Friday, April 11, 2014

Allegiant

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Today’s post is on Allegiant by Veronica Roth. It is the last book in her Divergent trilogy. It is 526 pages long and is published by Katherine Tegen Books. The cover has the city of Chicago in the background with a circle of water above the title. There is mild language, implied sex, and violence in this book. The intended reader is young adult. The story is told from the first person perspective of Tris and Tobias changing from chapter to chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- The faction-based society that Tris Proir once believed in as 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 knows, 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.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

Review- This series was just okay to me but I will say that I liked the ending. I did not like everything about this book. In fact I found most of the plot to be so out of left field that I had trouble taking it seriously. Roth before has that the world is now broken and trying to fix it by becoming one prefect human trait; but in Allegiant she tosses all that out. Yes the world is broken but Chicago is just one big experiment. Everything that both the characters and the reader believed is just wrong. Suddenly humanity is genetically damaged or genetically pure. I really think that Roth is did not fully plan out where she was going with this story. But I do like that ending. I thought that it was within Tris’ character to do something like that. I hope that Roth does not write more in this world because of all the weirdness with bad science fiction that she does in this novel. I also hope that whatever she writes next she fully plans out where it is going.

I give this book a Three out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local ibrary.