Title: Allegiant (Divergent, Book 3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
After learning the truth about their city, Four and Tris need to go beyond its walls to see what is beyond. They are Divergent and are the point of the experiment, after all. So with the help of a few others, they will defy the city’s new leadership and make contact with the outside world. But is what they find the truth? After everything they’ve been through, they’re almost conditioned now to question authority and what they’re told. And that’s something that could save their lives…or just as easily get them killed.
I enjoyed this so much more than the second installment. The action picks back up here and there is the unique factor of switching the narration between the viewpoints of Tris and Four. As a reader, I felt like it was great to get more insight into Four’s thought process and by following them both, the reader knows more about what is going on than in the previous books. This was also very interesting to me because as I reached the end of the book, I felt like the overall story is just as much (or perhaps even more so) about Four as it is Tris, and understanding him better made the ending so much easier to accept. I know many people don’t like the way this ended, but I honestly can’t see it ending any other way. (And here’s hoping the films stay true to the books in this regard and don’t try to change it to mollify the masses…)