Thursday, 2 January 2014

Allegiant by Veronica Roth‏

Summary from Goodreads

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.

Hardcover, UK Hardcover, 526 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Harper Collins
My Review
Allegiant was my most anticipated read of the year(2013)....actually, probably ever! But unfortunately I was let down by this final intsalment in a trilogy that previously rocked my bookish world!

I am in no way going to spoil this read for anyone else, but I will say this:

I didn't like the dual narrative. I really thought I would, because really? Any Four action should be a good thing - right? Wrong! I couldn't even tell the differences between Tris and Four's chapters, they blended together and sometimes I found myself having to flip back to the start of the chapter to remind myself who's point of view I was reading.

I didn't get any 'feels' from this book. Nothing really grabbed me, made me nervous, excited or thrilled like the first two books. There were parts of Divergent and Allegiant that my heart was truly in my mouth and I had shivers all over - this one not at all!

Shockingly, I was disinterested in the storyline. I felt that it lost it's excitement and not a lot actually happened. It could of so easily been a 'did not finish' book, but because I am such a huge fan of the series I had to slog on through.

Believe it or not I actually really did think the ending rocked. It was shocking, cut throat and utterly ruthless - which I loved! Veronica Roth showed some true Dauntless style in her execution of the brutally brilliant and super surprising ending - I know it left readers everywhere reeling!

Having been a little....let down by this conclusion, I would like to say that I think Veronica Roth is a fantastic writer that has brought a truly spectacular world to the table here for us all to get lost in. I adored Divergent and Insurgent - I will most definitely be picking up anything she ever writes in the future.

While this book wasn't my cup of tea, here is a link to a readers review who really enjoyed it:

Here are some of my favourite quotes:

' I didn't know that idiocy caused people to just start spontaneously bleeding from the nose.'

'I can feel her in the walls, in the air. I can feel her settled inside me, never to leave again. Death would not erase her, she is permanent.'

'I was so afraid that we would just keep colliding over and over again if we stayed together, and that the eventually the impact would break me. But now I know that I am like the blade and he is like the whetstone-'

2 / 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Harper Collins Children's for the review copy*

1 comment:

  1. Its a shame that you were let down by this one, I was actually really Impressed by it. But I do agree that it wasn't nearly as good as the first two books. But I did quite enjoy the ending ( as well as hated it ). I will joining you in reading any that Veronica Roth writes in the future :)


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