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Allegiant by Veronica Roth Divergent Triology

Updated on October 23, 2013

There are some small perks to being ill, granted not many of them, like reading that book that's staring you from the shelf for years or even better get the book on the day it is released and devour it like you would a piece of chocolate cake! As hinted I'm currently spending my time at home, not doing much really as, well I can't and although it's not really something to be happy about the illness did time itself really nicely... There was a lot of cleaning around the house (which I didn't have to do), there was a lot of logs that needed chopping and storing (another thing I didn't have to do) and there was a release of Allegiant, a book I have been eagerly anticipating ever since I put down Insurgent.

Ready, click, buy, download! And it was on my Kindle... While I do prefer hardcovers you just have to love modern technology catering to your every book reading need instantly.

A Review with (almost) No Spoilers

I think it's pretty much impossible to talk about a book and keep it 100% spoiler free, unless I would just say it's a good book, read it (but that's a bit vague don't you think) but I will keep it at a minimum and without any key information.

My expectations on this title were set really high as the first two books really pumped me and got me hooked into the series, I was aching for closure and I knew this book will deliver. Were my expectations set to high?

When I started reading the book caught me off guard, as there's a lot of shifting and changing going on and it can get a little big confusing (could be the meds I'm taking though ;). But you do get into the story, or back onto the story fairly quickly. However all the changes and the fast paced rhythm of the last book in the series does feel a bit rushed if you ask me, I did enjoy reading the first two books a bit more than this one as even were unfolding.

That said this book does offer a lot more emotional insights both from Tris' and Tobias' side and as I am a sucker for emotions (of any kind in a book) this was a treat for me although I do even this at times was feeling a bit repetitive. Picking Tobias' brains and thoughts was refreshing for me as a woman and a double edged sword in a way, I loved to read his thoughts but at the same time I did feel a bit cheated of thinking about what he might be thinking if you know what I mean.

Not all is bad though and although by now you probably got the impression the book isn't all that good, my overall opinion is different. The book was worth the wait! Although sometimes sometimes a bit clumsy, this book does tie up the loose ends and serves an ending that will leave you speechless (frustrated even) and that's one thing I always appreciate in a book a strong emotional response whatever it may be - it made me want to tear it apart for a second there (which wouldn't be good as I would be breaking my Kindle ;).

The Final Verdict

Allegiant brings an emotion packed closure to Divergent trilogy and is a book well worth the read. I had a hard time putting it down and read it in less than a day as I was eager to find out how things end... End they do end... Perfectly...

Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant
Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant

As the series is finally complete you can get them all in a nice box set which also includes a booklet with lots of behind the scenes (or behind the typewriter) goodies.

 

I know you probably know but still - the movie is coming out in 2014 and is one of the movies I am looking forward too.

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      Two Crafty Paws 3 years ago

      @kimberlyschimmel: I've seen the number of 1 star reviews and I do think they are a bit unjust, the fact that the ending is not cliche shouldn't be a criteria for a bad review. I always find these things refreshing.

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 3 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      It's so nice to know that more people really appreciated the book. I was so shocked to see the 1-star reviews on Amazon. Over the past few days, the 5-star reviews have started to catch up. I thought Veronica was daring (dauntless) and had the characters do what was consistent with their character. I knew!!SPOILER!! Tris would not let Caleb make the sacrifice. If she had, it would have made a lie of everything we already thought we knew about her.