Review: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth

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Warning: Allegiant is the third (and last) book to the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.

~o~Goodreads Synopsis~o~

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’ 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 to 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.


It started off pretty well but I disliked the dual narrative so much! I’m used to being in Tris’ head. I don’t think Veronica Roth did a very good job with Tobias’ perspective. He sounded way too much like Tris.

Anyway, so they go out of the city and things just fall apart! I was expecting the cameras and the experiments and such but I don’t think Roth did a very good job with everything. The Maze Runner had similar concepts and I LOVE those books.This book definitely did not meet my expectations.


Apparently, Beatrice Prior gave her life up for a message (which was to send an army of Divergent out of the city) didn’t matter! Then why in Hades did she agree to go into the experiment??

And now you’re telling me that Tobias isn’t Divergent! I think that was completely unnecessary!! And even is he wasn’t, Tobias would NEVER act like how he was acting. He would be mad at the bureau people for thinking he was damaged and wouldn’t have taken it for an explanation. And he is TOBIAS. He would NEVER go on with a plan in which he didn’t know exactly what he was getting into (as was the case with him and Nita). He is not a trusting person, he’s never been a trusting person, and there he is going along with a coup with someone he met three days ago. That’s NOT how he acts. Does Veronica Roth not realize that she CANNOT change a character’s personality to fit the plot?!?! And Uriah! Poor Uriah, who I feel so sorry for right now.

And then, after the last two books had built up to the war between the factionless and the factions, we don’t even get to witness most of it. We only get some glimpses from the cameras at the bureau.

And the whole thing with genetically healed and genetically damaged just didn’t fit for me. So, they had set up an experiment and monitored their genes. Okay. And they have been in that experiment for more than three decades. I don’t get why in Hades someone didn’t try to escape!! They said that if they tried to escape, they’ll inject them with the memory serum. But if a group of them were to go out, and if that whole group was injected with the memory serum, don’t you think at-least some of the residents would know something was fishy? Take the Erudite, for example; they’re naturally curious and yet, none of them tried to find out what was beyond the fence? Humans are curious and stupid creatures! They’re not going to stay inside a fence for decades!

I didn’t mind that Tris died. I’ve been waiting for AGES for a main character in one of my favorite book series’ to die (I thought it would be a nice change), but the way she died just seemed horrible to me. When she was escorting Caleb to their “mission” I knew that she wasn’t going to let him die for her. I mean, this is Tris! So of-course she saved Caleb and went herself, if she hadn’t I would’ve been disappointed.

Also the whole time I was thinking. If the bureau people could really be so low as to wipe out the memories of thousands of people, why couldn’t they just inject Jeanine or Evelyn or Marcus? Do you realize how many people that would be saving??
And then in the end, Tobias goes to his mother and just ASKS her to quit the war. This is EVELYN! She left her son when he was a little boy with an abusive father/husband so she could save herself. She led hundreds of people to revolt and wage war. I do think that she would stop all the nonsense for Tobias but it shouldn’t have been that easy. Maybe a little more convincing in Tobias’ part. And if it really was that easy, why did Tobias not talk to his mom BEFORE all this happened.

The last part with Tobias almost drinking the memory serum was UTTER NONSENSE!! Again, this is TOBIAS!! Yes, Tris’ death screwed him up but he wouldn’t drink the memory serum. He wouldn’t want to forget Tris and everything they did together.

So, what did I like about this book?

Well, I like Christina more now and I feel really sorry for her. She lost her boyfriend in the first book in the hands of her best friend, she was getting close to Uriah who just HAD to die, and then she loses her best friend. I mean, she came from Candor to Dauntless which drove her away from her family but she found a new family among her new Dauntless friends, but now they’re all gone too.

I seriously can’t think of what else I liked.

4 thoughts on “Review: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth

  1. Thank you for this review ~ I have only watched the relevant movies and been wondering whether I should give the books a try too.. I liked the fact that you also compared it with “The Maze Runner”, which I’ve found it to be a really engaging story, so perhaps I’ll start with this one first ~

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