Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review of Allegiant by Veronica Roth...Kind Of.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Steph's Rating: 3 stars

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 531
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis:

 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.

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.

Steph's Thoughts:

This probably doesn't count as a review, this is just me blowing off A LOT of steam over this book. Maybe a few gifs or memes strewn in along the way, and you should know I only use those in the most extreme of times. 

The follow up to this book was insane. Fans. US FANS, were absolutely just DYING for this. Over one year we had to wait for Allegiant, only to be delivered something just entirely off what we were expecting/wanting. What have we ever done to you, Veronica Roth, to deserve this kind of ending? Was our undying loyalty and support not enough?

You know, it started off alright. Very Divergent-ish kind of start. Started in a way that made me feel: "everything is gonna be okay!". Everything was even alright until say like the very, very end. Like last 50 pages. 

Divergent Series after book 3: 

BOOSH. That was how the world went after that lovely bomb of an ending. Thank you so very much Veronica Roth. Honestly, how am I supposed to even watch the movie next March now? I was looking forward to it so much!

You might have noticed I'm not mentioning the beginning or middle of Allegiant. Well, you can expect Divergent level writing, lots of suspense, and lots of stupidity amongst our characters. But yeah, as I said, everything just seems a lot more bearable compared to the ending. If V ended it better, this book would have garnered a five stars. You know what I can compare this to? Requiem. Everyone remembers the ending to the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver right? We were all just like "WHA--WHA--HUH???". 

Yes. Expect something inspirational at the end of Allegiant. Don't be expecting a perfect happy ending. Prepare yourself for disappointment and angry tears.

My first reaction to this was to just sob. Looked something like this: 

The second reaction was acceptance.

The third reaction was reevaluating reaction number two. Reaction turns into the utmost anger. I finished Allegiant the day it came out. There's a reason this "review" hasn't come out until now. I just didn't even know what to think after it. Mind = Blown.

I'm sure lots of people will be really terrified to read Allegiant after this rant, but I do want to give you a little bit of assurance. I'm sure some people will be perfectly content with the ending to Allegiant, and might even praise V for having the, ahem "BRAVERY", to end the series in such a way. She sure did have guts, I mean, I'm sure some diehard fan is going to be showing up at her front door with a stack of complaints. That is why I'm giving this 3 stars. I can't ignore the good parts of the book that were in the first 400 pages, and I'm also sure there will be plenty of readers out there who won't be happy with the ending, but will just accept it as right. Then there will be the people who will just sit back with a big "REALLY" going through there minds. 

You should read this, you should. It IS the ending to Divergent after all. Every fan deserves to know how it ends. Just brace yourselves. 


  1. i love this review steph! :D (especially the GIFs). although i'm only halfway through right now, i knew by the second chapter that allegiant wasn't going to do the first two justice. and unfortunately, some terrible people just blurt the ending out on places such as instagram, so i do know what ultimately happens in the end. :(

    1. Ahhh knowing is not the same until you actually read it :) Keep reading jess :P


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