Published: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Book’s
Paperback: 526 pages
Genre: YA, Romance, Sci-Fi
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“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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.” – Goodreads
After recently watching Insurgent I felt a renewed vigor to finish this series. So I picked up Allegiant. I expected excitement and revelations, and at first I was hopeful, but it felt like the story took too long to get to a point, and soon I was bored. The booked picked up in the middle and I felt like I was reading what I came for. However, even though things picked up at the end, it still left me puzzled about why the book had to go this direction. I feel like Allegiant is completely different from Divergent and Insurgent, and not in a good way. It wasn’t bad, I liked it, but I wanted to love it, just like I did the first two books in the series!
Don’t get me wrong, Tris and Four were still awesome, and so where all the other characters. I just felt they were played out and I expected more of them. Caleb never evolved the way I thought he would, and there was a general stagnant feeling.
This book could have been 200 pages shorter to be honest. Maybe it would have been less boring.
I just can’t with the ending. It just didn’t suit this series. I don’t even know what to say.
“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.”
This got a 5/10 from me.