Book Review – Allegiant by Veronica Roth

21143500Allegiant by Veronica Roth

‘I pace in our cell in Erudite headquarters, her words echoing in my mind: My name is Edith prior, and there is much I am happy to forget’.

As you probably know, Allegiant is the final book in the Divergent series and what an ending it is. The faction-based society in which Tris believed in crumbles before her eyes as Evelyn and the factionless take control of the city. To escape the power struggles and to satisfy her curiosity she joins a group called the Allegiant, exploring the world outside the fence keeping them all from the truth about themselves and their existence. But the truth is, beyond the fence lay a more complex reality.

I enjoyed reading the Divergent series, I really did and here’s why, strong female characters. Tris stands up for what she believes in and she doesn’t just whine about it, she takes action. She isn’t a typical girl, chasing after boys, weak and polite. Even though there is a typical girl-meets-boy love story, the plot isn’t centered around that relationship, it’s just there.It’s more about the characters’ mental struggle, trying to figure out what’s right and wrong. As we do too. There’s a glitch between what we think is the right thing to do according to others and our own moral compass.

As much as I liked Allegiant, some parts were very predictable, I’d like o discuss them, but I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read it yet (dilemma).

But, the ending folks, the ending! I’m not sure whether I love it or I hate it. I think I love it actually. If you know what I’m talking about, what did you think about it? Love it, hate it?

If you like dystopian literature such as The Hunger Games, fantasy, strong female characters or contemplating dilemmas about human nature, sacrifice and impossible choices, Allegiant, or rather the Divergent series as a whole would probably interest you.

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