Series: Divergent #3
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: October 22/13 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: YA dystopian
Back Cover Blurb:
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.
I found myself questioning some longstanding beliefs I had about certain characters in this one. The way in which they were portrayed changes, sometimes only in minute ways but enough that it makes you rethink everything. For example, the huge shift in personality when Four officially starts referring to himself as Tobias completely changes the relationship dynamics throughout the entire novel. The new characters that Roth introduces are developed in a unique, one sided way that allows you to see what Tris and/or Tobias see in the characters. It gives a rather neat aura to this part of the story.
It’s not that I didn’t enjoy this story, it was just so completely different from the rest of the series that I had a hard time realigning myself with the story. It was a decent read and without a doubt ended the series in a shocking yet undisputable manner.