My Thoughts on “Allegiant”

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another book review. I’ve been on vacation and I finally finished the third book in the Divergent Series. I say finally because it has taken me forever to finish it! The cover and blurb are below.

 

What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

 

The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

 

That’s right. I finished “Allegiant” and I didn’t have the same reaction as many of Veronica Roth’s fans did when I finished it. Many had a very negative reaction when Tris died at the end. I didn’t. Probably because I wasn’t as emotionally attached to the characters as I was in “The Fault in Our Stars.”

I attribute this to the fact that I seem to prefer Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, as opposed to the Dystopian Genre. This third book of the series didn’t hold my interest as much as the first two, maybe because it was told from both Tris’ and Tobias’ point of view. The story oscillated between the two characters and for me I wasn’t able to get as attached to them because of this.

It’s probably just me. 🙂

Anyway, this is an intriguing series. I can see where something like this could happen in the future. Where scientists think they can eliminate certain characteristics by changing human’s DNA. I can see all kinds of controversy starting because of this. It makes me wonder what kind of world we’ll be leaving to our kids.

This was a very interesting and well-written series. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I admire the author’s creativity.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my post. If you have any other book recommendations, please leave a comment. I’m always looking for something new to read. 🙂

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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6 Responses to My Thoughts on “Allegiant”

  1. ProteanMom says:

    I agree – I have to admire Roth for her creativity and for taking a chance on using a new literary device (the two points of view). A lot of fans were disappointed that they didn’t get the ending they wanted, but I thought that it worked. It wasn’t happy, but it worked.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by ProteanMom. You’re right the ending wasn’t happy, but it did work. I admire the fact that so many people were emotionally invested in her characters. That’s the sign of a great author. I hope in my next series, my readers will feel the same way. 🙂

  2. Anon says:

    A lot of people were upset on principle, but I’ve seen that a greater portion of people reviewed it from a more critical standpoint and gave a negative opinion because it just wasn’t executed well to be necessary. The plotline leading to and surrounding the ending was too contrived and nonsensical to believable, and so the final action – while totally in-character for her – ceases to be believable or necessary in the grand scheme of things. It was too forced, too fake. The story was just not remotely convincing in showing that this was something that actually had to happen or that this was the best or only way for the story or characters to go. The story was too weak, the arguments too stupid. It just didn’t work.

    But really, the ending is just the beginning of this book’s issues. A great many people just plain didn’t like the entire book altogether.

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      So true Anon. I agree with your analysis. I had a hard time finishing this book and I wasn’t able to connect with the characters as I had in the first two. I’m guessing it’s because it oscillated between Tris’ POV and Tobias’. I like interaction between the characters more. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  3. I want to to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it.
    I have got you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…

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