26 Feb 2015

Book Review / Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The below is the description of Divergent, the first book in the series, for a description of Insurgent please click on the Goodreads link below...

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Published:    22nd October 2013
Publisher:  Harper
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 3, Divergent
Source:  Bought

My Review

What I loved about this book...
What can I say, I loved this book and loved this trilogy.  A lot of what I could say I won't here because that would spoil the story but what I will say is that there is a particular characters I loved being Tris, for obvious reasons.  She starts out not believing in herself and as the trilogy goes along she gets stronger but all the while keeping to her beliefs of what is right and what is wrong.   I really enjoyed following her story and seeing her face challenges throughout this trilogy.  

Now, I have to be honest and say that I do not really read the short stories or companion novels that usually surround series books but I am definitely going to check out the four short stories that follow the story of Four.  I just don't want to leave this world just yet.  For this trilogy, I am going to make an exception because I am a fully fledged Divergent addict!!!

What I was not fond of with this story...
Despite the fact that I absolutely loved this story and the trilogy as a whole there was one particular thing that I was not fond of and that was the ending.  I won't go into detail of what happens to avoid spoilers but all I will say was that I understood what happened but did wish for a different ending to the one given. 

About the Author
From Goodreads

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). 

The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. 

In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)