Author : Veronica Roth
Rating : 5 Stars!
Hardcover, 526 pagesPublished October 22nd 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN : 006202406X (ISBN13: 9780062024060)
Source copy: National Bookstore
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.
Source : Goodreads
“But when you kill someone youn love, the hard part is never over. It just gets easier to distract yourself from what you’ve done.” – Tris
At last, I got my hands on Allegiant! And moreover, I finished it. *throws confetti* My patience is definitely tested on waiting for the final book of Divergent since on our local bookstore, the boxset were on sale at first. But fortunately, I already got it after 2 – 3 days after the published date. I felt like the happiest booklover the night I bought it.
Caution: IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ALLEGIANT, PLEASE DON’T PROCEED ON READING THIS.
Allegiant continued on the verge of the factions and factionless conflict. Or should I say an uprising. It is absolutely devastating to see their world, values and beliefs slowly crumbling. The struggles of every faction were put to test. All of them seem lost and fragile. That’s what I also felt actually. I don’t even know what would happen to their nation and who would be the leader they could believe in. It feels like starting all over again, but of course, some people wanted a change and not just a minimal change for the factions, but also for all of the law that will compel them to follow.
Escaping from their factions, they proceed to the Bureau. The world outside the fence. All of their questions were deeply answered with biological and logical answers. Tris and Four were bewildered from all of it. Knowing that the world that they come from is just a mere experiment for the genetically damaged and pure is simply not just a statement that they can easily accept. This is what I find first when I was reading Allegiant, it is the acceptance to know the truth no matter how hard it is. Whether Divergent or not, all of them are a pieces of an experiment that is keenly observed over the years.
Tris was completely bewildered with the idea of them being watched all over the years of their lives. I would have the same reaction of Tris since the Bureau just watched the rebellion and never done anything. It really can make any human feel all the anger in the world. But she never let all of it to lose all of her nerves to seek for more answers to what they’re having now.
The serums that they’ve all used, Jeanine Matthews used are also part of the Bureau and I admit I will always be mesmerized with the serums. Whether it is the truth, fear, death and memory serum, I feel the urge with the idea of those to turn into a reality. I loved Veronica Roth’s concept of a controlled chemical for humans.
As for Tobias, knowing that he is not Divergent, I also felt a stab of pain. Knowing that the blood that runs in his veins is damaged because of some experiment of the people on the Bureau, of course, I will also felt the urge to scream from the bottom of lungs for the wrongness of the world and the people. But then Tris knows the truth inside Tobias and that’s what is important. I adore the two of them as they develop their feelings in a profound matter.
The third book also displays a lot of deaths, too many of them to be exact. And this is one of the most hurtful parts of reading it. The agonizing pain of reading the character losing their life, I felt that I am slowly becoming far away from them and I ache for it. But you know what; Veronica Roth displayed the deaths of the characters to be one of triumphant ways to save the people they love. This could be one of the bittersweet moments of being a reader.
The uprising of the factionless and Allegiant definitely set the fire ablaze. And Tris and Tobias were in the middle of it being squished out. I felt the weight of the responsibility beneath their shoulders. To be young and to experience such great loss, vengeance and rebellion, it definitely made them feel a lot stronger than I ever read them before. The action-packed scenes overwhelmed me. The decisions of Evelyn, Marcus and Johanna are undeniably quite unexpected. Because all of them have their own definitions of sacrifice that made me felt like all of it will end in oblivion.
The ending is definitely the topmost reason that I’ll have a difficulty on reading another book again. I know that sacrifices should be done, but I never anticipate that it would end that way. By the way, there is a reason behind all of it on Veronica Roth’s blog and after I read it, I can say that truthfully it justify all the means. Click here for the link.
Overall, Allegiant destroyed everything of me. But I suddenly realize that facing the fears, fighting it to be exact is one of the triumphant things to do. It portrays a new way to stand up and believe and fight for the people we love, to sacrifice for them. The ending will definitely leave a scar on my heart. The choices that we will make will make a path for us to believe on what is the truth above it all. Thank you Veronica Roth.
"You don't believe things because they make your life better, you believe them because they're true" - Christina