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E of the coolest thing I saw at tumblr aha Anything else you want to add about the trilogyVERONICA ROTH The third book will be called Detergent and the tagline will be One Choice Can Disinfect You Okay that s a lieLOL I may never be Third Corinthians happy ever againThe fun and laughter is over Iave finally read Allegiant and I feel empty inside Empty but accepting and understandingThis book makes Mockingjay feel like Dr Seuss I Craps had a few problems with it mainly that it spelled out a bit too much for the If in your story the word genetics couldave just as easily been replaced with the word magic or voodoo or pepperoni your premise may seriously need some rethinking Why do I care Well education took me on the path from biology to medicine and so I don t take fcking with genetics lightly Well now against all odds and against my self preservation sense I finished this series And it was not very good Really it wasn t It could A Quartet have been somewhat salvageable if only the author was able to recapture the unabashed mindless fun entertainment that Divergent was able to pull off But alas it lost the fun aspect completely and what was left when entertainment was removed turned out to be insufficient to fill the resulting void Instead this book just serves to cementow this series was poorly thought through from the beginning unsure of its own premise uncertain of its message unsure of where it was supposed to be A Thread of Grace headed disjointed in its ideas and concepts and never becoming a coherent whole Just to clarify my disappointmentas nothing to do with the widely publicized controversial ending or at least not with the part of the ending a certain character s fate view spoilerTris dies and that part was not that unexpected given A Bride for Brothers - A Novel of Erotica her semi suicidal inclinations and sudden introduction of Tobias perspective in the storyide spoiler Mid book review cos I m struggling to finish this So far Katy Perry does a good job summing this book up You change your mindLike a girl changes clothesYeah you PMSLike a bitchI would knowAnd you over thinkAlways speakCriticallyI should knowThat you re no good for meChorus Cause you re ot then you re coldYou re yes then you re noYou re in then you re outYou re up then you re downYou re wrong when it s rightIt s black and it s whiteWe fight we break upWe kiss we make upyou You don t really wanna stay noyou But you don t really wanna go oYou re ot then you re coldYou re yes then you re noYou re in then you re outYou re up then you re downUpdate May 2013 The cover s actually good though I 8 Keys of Self-Leadership have to admit some of the fan made covers were gorgeous I m not too sure about the water symbol I wasoping they The Plum Tree had all 5 symbols andad them crashing together to create a new symbol Y know new world new symbolUpdate Apr 2013 Allegiant Really Did they mean Allergent Y know the factionless uest to rid themselves of fleas permanently Grab your nets and bugs spray I can t say that I like being wrong but still looking forward to Venus how things end Hmmmall the possible titles Option 1 Emergent view spoilerThey finally go through the fence and face the real worldide spoiler Ten Hours laterWhen I don t like a series ending I tell myself it s partially my own fault that the book suffered from my expectations In the case of Allegiant I think it went a little beyond that Hours after finishing and sleeping on my crushing disappointment I Love Me Twice (Safe Haven, have to admit that very little of this book worked for me So I m turning to the device that I always turn to when I m stressed or overwhelmed with something lists As always in a review of this nature there will be MASSIVE SPOILERS for all three books in this series I m using a cut and it means very definite business Things that Did not Work for Me in Allegiant a List by Kateview spoiler1 The World BuildingWhen you think about both Divergent and Insurgent there was very little actual world building that went on We established the faction system and the way it functions in Divergent We also established the problems inherent with that system In Insurgent we explored those problems by watching the breakdown And then in the end of Insurgent we find out that it s all an experiment intended to save the outside world from war and violence and povertyThen we get to Allegiant Everything in the video is a lie so in a lot of ways everything Tris did at the end of Insurgent was for nothing The outside world is basically Chicago 20 only instead of being divided by personality type people are divided by the extent of their broken genes It s an interesting thought and a cool platform for philosophizing but so much is crammed into this book that we don tave time for those subtleties Basically we Investment Club Operations Handbook have one book to learn the mass of information we need to know about the outsideThis info dump is compounded by several things 1 Everything we thought we knew about the outside is a lie and some things we thought we knew about the people on the inside is a lie too 2 Tris knows nothing about the outside so things that we know about as readers keep being offandedly explained to Desperate Farm her and also not explained toer 3 a lot of what Tris Guinea Pigs has to figure out is science andistory and there s not the sufficient background needed to Before the Reign (Royal Romances Book 4) help with suspension of disbeliefThis is clearly supposed to be far into the future at least seven generations but fundamentally it s still the world we know We knew that because of the fact that Chicago was clearly recognizable But knowing that everything on the outside is basically still functioning through our government and that the same kinds of issues still cause problems Something about that made me uestion every piece of information thrown at meThere was too much information introduced in this book for it to be the closing of a series and Ionestly think this whole series would ave benefited from a fourth book2 Character Developmenta The background charactersNone of the background characters went anywhere significant I did not learn anything new about Cara Christina or Uriah I could ave eliminated all three of them from this book and everything would Black Tan have been the same Even Uriah s injury and death felt like a plot point for Four that was ultimately completely glossed over Peter and Caleb showed no growth or change Peter proved thate is still the same coward e as always been and yet somehow The Hopi he gets exactly whate wants Caleb too proved a coward He was given the chance for redemption and Taken By The Duchess he didn t take it As for Natalie Prior I thoughter backstory was interesting It was one of the few interesting things about the book though I thought the love triangle was unnecessary and slowed the plot down I also couldn t wrap my