By Veronica Roth. Book #3 of the Divergent Trilogy. Grade A
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. 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.
So finally, I am reviewing Allegiant! I read this book about 3 weeks back, but didn’t get enough time to review it. (There may be some spoilers here of Divergent and Insurgent for those who haven’t read them!)
Just like Insurgent began from where Divergent left, Allegiant begins immediately from where Insurgent ended. Tris reveals the secret that was entrusted to the Abnegation and what the Abnegation were killed for. The faction system was created as an experiment to cure the chaos of the world outside and Divergents were actually the indicator that the experiment was succeeding. Once there were enough Divergents, they were supposed to go outside the limits of the city and discover and help the world outside. This puts the entire city into a huge shock. In the meantime, Erudite has been overthrown and now the city is being controlled by the factionless, led by Tobias’s mother, Evelyn.
Tris wanted to go out and explore, but this was almost impossible under the rule of Evelyn. Tris at last gets the help of the Allegiant, a group of individuals who support the original cause of creating the city of Chicago and who want to explore the world outside. She, along with Christina and Tobias and a few others decides to leave Chicago. But the world outside turns out to be way more daunting than they ever imagined. And the truth about their city is not what it seems! There are a lot of politics involved and there is no one you can actually trust. Tris gets to know a lot of things about her family that she never knew and again it is upon her to decide some things that would change everything forever.
I actually loved the book which comes with a lot of surprises. It is totally capable of making you cry and laugh from time to time and there were some parts like the one where Tris and her friends are told about aeroplanes, which made me thing, would something like this ever happen in our future?
The book is written with an alternate narration of Tris and Tobias, and I am sure that is because of the unexpected ending that went so viral on the web! But the ending didn’t disappoint me even a bit because it was really well written and I would love to watch it in the movie in the near future.
The disappoint of the book was the romance of Tris and Tobias. It was too clouded with misunderstandings and anger from both almost till the end.That resembled a lot to the story of Mockingjay and I didn’t like it even one bit. I felt a little repetitive like the story of Insurgent. Apart from that, the book is awesome and I definitely loved reading this entire series.
I recommend it to all of you provided you have read the first to books of the series too!