Author: Veronica Roth
Publication: October 22, 2013 Katherine Teagan Books
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.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling 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.
Probably this book created the most buzz and polarizing effect on all the book nerds out there. Last book in the series often have a lot of expectations and I think you can't please all the fans out there. A happy ending is not always the best ending. That's my point. The best ending is an ending with an impact on the readers.
I am quite amazed at how I avoided all the spoilers for this book. I just know that something happened and a lot did not like it.
When I was reading the book, the feeling I get throughout it was depressed and sad in a good way. Some part of me always like this kind of aura when reading the books (just like what I felt when I read Thirteen Reasons Why)
All the revelations we had been anticipating for is really consistent with all of the events and mystery that the previous books had. What I like about it is that Veronica Roth had done her research and even though it had a lot of scientific terminologies, it was easy to understand. (at least for me, it will always be a case to case basis)
Emotions were always running high and I can empathize with the characters on what they are feeling. The only problem I had was how Four was inconsistent with some parts. But I think the explanation for this is that we finally see how truly vulnerable Four is. Not that I did not see it from his fears on previous books and also things related to Tris, but this time, it is on a bigger picture. Not just him or Tris, but it involves the world around him.
And as I said earlier, the ending really had an impact on me. I was crying I think or teary-eyed about what happened. The way Roth wrote the emotions had an impact to me. The lines she used was so fresh and almost poetic that it stabbed me through the heart.
I feel like she ended the series perfectly.