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Allegiant- Veronica Roth

You know all those jokes about divergent and insurgent and how funny it would be if the third book was called detergent.
I kind of wish it was called detergent. It would have been quite funny.
So I was a little disappointed when the actual title came out and it wasn’t detergent.
It was foreshadowing the rest of the book I guess.

Summary
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)From goodreads

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.

Cons
Tobias
For someone who’s supposed to be strong and buff and stuff he’s surprisingly weak.

Spoiler alert.
He was almost willing to forget his girlfriend and who actually does that? It was just a little pointless how in the trilogy he was always made out to be some strong guy who was always there for everyone, but as soon as one person isn’t there for him he almost chooses the easy option and forget everything that happened. It just ruins the entire character, and undermines his love for Tris

Tris
For some reason I just found her really annoying. She just seemed too perfect and she was that type of girl in class who whenever they get anything right over you spends the next year gloating.

Tobias and Tris’ relationship
It seems like when they’re together they either fight or make out, it doesn’t make it that interesting for the reader and sticking their tongues down each others throats isn’t something that I like to imagine and picture when reading a book…

Death serum (spoiler alert)
This is just something that I don’t really understand.
Why are the divergent immune to the death serum? This is supposedly set in the future, so wouldn’t the death serum just be poisonous gas or something? And if the divergent, who have “healed genes” are supposedly immune, does that mean we would be? Because I’m not willing to bet my life that I’ll survive after being exposed to poisonous gas.

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)The twist about the outside world
It came out of nowhere. I would have never predicted it.

Pros
It takes guts to make an ending like that
Not much I can really say here without giving away some major spoilers.

Memory
It’s a little scary and makes you think, what if someone erased my memory- I would never know- it could have happened at anytime- from 30 seconds ago to a few years ago but I would never know, and never be able to know.

Favourite quotes

  • “I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last”
  • “I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us”
  • “Knowledge is power. Power to do evil…or power to do good. Power itself is not evil. So knowledge itself is not evil”
  • “But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more”
  • “I didn’t know that idiocy caused people to just start spontaneously bleeding from the nose”
  • “Yeah, sometimes life really sucks,” she says. “But you know what I’m holding on for?”
    I raise my eyebrows.
    She raises hers, too, mimicking me.
    “The moments that don’t suck,” she says. “The trick is to notice them when they come around.”

Overall
I loved the first book. I loved the cover of the second book and the plot, partly. Looking back and editing my review, I’m not sure what I actually really liked about this book. In my mind all I seem to remember are the negative aspects. Originally I was going to give this book four stars, but I think I’m going to bump it down because I seem to be in a harsh mood today. So two stars. I mainly read this book because I wanted to finish the series and to see where it would go and I expect that’s also why most people would read it. However that’s exactly how I would recommend this book- just as a end to a series, not really for the thrill or the excitement of a book.

Quotes #8

“Yeah, sometimes life really sucks,” she says. “But you know what I’m holding on for?”

I raise my eyebrows.

She raises hers, too, mimicking me.

“The moments that don’t suck,” she says. “The trick is to notice them when they come around.”
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Allegiant (Cover) – Veronica Roth

IT HAS A COVER.

This isn’t really a review, but IT HAS A COVER.

So I’m not sure if the water circle thing is supposed to be an eye or just a wave or something; I’m sure it’ll make sense when we read the book.

(but don’t tell anyone this, I like the fan covers more.)

It’s gorgeous, though, which makes me sadder that the UK covers are not this pretty.

This isn’t really a review, more like a HELL YEAH LOOK AT THIS COVER! WOO!

Divergent (Photo #1) – Veronica Roth

The famous knife throwing scene of divergent now has an official photo.

AND I AM TORN.

On the one hand, I should have faith in the movie and apparently Shailene Woodley is a great Tris and it hasn’t even come out yet and I can’t judge it. But on the other hand…

She’s still not Tris to me.

It’s not even the fact that her hair is brown, I could care less about that, it’s just that I can’t see her as Tris. Granted, I’ve never seen her in anything, so she could be completely perfect, but when I look at that expression, I do not see Tris. Quite honestly, it has been a very long time since I read Divergent, but from what I remember, Tris had this unbreakable spirit and this cold demeanour and tried not to show fear and she was seemingly confident and blunt and unshakeable.

But I don’t see that here. It may just be me, but that expression does not sell me on Shailene Woodley playing Tris. I could be completely absolutely wrong, since it’s only one shot from a (what I’m presuming will be) hour and something movie.

I know I’m being a harsh judge from one picture, and I do have faith in the movie, and from what I’ve heard lots of people love the entire casting, so maybe I’m just being too sceptical.

Allegiant (Title) – Veronica Roth

allegiantIT HAS A NAME.

A NAME.

al·le·giant

adjective:
1. loyal; faithful.

noun:

2. a faithful follower; adherent: allegiants of religious cults.