Allegiant | Veronica Roth | Reviewed by Anjali

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Okay, it's about time that we talked about it. You know what it is. The third and final instalment of Veronica Roth's Divergent series: Allegiant. What an incredibly long wait this was! It was like I was waiting for the next Harry Potter all over again. I'm serious, it felt like that long. And yes, I base all my 'waiting for books' time against the agony that was the release of a new Harry Potter book.

If you haven't read Allegiant yet, then don't worry, I don't think this will ruin anything for you.

Allegiant carries on from where Insurgent left off, and we jump straight back into the action. Tris and Four/Tobias join a group of rebels called the Allegiant, and journey out of the city with an advance party from this group. They go to check it out, and to see if they can find the answers to all the questions that they have, and to find out who exactly Edith Prior (the woman in the video at the end of Insurgent) really is, or was. When they reach the other side, they discover a whole new world, and an organisation bigger than they could have imagined. The story follows Tris and Four/Tobias and their friends as they uncover enormous secrets, take part in a bit of explosion action, and ultimately find out the answers they were looking for (though not really ones that they probably hoped for).

Like Divergent and Insurgent, Allegiant is written in first person, but this time, it alternates chapters between Tris and Tobias. This was fine in itself, as it meant that we finally saw the world from Tobias' perspective, but I have to say that I found it rather difficult to keep up with who chapters were whose. I didn't find their two separate voices very...separate. I often got half way through a chapter and thought "Hang on a minute. I'm confused" and have to go back to the beginning to see whose chapter I was actually reading.

Other than that though, the story was good, and it had some new characters which were both cool and annoying at the same time. If you know what I mean. While the conclusion of this series did wrap up all the lose ends and gave us, as readers, answers to the questions and secrets in the Dystopian world that Roth created, the end was urgh! Don't worry, I won't say what happens, but even though I knew something like that was coming (why else would she have written x, y and z?), but my reaction was still a throw-the-book-out-the-window type reaction.

You'll notice that I only gave it 4 stars. With Divergent and Insurgent, I gave both of them 5, but there was just something a little disappointing with Allegiant. Don't get me wrong, I still loved it and thought it was a good end to the series, but, like I said, I think the confusion of whose perspective it was, and then the annoying ending took it down a star. Still a great book, and you should definitely read this series if you haven't done so yet!

This post was written by regular reviewer Anjali, get to know her here
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1 comment :

  1. I haven't read any of the books in this series, I keep hearing so many good things about the first 2 and then not so great things about the final book!

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