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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Allegiant" by Veronica Roth~Slogging Through...


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.


Published by:  Harper Collins Publishers
Pages:  544
Genre:  YA Fiction/Dystopian
Series:  #3 Divergent
Author:  Veronica Roth
Website:  http://veronicarothbooks.com


Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent and Insurgent, the first two books in the Divergent trilogy. Now a full-time writer, Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at Twitter, Tumblr, her blog, and her website.


This must be the season when authors were pushed to complete their books for the rabid public who have been anxiously awaiting their next ones....Wally Lamb, Veronica Roth and others have disappointed their readers this time around.  At least they've disappointed me.

I happen to have loved "Divergent" and liked "Insurgent," the sequel, very much.  I'm a great fan of dystopians, as you well know.  But I found this final chapter in the series so distressing in its absence of Ms Roth's best imaginative writing.  "Did she just get tired or did she just get lazy," as the song goes...

Not only were the characters put up in a bland surrounding this time, but the plot was slow and plodding.  I found Tris and Four downright boring!  Can "Divergent" fans imagine that!?  The bouncing back and forth of their dialog set in the "outside" world was plain and uninspired.  I was  sighing and not wanting to pick the book up to find out what happened next.  Shocking for a fan of Veronica Roth's.  I couldn't wait to move on to the next book in my stacks.

While I wanted to finish this trilogy, and I did.  I was also saddened by the ending.  I won't give any spoilers here, though others may have found them elsewhere.  Just suffice it to say this was a failing final chapter in an otherwise exciting series.  I still suggest you read "Divergent."  You just may want to stop at the first two books...

3 stars                      Deborah/TheBookishDame



I have heard the same thing from other reviewers. I didn't even bother reading it - such a disappointment!


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