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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent Series (Book 3)
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; First Edition edition (October 22, 2013)
Buy the book: Amazon
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.
This was definitely my least favorite of the series. The two POV's were too similar (I actually switched to the audiobook to keep them straight, which was PERFECT). Before I switched to audio, I kept having to refer back to the beginning of the chapter to see who was talking. This doesn't happen very often to me when reading dual/multiple POV's. Also, I just didn't connect with this book like I did with Divergent. I think there was too much info (that wasn't that interesting) and not enough action/romance/interesting info. I mean, it was ok....but it wasn't the awesome I'd grown accustomed to. There was still a lot of bickering between Tobias and Tris, which I get, but it's kind of annoying to read.

The second half of the book got much more interesting and intense, however, and I found myself getting sucked back in. It's funny because everyone is upset about the ending, but to me, it fit. I don't think it HAD to happen like that, but I thought it was consistent with the character's established personalities, and frankly, I thought some of the characters were kind of dumb to NOT see it coming.

In the end, I feel kind of detached from it, and a little bored, which makes me so sad.  I still love Divergent, and Veronica, and this didn't change that, but Allegiant, sadly, will not be a favorite. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next, though!

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