Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Here it is. The final book of the Divergent Trilogy. I went into this book hoping and praying it would end better than the Matched and Delirium trilogies. This series ends in a way I would have NEVER thought.

allegiant-by-veronica-roth__oPtOne choice will define you.

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 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.

It’s going to be really hard to write this review without spoilers. To be perfectly honest, I am so emotionally distraught, I don’t know how I’m going to formulate my feelings into sentences.

This story has all the action and adventure that we’ve come to expect from Veronica Roth. I will say that at one point I found myself bored, but there is a reason which I will explain below.

Tris and Four/Tobias venture outside the fence for the greater good. It added this whole new, unexpected layer to the story. The first two books spent so much time describing the factions and detailing the world as they know it, to introduce a whole, new big world outside of that creates long explanations. And when the reader knows what things like airplanes and the united states is, it makes for long and repetitively boring explanations.

Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed being thrown back into the world of Tris and Four. The relationship between Tris and Four is a real one. They fight; they make up. They make hard decisions and they love each other anyways. I have been in love with them since the beginning and watching their relationship mature was mesmerizing. The chemistry between them was very prominent in this book and it practically sizzled off the page.

I lift her up, letting the wall bear most of her weight, and her legs drape around my waist. She laughs into another kiss, and I feel strong, but so does she, her fingers stern around my arms. The night air slips into my lungs, and I feel like it is one of my first breaths.

This book has a lot of danger, violence and ultimatums. A lot of the characters get their last hurrah and Roth uses each character’s story to teach a lesson, if you will.

Lessons I ultimately did not want to learn — the cost was too much. If you want to be completely surprised by the ending stop reading now. I won’t give any spoilers but my emotional response may hint at the “type” of ending.

This book DESTROYED me. My heart is broken; it shattered onto the floor in a million pieces and I can’t stop sobbing. I will GRIEVE this book and mourn for many days to come. I’m sure I’ll fall into one of those funks where I can’t read for a while. It’s THAT serious, people. Roth takes a huge risk to conclude her series, and I don’t like it. I want to give this book one star out of anguish and anger, but it’s because she does what she does that makes this book worth the five stars I will be giving it. It moved me. It changed me. It IMPACTED me. There are only a few books that have ever done that. Roth created such a vividly real and heartbreaking ending that I don’t know how she did it without falling to pieces herself. Just like the last few paragraphs of the book says, life damages us. This book damaged me and I hope to mend eventually. I’m torn because I wish I never started this series so I wouldn’t have to feel the hurt I feel now, but I know in time I will recognize it for the masterpiece it is.

STARS: 5 out of 5

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