Book Review: Allegiant (Divergent#3) by Veronica Roth

17383918Allegiant (Divergent#3) by Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Dystopian and Young Adult

Release Date: October 22, 2013

Pages: 526 (Hardcover)

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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’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.

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I’m smacking myself.

How is it possible that this series started off with a 4.5 rating to a 2.5 rating all the way to 1? How? Never have I read a series that I have quickly adored and then quickly despised as much as this one. All the reason for this has to be well, mostly the characters. In Allegiant, there are two MCs, Tris and Four.

Tris fucking Prior has to be one of the dumbest characters I have ever had the misfortune of reading about. The way treats people, especially the ones she loves is disgusting and at no point did I like her in this book.

Now, onto Four.
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I used to love Four. He was always so strong and caring, doing what was necessary to get the mission done. In this one I hated him. Veronica Roth does a HORRID job of writing in his POV. Instead of loving him more, I felt myself hate it more and roll my eyes at him whenever I was reading something in his POV. All he does is complain. And whine. All day.

The better half of the book is focused on all of this genetic bullshit and faction crap but mostly the genetic stuff. At no point did I really understand or care about it, it just takes up a lot of space and time and was boring.

NOW THE ENDING.
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Believe it or not, but I laughed. I laughed really, really, really hard. Not because this is the way I express my sadness but because I just couldn’t help it. It’s unnecessary and over the top. I expected more from Roth but I guess that I shouldn’t have.

1 Lonely Cloud
1 Lonely Cloud

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Book Review: Insurgent (Divergent#2) by Veronica Roth

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Insurgent (Divergent#2) by Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Dystopian and Young Adult

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Pages: 525 (Hardcover)

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One choice can transform you, or destroy you.

Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

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I was not expecting this. Insurgent is good, not as good as the first one but it’s still a nice novel. But it’s so slow, and even during the action packed parts, the writing makes it seem like everything is happening in slow motion or some sort of play that rich people watch. Nothing about it sounds like a young girl struggling with the lines of life and death and where she wants to go. It just sounds so planned out and boring. Hopefully the last one is better.

It seems that every first novel in a series that I loved, the second one I dislike. I notice things that I hadn’t in the first one and one of those reoccurring things is the fact that all of the protagonists are whiny, annoying, greedy, and just asking to be killed. Tris might be the worst so far because in this one, I could barely put up with her. She’s constantly putting herself in danger when everyone tells her not to and it’s just UGH. I also found the ending to be predictable.

I did like, for the most part, the romance and relationship between Tris and Four because it is definitely not lovey-dovey like in the first one. It’s intense and angry and sweet with a few surprises. Even though I didn’t enjoy Tris (fucking idiot that she is), I did enjoy the action scenes and how edgy they are.

What the fuck is this? Honestly, I was expecting something that would be on the same level as Divergent. Maybe I should just stop reading the second book in series because so far I have been nothing but disappointed with them all. Don’t read this one unless you’ve read the first one which I actually enjoyed. Insurgent is just a pile of fuckery, the actual story doesn’t make sense and Tris is..she’s…she’s just there in la la land doing complete non sense for no reason.

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2.5 Messed Up Clouds

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Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#35

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Distance Between US by Kasie West

15283043Favourite quotes:

1. “I think unhappiness comes from unfulfilled expectations.”

2. “Sometimes it’s the little things that bring that special someone back to us in some small way.”

Insurgent (Divergent#2) by Veronica Roth

11735983Favourite quote:

1. Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.

2. “I’ll be your family now,” he says.

“I love you,” I say.

[…] He frowns at me. “Say it again.”

“Tobias,” I say, “I love you.”

3. People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.

4. Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.

Fire With Fire (Burn For Burn#2) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

10662420Favourite quotes:

1. “It’s all about attitude. You act like you’re the shit and guys are so dumb they’ll totally believe it.”

2. If you’re super tall, don’t be a dick and stand in front of a short person.

 

Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Dystopian

Age Range: 14+

Release Date: May 03, 2011

Pages: 487 (hardcover)

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).

On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 

She renames herself Tris during the initiation while struggling with love, trust, and friendship. She tries her best to keep to herself about a secret and threats that could ruin the perfect society that she lives in. When Tris is put to the test to save the ones she loves, will she pull through and save them or fail and lose them?

 

4.7/5 I’m still shocked that I actually really enjoyed this book. This book is one of those book that makes me never want to underestimate a book again.

At the beginning of the story, it was so boring that I had to stop a few times because I couldn’t take just how slow-paced it was. It wasn’t until somewhere in the middle when it finally picked up (only a bit) and I started enjoying the book. What I didn’t like about this book is that it reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games because even though this book is in a different place, I felt like the idea was very similar. I also didn’t like how emotional Tris got throughout the better half of the book. Veronica Roth wanted to make it clear that Tris was a very strong girl. And, yes, even though Tris does face very hard, very unbearable things throughout it, I still felt that she also cried when it was over something small and I would roll my eyes at her. A lot.

The ending of Divergent really surprised me because I actually wasn’t expecting it ( I had a hunch but that was it). What I liked about this book is that Tris got to experience new things while still learning old things as well. The different names and traits of each faction was a bit hard for me to remember, but once they stuck, I realized just how much I loved them.The names are so very clever. I loved how they had to follow a certain dress code and a certain way of life that was different for each faction. So much happened in the ending that it made me pay more attention because I knew that something big was going to happen. The ending to this book is amazing and I laughed a lot in the middle and near the end.

Even though I found Veronica Roth’s book to be slow, she made up for it with a smashing ending that not only put Tris’ strengths to the test but also the strengths’ of the people she loved and cared about too. I recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind slow books with great endings with characters that are easy to get attached to.           

Divergent By Veronica Roth

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Title: Divergent (Divergent #1)

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Dystopian

Age Range: 14+

Release Date: May 03, 2011

Pages: 487 (hardcover)

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).

On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

She renames herself Tris during the initiation while struggling with love, trust, and friendship. She tries her best to keep to herself about a secret and threats that could ruin the perfect society that she lives in. When Tris is put to the test to save the ones she loves, will she pull through and save them or fail and lose them?

4.7/5 I’m still shocked that I actually really enjoyed this book. This book is one of those book that makes me never want to underestimate a book again.

At the beginning of the story, it was so boring that I had to stop a few times because I couldn’t take just how slow-paced it was. It wasn’t until somewhere in the middle when it finally picked up (only a bit) and I started enjoying the book. What I didn’t like about this book is that it reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games because even though this book is in a different place, I felt like the idea was very similar. I also didn’t like how emotional Tris got throughout the better half of the book. Veronica Roth wanted to make it clear that Tris was a very strong girl. And, yes, even though Tris does face very hard, very unbearable things throughout it, I still felt that she also cried when it was over something small and I would roll my eyes at her. A lot.

The ending of Divergent really surprised me because I actually wasn’t expecting it ( I had a hunch but that was it). What I liked about this book is that Tris got to experience new things while still learning old things as well. The different names and traits of each faction was a bit hard for me to remember, but once they stuck, I realized just how much I loved them.The names are so very clever. I loved how they had to follow a certain dress code and a certain way of life that was different for each faction. So much happened in the ending that it made me pay more attention because I knew that something big was going to happen. The ending to this book is amazing and I laughed a lot in the middle and near the end.

Even though I found Veronica Roth’s book to be slow, she made up for it with a smashing ending that not only put Tris’ strengths to the test but also the strengths’ of the people she loved and cared about too. I recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind slow books with great endings with characters that are easy to get attached to.