Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Review: ALLEGIANT

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Overall, I really enjoyed the book and the series, but I had two issues with ALLEGIANT.

First, I had a really hard time getting into this book because it's written in present tense. I did not lower my rating of the book for this since it's my issue, and Roth did a GREAT job of writing in present tense. I still struggled reading it, because I was hyper-aware of the grammar rather than the story.

Second, I did not enjoy the two points of view. I constantly had to flip back to the beginning of the chapter to see if it was his or her perspective. And I felt like it really weakened Four's character.

I appreciated Roth's gutsy ending. Sometimes in the young adult genre, authors stick to a certain code of rules. So kudos to Roth for stepping outside the box a bit. I found myself completely satisfied with the ending.

I look forward to reading more from Roth in the future.

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  1. Nice review - I still haven't read any of these. At my local stores, I can only ever find this one, and not the first two!! Hopefully they get their act together on that count soon.

  2. I'm really excited for this but the present tense and dual POV do sound weird and might be distracting for me. I'll give it a go though because I have to know how it ends!

  3. I really should start reading this series. Maybe this year. :-D

  4. Just finished Divergent this weekend, but sadly it wasn't quite my cup of tea. I know the series is on fire though!