The Divergent Series Concludes with Allegiant

Divergent Book 3

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The first book of this series was absolutely incredible. I loved every minute of the page-turner and didn’t want to put it down.  I looked forward to reading more.  The second book wasn’t as good, in my humble opinion, but I still enjoyed the read and looked forward to the conclusion of this epic tale.

I just finished reading the third book and I have to say that it really let me down. I didn’t like it from the very start. It radically changed the way the story was told and I had a hard time getting into this change of perspective.

I don’t know why Roth decided that Four needed to narrate some of the story. In the first two books, all the narration was done by Tris. In this third volume, she and he alternate chapters.  I found that oft-putting. I really just wanted to hear the story from Tris’ point of view.

In this third book, we find out more about factions and what the purpose of their walled city actually was. I have to admit, that I didn’t see that coming at all.  That was a welcome surprise. I actually yelled at the book a few times and cheered. I know that sounds weird, but I did. I wasn’t sure what to expect when they travelled outside of the city-walls, but it sure wasn’t that.

I’m being careful not to give away any spoilers here. I know people who are still reading it. I have talked to several people who have all managed to stay tight-lipped about the plot as I worked my way through the series. That’s important for this story and I appreciate it. So there won’t be any spoilers here.

The ending of this book didn’t quite do it for me. The narration continued long after the story could have ended. It seemed to drag on. I also didn’t like a story point at the resolution that I will avoid from revealing.

Overall, I think this is a good series. The writing is sharp, the characters are well-developed, and there is a message to the whole thing. What did you think of the series?

Book 1Divergent
Book 2Insurgent
Book 3Allegiant

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