Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Book Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Book Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth | Book ReviewAllegiant by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Published by HarperCollins on October 22nd 2013
Pages: 526
Format: Paperback
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One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

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

What-I-ThoughtCan I just say that when I think back to that ending, I start bawling my eyes out again. I honestly ended up sobbing like a baby, and when I got out of that slump I was left a little dazed. Somehow I had ended up with this false sense of security when I started reading this book, with the emphasis on false. I feel like my heart got crushed and stamped upon by a horde of elephants. This was so not what I was expecting (and don’t ask me what I was, because I don’t know, but I do know it wasn’t this…)

I think I am still a bit dazed by that ending actually, but on the other hand, even though it made me oh so sad,  I do understand it and try to accept it. Because this was such a good book! That ending was raw and real and everything I wanted when I picked up Allegiant. I wanted it to be real, and a happily ever after just wouldn’t have cut it. You can’t have a happily ever after in a story like this. It’s not real.

Oh what the hell! *Curls into a ball and starts crying again*

The next part is for the people that have read Allegiant:

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I had no way how to explain my thoughts without these spoilers, so for those who haven’t read Allegiant yet, you really should (then come back and check out what I wrote in the hidden part). This is such a good book that pulls on every heart string, there’s realy nothing more to say.

Now I’ve gotten all of this out of my system. I’ll go back and cry some more.

The only thing that I do take comfort in is that I know I am not alone in feeling this freaking storm of emotions rushing through them.

To all of those who still have to read Allegiant: Good luck! Believe me… you’ll need it.

The Transfer by Veronica Roth | Short Story Review

The Transfer by Veronica Roth | Short Story Review

The Transfer by Veronica Roth | Short Story ReviewThe Transfer by Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #0.1
Published by HarperCollins on September 3rd 2013
Pages: 30
Format: Ebook
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five-stars

More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships.

What-I-Thought

It is no secret that the Divergent trilogy is one of my favourite series. The wait for Allegiant seems too long and in my opinion this short story (and the others that are coming out shortly) are the perfect way to keep the fans happy and *kuch* patient.

The Transfer is really a short story (only 30 pages), but that doesn’t make it less fun to read! Since we all read Divergent from Tris’ point of view this really is a fresh view on society. Four has always remained a bit mysterious and reading this makes you understand him better.

The Transfer takes place during the days in advance of Four’s choosing ceremony and the ceremony itself. You get to know what goes through his mind, and you get to read first-hand how his father treated him. At this point Tobias is not the Four we know, he is lonely but his spirit remains. He has this fire inside him that refuses to be put out, he shows again and again how strong he is. Even when his father tries to force it out of him.

You get to know exactly how he earned his name Four and I loved his first impressions on the Dauntless -the ones we get to know better in the other books- as well! Tori, how she tries to help him, Zeke the first jumper, and Eric *shudders*

Great and fast read! A perfect little appetizer to the big and final instalment of the Divergent Trilogy!