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Reader Eternal, April 17, 2014 (view all comments by Reader Eternal)
This stunning conclusion to Veronica Roth's brilliant dystopian trilogy took my breath away. I am not someone who cries easily when reading a book--it takes quite a bit to move me to tears. The ending of this book left me in tears like no book has for a very, very long time. I would perhaps even venture to say I was actually bawling. This entire trilogy is so incredible. Roth is a courageous, intelligent writer who is not afraid to take risks. I passed over these books so many times without picking them up, and I wish I had read them a long time ago. I'm so glad I finally did!
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The Lost Entwife, March 8, 2014 (view all comments by The Lost Entwife)
This is my week of exploring the world of Veronica Roth, captured in the books of the Divergent trilogy. Unfortunately, after a strong start and middle, Allegiant fell in my esteem. The reason for this is quite simple - and not at all tied to the "shocking" end that had the blogosphere in an uproar (I remember seeing all of that and, having yet to pick up Divergent, just dismissed it because I didn't want a spoiler to hit me. I wasn't spoiled, but I wasn't surprised by the ending either.) That said, there will be a bit of spoilers happening in this review because it's the third book in the series, so don't read on if you haven't read the first two: Divergent and Insurgent.

Here's where Allegiant went wrong for me. The dual narration technique. All this time, I've been in Tris's head. Four has had a mystique about him and, while I still don't get the whole romance angle (except from a marketing point of view), I liked the bit of mystery. Imagine my complete and total disappointment to find that he thinks remarkably similar to Tris. So much so, in fact, that there were times I had to flip back to see just whose head I was currently in. Four was nothing like I imagined him to be, and I really didn't like him that much after being there in his head. Not at all.

That said, I think Roth overstepped in Allegiant as well. Too much in too few pages. Too many factions vying for control weakens them all, and the story by default. I was so confused that, by the end, I was happy to actually see something happen - although the dual perspective tipped me off from the start on what the surprise might just be. I was so disappointed, because really... Divergent was well thought-out and put together but by the time Allegiant began to move it became sloppy and hard to keep track of. Too many people making stupid decision, too much happening out of character (how often have you seen people step down just like that? *snaps fingers*), it just didn't make sense. I understand that there needed to be some kind of neat, package ending all tied up with a bow but the series would have been better ending on chaos and left out there in the air, for the reader to speculate. I hated feeling pigeon-holed into fully believing all of the really far-fetched things that were happening.

So, while I thoroughly enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent, Allegiant was a dud for me. I would recommend the series, still, because the first two books carry it (and I'm hoping the movie ends up better since we are, thankfully, free of what's inside the characters heads). But watch out for this book, man. If you loved Four going in, you are really gonna have a hard time with it.
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Kacey, December 19, 2013 (view all comments by Kacey)
If you managed to endure the train wreck of a book Insurgent was, dont lose hope! Allegiant is shockingly really, really good! I think this is the first time I've ever liked a book later in the series more than the first! Crazy! The first books are always the best! Allegiant was a great end to this trilogy. I highly encourage suffering through the hormone-laden pages of Insurgent to get to this book.
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Mina GC, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Mina GC)
Allegiant is a dystopian novel about a girl named Tris (Beatrice) and a boy name Tobias. Allegiant is the third book in the Divergent series. In this book they figure out what the world outside their city (future Chicago) is really like. The beginning of the book is mostly about their grief for their friends and family ,and about them wondering about what the world is like. Once they do get outside they don't like what they see. Tris and Tobias have contrasting opinions on almost everything. This book is about their struggle to find the truth.
I liked this book because the plot was amazingly thought through and had a surprise in every chapter. The one thing that i didn't like about it is that every chapter was switching of from Tris and Tobias’ perspectives and it got confusing at times. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes books about fantasy and mystery. I would not recommend this book if you get distracted or forget things easily. In this book you need to pay attention to detail or you will get confused later in the book. Overall this was a beautifully written book.

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BookListOfBooks, December 14, 2013 (view all comments by BookListOfBooks)
I loved Divergent and Insurgent, and Allegiant was no disappointment. The book was full of plot twists and turns that left you, as a reader, wanting more. As it was the conclusion of the series, I feel that it succeeded in wrapping up thoughts and questions with a shiny red bow. It was a perfect ending for such an amazing series.

One thing unique about this series in particular is the way that it's written. First person present tense. This is something that is very abnormal to read about and, to be quite honest, I am impressed with the fact that Roth took on such a difficult feat and succeeded.

I would recommend this book to anyone thirteen and up. There is a little bit of content that may not be okay for younger eyes, such as violence and romance, but in general it is a fairly good book and definitely works perfectly to conclude the young adult dystopian novel.
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ISBN:
9780062024060
Author:
Roth, Veronica
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131022
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 544 pages Katherine Tegen Books - English 9780062024060 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The final book in the Divergent series brings the story to a climactic and explosive finale. Like the first two books, Allegiant is complex, action-packed, well-written, and intelligent. Veronica Roth is one of the finest YA authors writing today; this series is not to be missed.

"Review" by , "Roth's plotting is...intelligent and complex. Dangers, suspicion, and tension lurk around every corner, and the chemistry between Tris and Tobias remains heart-poundingly real....[T]his final installment will capture and hold attention until the divisive final battle has been waged."
"Review" by , "The tragic conclusion, although shocking, is thematically consistent; the bittersweet epilogue offers a poignant hope."
"Review" by , "A surprise ending that is gutsier and much less predictable than the rest of the series would lead one to expect."
"Review" by , "The next big thing."
"Synopsis" by , 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 explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
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