MY RATING: 3/5
Allegiant is the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. In the concluding novel Tris and Tobias have to deal with the fallout from the information in the video provided by Tris’ ancestor. Chicago is now a faction-less city led by Tobias’ mother, Evelyn and she desperately tries to maintain her grip on a city that longs to return to the faction system. Determined to escape the city wall and see what lies outside the city, Tris and Tobias lead a group to seek answers but once they reach the outside they instead find more questions and that there is more to the situation than what they were first told. As they delve deeper into this new world, they learn that they will have to put everything on the line to prevent an already perilous situation from getting worse.
I know I’m a bit late to the party in regards to reading the Divergent trilogy and I know this final book is particularly divisive so I went with very low expectations and I think that definitely helped in regards to how I feel about this book.
I think had I actually read this when this book was first published, I would have probably really enjoyed the final book in the trilogy. I did know about the major death going in to this book so I wasn’t shocked in that regard but when I got to that point in the book, I felt that the ending was a bit rushed. I did like the first half of this book but I think this book could have done with another hundred pages or so dealing with the political fallout in Chicago, I found that aspect quite fascinating and would have liked to have seen more from what was happening in Chicago since we were rather restricted in Tris and Tobias’ POV. Overall I did like this book and I do want to read Four, since he is my favourite character in the series and I want to read Divergent from his POV.