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First, let's address the elephant in the room that is the topic of most discussion about this book: The ending. I want to make very clear that I am not a person who needs a happy ending in a book, nor did I even really expect one in this series. I don't read books because I expect to see "...and they lived happily ever after" on the last page. In fact if this book had ended with some flash-forward to the house and kids like certain other series did, I would have been just as annoyed. That's lame. I don't need happy. What I do need and expect, from any book, is an ending that makes sense and satisfies the story.
This ending was not that ending.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. The real reason I give this book one star is because the book, as a whole, was awful. I'm sorry, but this is one of the most shoddily written books I've ever read in my entire life. And I say this as someone who absolutely adored the first two books in this series. I say this as someone who read Fifty Shades of Grey ... and Allegiant has officially taken that book's place as the worst book I've ever read. And I debated somewhat on that, but I decided that Allegiant wins because, while Fifty Shades was an affront to literature indeed, I don't actually wish I could go back in time and unread it. I wish to the heavens that I had never read Allegiant.
Let me first talk about the writing style. Roth employs the use of a dual narrative in this book, a departure from the first two books. I am not opposed to this style at all - in fact, I welcome it, as I find that a single-person narrative can sometimes be restricting.Read more ›
I loved Divergent. The book had its faults, but I really fell in love with the whole story, the characters, the romance between Tris and Four, the Factions, etc. I read and re-read Divergent probably 8-10 times. I bought the audio book version as well. I was SO PSYCHED about the movie! I bought Insurgent and devoured it as well. It didn't have quite the same magic for me that Divergent did, but I still loved it. So I was REALLY psyched to read Allegiant.
And maybe my hopes were too high.
I don't know.
That doesn't change the fact that this book utterly and completely disappointed me.
For real, SPOILERS!
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
**What's outside the fence?**
I was really excited, after reading the 'cliffhanger' ending to Insurgent, to find out what was outside the fence. I had my theories, and I was right about some, wrong about others. I was expecting the cameras and Truman Show-esque thing, but I was not expecting all the genetic manipulation crap. As soon as our heroes get outside the fence, there are chapters and chapters of info dumping and, to be honest, it's kind of dull. We learn that Chicago (and some other cities) were created as 'experiments' because of genetic manipulation gone wrong. Supposedly these cities were an attempt at creating more 'genetically pure' people (aka Divergents). This is so far-fetched and bizarre, but I was willing to go along with it.Read more ›
Summary: "Allegiant" wasn't entirely bad, but it was by far the weakest of the "Divergent" series, including the short stories. There were parts that I liked, and at times, it had some of the same "I can't stop reading" feel that the other books had, but overall it felt very disconnected from the first two books. The characterizations and voices were different, and the plot had virtually no overlap with the earlier books. In many ways, the book felt like it had been written by a different author, enough so that at one point I went online to double-check that I had received the right book.
On top of that, the book left me with a tremendous feeling of loss that left me unwilling to ever read it again. Originally, I thought I would get over that and reread at least some parts of it, but I never did. Instead, my uncertainty turned to dislike, and I eventually removed the book from my Kindle so I wouldn't have to see it when browsing my library. Even worse, the book also turned me off the first two books in the series for a while. I don't think I would have gotten over that if it weren't for fanfiction, but fortunately, that restored the rest of the series for me. Still, I would have to say that on balance, I wish I had never read "Allegiant." It just didn't give me enough to make up for what it took away.
At this point, my honest recommendation is to read "Divergent" and "Insurgent" and then skip to fanfiction. There are several alternate third books out there that will give you closure on the series, including one I wrote called "Determinant" (if you're interested in trying it, search on "Windchimed Determinant").Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Discs came on time and played well. I was happy with my purchase.Published 17 hours ago by Mitchell Habovick
I enjoyed the last book of this trilogy. There were a few tears. I won't give away spoilers. I liked how she continued to switch between Tris and Tobias' POV. It worked well.Published 1 day ago by Nicole Francione
My full review can be found on my blog, Reader Rayna, as well as Goodreads.
Though this final installment seemed to fall through for me, it didn't... Read more
It had a couple small knicks on bends on corners of a handful of pagesPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
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|Amazon Removing 1 star reviews???||
Anyone else notice in the just the first 6 pages of 5 star reviews there are repeats? Counted 4 duplicated and one review was seen 3 different times, the exact same reviews.....
Oct 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 57 posts
|Currently a 3.0 rating...||
Well lets hope this serves as a lesson to future YA writers, it's not a good idea to end a series killing off the narrator (for no reason other than for "shock value" and leaving zero hope for the good characters the readers fell in love with. I firmly believe that's the main reason... Read More
Dec 20, 2013 by Iceman | See all 25 posts
|Spoilers.....vent session in progress||
I don't think it was only the ending that made me give it a poor review. The entire tone of the book was different than that of the other books. It was nearly impossible to tell the difference between the different POVs- the only way I knew was because it said whose POV at the start of the... Read More
Oct 22, 2013 by CG | See all 40 posts
|For those who were truly unhappy with this book, would you recommend...||
Jill, that's the decision that I had made. I recently read the first two books (for the first time ever) and didn't view the end of book 2 as a desperate cliffhanger. So many of the reviews criticized the writing (not only the ending) and I figured that I'd rather enjoy two terrific books over... Read More
Nov 21, 2013 by ResM | See all 41 posts
|Unanswered questions from the Divergent trilogy.||
If this book had any more holes I could use it to drain my pasta. Just try not to dwell on it too much or you head will explode. It's better to just throw up your hands and call this one a wash.
For the record, the answer to number 1, 2, 3 and 4 is: Veronica Roth didn't actually know what the... Read More
Nov 3, 2013 by Shani | See all 19 posts
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