Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Genre: YA
Warnings: Some mature themes
Buy: Amazon

Summary: 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 explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.


Ah, Allegiant… you have frustrated the hell out of a lot of people, made them throw their copies at walls, made a lot of people cry… and a lot of people hate you. I get it. You had to tie up all the loose ends in the story in 600 pages or less, as well as try to flesh out a romance, deal with a broken brotherhood, and also make half of you act as a history book with information dumps the size of California. But that does not make me like you. No, in fact, I think I join everyone else when I say that your ending put the rest of the series to shame—that’s right, shame. All of the beautiful writing and complex characters have been outshined by your glaring and undeniable flaw which is that you switch out much of the action for slow-paced scenes that shouldn’t make any difference to the story. The fate of many of the characters is ill-deserved, and I believed that your author tried to tie everything as neatly as possible in a pretty little bow for us to carry home instead of extending the plot by at least one more book. And if the extra book was impossible, then at least you shouldn’t have been written in a way that required that much space. Allegiant, I had great expectations for you, as did everyone else who had been following the series for the previous two years, and I have decided to ignore your existence. I’m sorry, but I can’t live with the fact that you are the ending that was given to all these people. You suck, Allegiant. I’m sorry. But we can’t be together. Our love cannot be. With this, I say goodbye to you, Divergent trilogy. I’m sorry you got a shit ending.

I gave this book 2/5 stars on goodreads.

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