I have finished Allegiant by Veronica Roth, which is the LAST book in the Divergent trilogy. I knew it’d be explosive. Seriously, I actually didn’t want to read it. It came out while I was on holidays and when I came back…everyone either HATED it or thought it was “okay”. Terrifying, much? I loved the first two. I didn’t want to hate the last one.
But now I have read it.
This will probably be a useless review. But I’ll tell the basics:
First of all, I adored this book! Oh. my. gosh. I cannot tell you how emotionally destroyed I am. I haven’t felt this way before. I mean, I was gobsmacked and hungover by The Hunger Games trilogy, The Fault in Our Stars, Not a Drop to Drink, and This Song Will Save Your Life. They all have wildly different endings. But they all have one thing in common: SOUL DESTROYERS.
I was freaking out that I would hate it. After the things I’d heard…(though, luckily, I didn’t see any massive spoilers). How could I survive an end to the trilogy I’d loved so far? But I loved it. I so loved it. I had a hunch, and I was right. By 80% through, I knew what would happen. And I was right. Did that wreck the book for me? No. Ha. You’re funny. I was too busy screaming.
Characters? They were perfect. I mean, they were perfect in their imperfections. What I love most about this series is that the author, Veronica Roth, sets up characters who are strong: not strong as in “I-will-fight-everyone-with-my-teeth” (though they kind of do that as well). But they’re strong in that they never act out of character. They are like REAL people. They’re well written. Their thoughts make sense in their lines of thinking. Plus, I felt the characters continued to grow and mature and change. Awesome, right?
Tris and Tobias? Ohhh, I love them. I loved their relationship (or lack thereof at sometimes). I love that there was no love-triangles. They knew they were for each other. Okay, yes they fought. Yes, they hated each other sometimes. But they knew they’d have to work for their relationship if they wanted to keep it. I love that there was no easy-love. Ah, just another thing to make them freakishly realistic.
Plot? Like I said earlier, I did have a feeling about what would happen. I was right. It was the most epic twist in the world. I have no regrets for loving this book. But seriously? I was SO emotionally ruined. I cried. I read the book in one day. ONE DAY.
The author is brave to do what she did in her book. But, you know what? The Divergent series belongs to Veronica Roth. She let us see them (thank you so much). I don’t care if she had a drastic ending. I don’t care if that’s not what fans wanted. I care that this is HER series and she obviously did what she wanted. I loved her ending. If you asked me (um, when I was more emotionally stable then right now) how it should end, I think, in all Candor honesty, I would have done what she did. It was right.
The ending was right.
Now leave me alone to die.
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.