Allegiant is the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
Summary (from back cover)
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 ties, tangled loyalties and painful memories.
But Tris’s 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 the complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.
I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.
So, I really enjoyed Divergent and Insurgent, and my expectations of the final book in the trilogy were, of course, high, higher than they had been at any other point in the series. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Allegiant is quite different from the first two books. We are now outside of the fence; in effect, in the real world, if one far into the future. But here the world is divided too, along different lines, but the results are the same.
Tris is such a strong and clever young woman. It’s hard to read how someone so young has lost so much, suffered so much, witnessed so much, but it’s a testament to her character that she doesn’t give in. But it is still heart-breaking, all the same. Tris and Four’s relationship is also hard to watch; it’s almost constantly put to the test because of what they have to endure and live through, but there are also times where it is sweet and easy and terribly moving.
I both did and didn’t expect the ending to this book and thus the series. I know that doesn’t make too much sense, but there it is. The question is, am I happy about it? No. I’m not. Why? Because I’m human and emotional. And yet, I’m not sure how else it could have ended. The ending needed to big and bold to create an impact after all that had gone before, and the author certainly achieved that.
I loved this series. It was definitely one of the best YA series I have read, and also one of the best dystopian series I have read. And as such, I can’t recommend the Divergent trilogy highly enough.