Saturday, November 16, 2013

#BookReview: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

On the jacket:

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.

Review:

I have not read the first two books of the Divergent series, though I have heard a lot about them - some good and some not so good. However, after having read Allegiant, I simply need to read the first two and then re-read this one, just for the feel of completing the series. 

I read about the first two books in the series, briefly, to get an idea of what I would be reading in Allegiant. I have heard from fans of this series, that this book doesn't hold up to the expectations set by the first two books. But, sorry to disagree, individually, this book blew me over. So much, that my emotions lay scattered out there, for a long while. And by the end of the book, I was drained. 

Carrying on from where book two left, Tris, Tobias, Christina, Uriah, Cara and Tori leave the city to find the truth. But what they discover, is not what they were prepared for. I am a little worried about how much of the plot to delve into or how much to leave out, in this review, but I can be clear about one thing. Allegiant will devastate you to the core, it did that to me!

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Harper Collins India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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