Divergent #1)
Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent #0.1-0.4)
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.
This is exactly what your face will be looking like once you have finished this book. Be warned!
If you have finished reading Allegiant and you are looking for a review that talks about all the bits that we can’t talk about without ruining it for everyone, check out my Spoiler Review Video here.
I talk about the good stuff, the bad stuff and THAT ending!
Beautiful and heart breaking in the most amazing ways, Allegiant is the ending that we have all been waiting for. Veronica Roth knows how to finish a trilogy, and is an author who is not afraid to make the hard choices that other authors struggle with in order to produce a literary masterpiece.
“I don’t need to relive my fears anymore. All I need to do now is try to overcome them.”
This review is going to be difficult, I only finished Allegiant a few hours ago and I’m still raw with the emotions a finale like this one produces. There’s so much I want to talk about, but can’t as it would spoil it for everyone who hasn’t finished yet, and I wouldn’t do that to you guys. So it’s going to be hard, but I’m going to be good, and share my feelings without sharing some of the things that make this book extraordinary.
“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.“
One main thing that you immediately notice with this book it that it’s not just from Tris’ POV, this time we get to see things from inside Tobias/Four’s head as well. We’ve learnt a lot about him the past two books, about his past and his fears, but being able to see how he really feels about himself, the choices he has made and will make, and the consequences of these choices is at times very interesting, and other times heartbreaking.
“I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.”
Insurgent ends with the revelation that there is life outside of their city, and in this book Tris, Tobias and a select few venture out to see if there is a better life waiting them outside their now broken city. New discoveries both intrigue and scare them, and Roth manages to present this strange new world perfectly from Tris and Tobias’ POV.
“I’ll say it one last time: Be brave.”
This book, although still jam packed with action moments feels like a much calmer book in which the characters are trying to figure out who they are, what they want and where they belong. It really does feel like a finale, with our characters making the decisions that will define their futures, however long/short they may be.
“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”
Allegiant is our final goodbye to the characters we have grown to love and hate these past 3 books. Roth is an amazingly strong author who is able to make the tough decisions that result in devastation and heartbreak, but also manages to show us the love within this family she has created and who have stuck together through some extremely tough times.
After you’ve read the book you should definitely check out this post Veronica Roth did about Allegiant and why she made the decisions she did. (Warning: contains spoilers!)
“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.
But sometimes it doesn’t.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
That is the sort of bravery I must have now.“
Allegiant shows us the beauty of the human race, and the courage it takes to be honest, the dedication to be intelligent, the kindness to be peaceful, the strength to be brave and the sacrifice to be selfless.
I would recommend this book to fans of: YA Dystopian, dystopian worlds, rebellions, strong female leads, weirdly organised societies, the hunger games