Allegiant – Book Review

Title: Allegiant (Divergent series #3)

Author: Veronica Roth

Page Count: 526

Rating: 3 / 5

 Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

I took a very long time to pick up this book after Insurgent, mainly because I had heard so many disappointing reactions by fans. But I thought it was high time I finished the series now.

After the startling revelations in Insurgent, the faction-system that Tris has known all her life is shattering. As the factionless take control of the city, a group of rebels who call themselves the Allegiant decide to fight the factionless and go beyond the wall, where even more earth-shattering discoveries await them.

I did not find the plot build-up in this book as great as the other two. It was a little too bland at times, and too overwhelming at others. However, I liked the development of characters int the book. A lot of questions from the previous two books were answered, quite unexpectedly. A more human side to Tris and Four was shown, describing their insecurities and vulnerabilities.

Fans of the series were mostly upset over a sacrifice made by Tris towards the end of the book. They deemed it unnecessary. But to me, her sacrifice was full of love, and act of heroism. It takes courage to write something that you know would be very controversial and for that, I applaud Veronica Roth.

Final Verdict

Even though I did not find the book as intriguing as the first two, I did enjoy it and I don’t think it deserved as much backlash as it received. So if you haven been putting off reading the book because of all the negative reactions, I think it deserves a chance.

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