Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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.
****fair warning, there will be spoilers*******
The conclusion to the Divergent series. I've been waiting for this since the series began.
In this book Tris, Tobias, and others from Chicago leave the city to see what awaits them on the city walls. Tobias's mom has taken over the city with the Factionless and have disbanded the factions. When Tris, Tobias and the others leave the city they learn that their city is nothing more than an experiment to correct genetic anomalies, and scientist have been watching and observing cities throughout the country for generations. Everything they've even known has been a lie.
This book was different from the beginning because it took a turn that I wasn't ready for. It was great to learn about Tris' mom and how she was integrated into the city, and learning about the results of the genetic differences, it began to change the way i saw characters like Caleb.
Without giving too much away this book tied everything together even though I was a little irritated that Tris and Tobias walked into another revolution. First we have issues with Dauntless and Eurdite, then Marcus and Jeanine, and then it was the GD's and GP's. As sad and annoyed as I was about it all, I wouldn't have changed anything about this book, not even the ending that seemed to shake the world.
Sorry guys, it had to happen. She had to die. I know that there are people who thought there could have been a different ending but I disagree. If Tris had let Caleb sacrifice his self, she would not have been the character that we wanted her to be. Such a large conspiracy as the one this dystopian government had allowed to go on, could only have been resolved with large sacrifice. We all wanted a happily ever after with our favorite couple, but I picked up about 3/4 of the way through, that it just wasn't going to happen. (Brandon Sander's Mistborn series anyone!!)