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Review: Allegiant

November 4, 2013 Katie A Reviews 3 Comments

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have to admit that I am pretty underwhelmed with Allegiant. It was not the thrilling conclusion I thought it would be and while I did enjoy some parts, I honestly found myself trudging through most of the book.

While I flew through Insurgent, this book seemed to drag.  I hated that.

My biggest issues were: the world building – these guys had no idea about the world outside the factions, so I think the world building could have been better – more detail, less info dumping.

I really needed less of Tris constantly gloating about how she was “right”. I HATED that. Okay, we get it, Tris – you think you’re right constantly, but it’s annoying and downright rude.

There was simply too much information to keep track of along the way. Most of it, to me, was a giant info dump. With the world building it was so much of a info dump, along with other parts of the story. It was too overwhelming to keep track of everything and left me pretty confused.

I am usually not bothered by switching of the POV – but it just didn’t work for this book. It confused me too much and I found myself constantly flipping back to see if I was reading Tris or Four. It just… didn’t work.

The ending… I don’t know. At some point, I had figured out what would happen, so while I wasn’t entirely surprised – it wasn’t an ending I was happy with – or proud of.

All in all… three stars. It was not the conclusion I thought it would be and left me wanting a lot more from the story. I’m pretty bummed about the way this series ended after having enjoyed the first two books so much.

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