Wednesday, October 30
Book Review: Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: EBook 328
Summary: 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.
My Rating: 7.25/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I didn't like this book as much as the first two in the series, but it was an enjoyable read and I think it was a good way to wrap up the trilogy as a whole.
I didn't like how both Tris and Four had alternating narratives because I think the author didn't do a good enough job at separating their individual voices. It felt like the same narrator telling me the story, not to separate and very different people. I think that was what threw me off the book the most was it was written with two different people narrating the book - but their personalities, individual voices were lost. I also found both the writing and the story as a whole to be bland, especially compared to the other two books, this one just didn't have that same grab to the story as the other two did. There were some interesting twists and turns throughout the book, which I enjoyed, but I was never given enough answers, there were far too many things left open at the end - it mad the book feel more like another story in the series, rather than a final book in the trilogy.
The ending surprised me the most, or at least some events that lead up to the ending - kudos to the author for doing what she did. It was shocking, but it worked extremely well for the story and the development of the characters. The rest of the ending was a bit of a letdown it felt a little rushed, but wow did one part have a shock value - it's probably what re-grabbed my attention for this book, as I found I just wasn't as invested in this book as I was with the first two.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it's not the best of the trilogy, but well worth reading, especially if you enjoy dystopian young adult fiction.
What to read next: Hunger Games
Challenges: 2013 Category Challenge