Book Review: Allegiant

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I read Divergent and Insurgent when the books were first released, but when I started Allegiant, I found other books that kind of jumped the queue on my TBR list. I finished The Well and even though I had many books to read, I was stuck. I still had a copy of Allegiant on my bookcase that I had borrowed from my cousin and decided that I should get ’round to reading it, with Insurgent soon to be released in cinemas.

Below is my review, plus a sneaky peak at the front cover and description and places to buy:

Note: please do not read the review section of this page if you want to know nothing about the plot line. There are no major spoilers, but some minor plot points may be mentioned!

 

About The Book
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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.

 

My Review
This book was incredible. I finished it within days, despite it being over 500 pages. I never expected the plot line to turn out like it did, with “the city” being an experiment for genetic damage. The story was carefully crafted around the characters, both dead and alive, and were used very effectively to explain the plot. Tobias/Four I found to be a particularly strong character in this book, as we find out in that he is not actually Divergent, but rather a special GD (Genetically Damaged), with the ability to resist the serums given by the government.

It was also a enjoyable to read the story from both Tris’s and Tobias’s perspective, getting two points of view and thus introducing two plot lines in one, if you like. While Tobias was connecting with one group of people rebelling against the Bureau, Tris was finding out more about her mother and the experiments.

The two stories then come closer knit together, and the main personas of the story work together for the same cause. Their relationship also seemed to flurry a lot more than I felt it did in the previous books, getting more of an insight into their feelings for each other. This was especially highlighted in the separate POV chapters.

Of course I will not spoil the heart wrenching ending for those you who haven’t read it, but I will say that I was curled up on my sofa in floods (and I really do mean floods!) of tears, and I still have not recovered from this read, even after almost 3 days since I reached the end.

I found this was one of those books that you would throw at your friends and shout “READ IT!”

My Rating: 5 Muffins out of 5

Check out Allegiant and give it a read.

 

Guest review contributed by Book Muffin. This blogger loves to promote conversation around the topic of books. With regular updates, many more book reviews will follow. In its world, a cup of tea should come with every book.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Allegiant”

  1. Uh… really? That high? I thought it was a disappointment. Yeah, sure, I wasn’t too happy with the genetic experiment, but Roth didn’t expand on it very well. I thought it was a poorly written book. I reviewed it a long time ago, but maybe I should go back and read it. But 5/5 is way to high.

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  2. I have to say I was caught by your review of Allegiant as I just recently reviewed it myself. https://bookinthebag.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/book-review-allegiant-by-veronica-roth-2/

    I have to agree with Assembled Creatively that I wouldn’t give it a 5 like you do. I do agree with you on the interesting twists and the narrative is good. I just found the switching back and forth to be distracting and I feel that there are other ways to craft the two separate narratives into one.

    All the same it was a good review and it is interesting to see the differing opinion of others on books as we all have our own stylist and reading preferences. Thanks for the share! (I admit I did cry at the end too.)

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