Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Club Friday {Allegiant}

Hi y'all,

This whole, students on Spring Break, thing has made my week all out of whack. I need my schedule and while the silence is nice it is also unproductive for me. Anyway, I have finally finished the last book in the Divergent series, Allegiant, and I thought I would review it for Book Club Friday. Don't worry I am also planning to link-up for 5 on Friday since I haven't blogged much this week.

Just to warn you there are Spoilers ahead so if you have not read Divergent or Insurgent leave now or enter at your own risk.

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. 

My Opinion:
I was hopeful for this book after loving Divergent and Insurgent but this book was like pulling teeth to get started. I bought this book for my nook the day it came to print, so excited to see where the story led but I am now just finishing. The story moves away from the city with it's factions and I think the change in scenery slowed down the story. The split perspectives made Tris sound like she was whiny a lot and not how her character was originally created. I also saw Tobias/Four doubt himself and perform actions I thought were out of character. I thought the choice for the story to not be a happy ending was fine however, the dramatic change from the factions to a corrupt government experiment and stopping the government was hard. I felt that this ending reminded me a lot of the final Hunger Games, Mockingjay, and I disliked both. I thought the death of Tris was okay in that it was part of her character and I felt bad for Tobias to live on but life is like that and we lose loved ones all the time and learn to live without them. I would say that you should read Divergent and Insurgent since they were fantastic but this book does not help the series. I don't think I have found anyone that loved this book either so it was hard to motivate myself to even finish the book. It was kind of a let down after the other two books being so strong.

Have you read the Divergent series? What were your thoughts?

I am excited about the movie coming out next Friday! 
Will you go see the film?


  1. I really liked this book and how Roth wrapped up the series. I think it ended better than The Hunger Games at least. Haha.


  2. I thought it was a good book, well-written, and worthy of this series. It was sad, but I felt like Tris stayed in character when she made her decision. I only cried four times. For the record, I also liked 'Mockingjay,' which is actually my favorite book in the trilogy. 'Allegiant' isn't my favorite in the 'Divergent' series, but I thought it was very exciting. I like to imagine that, years after the book ends, maybe Four and Christina can be more than friends.

  3. I HATED Allegiant! Ugh, I just couldn't get through it, and then when I got to the end, I just thought it was annoying. I'm clearly still bitter about it, but I am obviously going to go see the Divergent movie next week!!


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