Quick Book Review – Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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This was an action-packed finale but for me it just didn’t have the same spark as the first two books in the trilogy. I was left feeling disappointed.

I’m giving Allegiant 3 stars.

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Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent

“Fighting for survival in a shattered world… the truth is her only hope.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever… because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.”

I just had to buy this book after reading and very much enjoying Divergent, I couldn’t wait to find out what was next for Tris in this crazy futuristic world.

I loved how it jumped straight into the action and I found myself instantly transported back to where Divergent had left off – amidst danger, fear and confusion.  Tris was struggling to come to terms with recent events and her uncertain future, she had faced so many difficult things and I think some of it had finally started to catch up with her.  Luckily for me there was lots more action to come!

Tris and Tobias’ relationship was tested many times throughout the book, I just couldn’t predict the outcome of their disagreements and I liked this because it kept me on my toes.  I was just as surprised as Tris when an interesting fact about Tobias’ life was revealed and I couldn’t wait to see how it would affect the storyline.

I learned more about the other factions this time and that was something I enjoyed, there was also more information about the Divergent and even the factionless so I felt like I got a better view of the city as a whole.

Tris had to make some big decisions and once again I admired how well she dealt with everything that was thrown at her, I had to keep reminding myself that she was only sixteen!  Whilst she was in a particularly sticky situation I found that I couldn’t figure out if events were real, a simulation or just a dream – my mind was racing with all the possibilities.

There was a big secret that had been mentioned in Divergent and the mystery ran throughout this book too, by the end I was desperate to know exactly what the secret was so when it came to the end and all was revealed I felt a mixture of relief and shock!  The ending was truly amazing, leaving me wanting to read the next book straight away but unfortunately I have to wait for its release in October 2013.

This was another fantastic read with an unpredictable, intense atmosphere and many heart-pounding twists and turns.

Insurgent can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

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Divergent – Veronica Roth

Divergent

“She turns to face the future in a world that’s falling apart.

For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.

Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead….”

I was lucky enough to win this book from a giveaway on Gothic Angel Book Reviews.  I had heard so much about this book so I was looking forward to finally checking it out for myself.

During the first few pages I felt like there was a lot of information thrown at me all at once, this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing because it was things I needed to know, I just felt a little overwhelmed by it.

The author had created a future world where the city was divided up into factions and each faction had its own set of duties/rules depending on the character traits of each faction: Abnegation – selflessness, Dauntless – bravery, Erudite – intelligence, Candor – honesty, and Amity – peacefulness.  The aptitude test determined which faction each sixteen year old would be most suitable for and I found this fascinating especially when I realised that they didn’t have to choose the faction that their responses favoured!  It was around this time that the word Divergent came up but it didn’t give much information about it so throughout the book I tried to find out what it was all about.

After Tris chose her faction and began the initiation process I got the feeling she felt a bit out of her depth, that all changed though as her character developed in strength and knowledge.  She actually seemed to grow before my eyes, fighting her way through her new life and facing her fears head-on. She was a character that I took to my heart so when she showed an interest in Four I was keen to see where it would lead her.  There was an electric energy between the two of them even when he wasn’t being nice to her, this made their time together very exciting for me as the reader – it was definitely one of my favourite parts and something I look forward to more of in the next book Insurgent.  So many dramatic things happened towards the end that when I closed the book I had to take a breath and let my mind replay everything – it certainly hints at the next book being even more exciting and full of action!

I couldn’t get enough of this book and didn’t want it to end, it was so visual for me – almost like watching a movie which is handy seeing as the movie is already planned for 2014!

Divergent was a dark, exciting and action-packed read, with a dash of romance thrown in to make it a perfect all-rounder.

Divergent can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

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