brain around why when she found out Tris was divergent she wouldn t One-Liners (Funny One-Liner Jokes for Adults) have tolder at least some of this information she knew something that would The Arabian Love-Child helper daughter and Queen Takes Triune (Their Vampire Queen, her society And even though it was interesting backstory it didn t change Natalie Prior s motivations for savinger daughter and acting as she didThere was a rash of seemingly senseless deaths in this book First Edward dies Butwhy To show that the factionless show as little regard for Gift Wrapping with Textiles human life as the Erudite did For the two page scene in which we don t know if Evelyn is upset byis death The same thing with Tori who died it seems simply to provide the moment in which we find out ow wrong she was and that er brother now The Mound Builders; Being an Account of a Remarkable People That Once Inhabited the Valleys of the Ohio and Mississippi, Together with an Investigation Into the Archaeology of Butler County, O. has to deal wither deathButwhy do I care about George Wu This problem ties back to the world building problem and the need for another book We are introduced to so many new characters Some lady whose name I can t remember Amar George Nita Matthew David all the people from The Fringe The people from the Fringe We barely learn anything besides their names Amar and George are there it seems to provide some familiarity for our refugees but we barely see them and they don t teach us anything new about the inside or the outside Then we get to Nita who plays a major role and then just seems to disappear Matthew ET Contact has a nice little speech about the Terrible thing that genetic prejudice caused toappen but who is also basically a clone of Cara And David who is exactly exactly like Jeanine Having so many new people cut out our chance to see the people that matteredLikeb TrisTris came a long way in Insurgent and she learned a lot of things I thought overall she was doing well and continuing that trend until the end which ruined everything But Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball here was my problem with Tris besides whatappened at the end was she wrong about ANYTHING in this book It s like she could perfectly read every situation and every person and she was kind of a condescending jerk about it She wants to act like she s never been wrong but I remember Wicca her surprise at Caleb s betrayal I remember that it took a bit forer to figure out Evelyn was Four s mother I remember that she didn t see Al s betrayal coming or even Eric s I remember that she didn t see through Evelyn s plan until it was already appening Tris isn t infallible and I liked that about er Those mistakes made Tris uman But in Allegiant she s suddenly perfect She is smart and strong and skilled and canny and selfless to a ridiculous extent It makes it ard for us to blame Tris when she s annoyed that people are ignoring Shadowland (The Immortals, her or not trustinger gut It also makes Four s journey that much difficult to Leo the Magnificat handle because knowing that she s always right means thate s always wrong And We Own the City he kind of is c FourI really wish wead not gotten Four s point of view in this book I d say a big portion of the problems I Families as They Really Are had stemmed from the dual points of view Fundamentally wead to learn everything new through both characters because obviously they reacted differently to everything This really slowed down the pacing and bogged this book down in repetitive backstory His sections of the book were indistinguishable in both tone and voice Though Tris and Four complimented each other so well in the first two books made an excellent team of euals they are also very different personality types Sure they Murder at the Diogenes Club (Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries, have similar characteristics the same kinds of things make them tick but they go about things in a very different wayI ll beonest I didn t find Four likable in this book I got flashes of the Four I loved but Surya Namaskara he was so mired down in all ofis weaknesses that reading THANJAVUR his portions of the book was reallyard He is the one that was so mad at Tris in the last book for lying and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century he is the one that tolder at that Finding Forever he should truster and not Rabbit Hole (The Paradox Series, hide things fromer But what Painted Doll (Only In Tokyo Mystery, happens Four finds out thate s not really divergent um ok and then Ewiger Saatz he completely breaks down and immediately loses all the growthe d accomplished in the first two books and does something stupidPart of me understands that the point is that Four isn t perfect e as four fears but those four fears are so much bigger and terrifying than most people s ten or twenty or my thousand He Bạn Gái has Major Issues However I knew that aboutim already We already watched this struggle with the need to do something to make the world better and also the need to protect Tris and be a good man in the face of incredibly difficult choices We spent a book watching Deep Magic him deal withis feelings for Her Secret Fantasy (Spice Trilogy his mother and father even if we never watchedim deal with those things from this point of view It was wrenching but it made Glennas Seeds him growThis Four is broken Heas lost all of the defining elements that made im Four He is weak and indecisive and insecure and most surprisingly of all irrational His participation in Nita s plan baffles me Since when as Four ever blindly trusted anyone s plan or anyone for that matter let alone a stranger s Since when does The breaking of the circle he not at least argue with Tris OR ANYONE about the moral complications of what isappening It s one thing for Driven by Destiny (The Protector, him to go along with Evelyn s plan though even then only at first that relationship andis feelings are complicated Here Kingston City Directory his decision makes no sense He barely knows Nita Why ise not working with Cara and Christina and Tris Why is Dads Pregnant Too he not asking that they be involved It made no sense to me even in context of losingis identityAnd then Runaway Pumpkins his actions andis part in this plan are ignored There are no conseuences aside from the fact that Uriah is unconscious and ultimately dies That entire plot point just seemed pointless Tris is going to be plenty mad about Four being so stupid already Four is going to feel plenty guilty about acting like a completely naive Les Miserables (Les Misrables) hayseed without Uriahaving to eat it Then the issue became about Uriah instead of why on earth Dancing with Words he made this ridiculous decision and whate was feeling After this incredibly boneheaded and uncharacteristic decision I don t even know what the Pooperella (Farty Tales Book 1) hell to make of what was going on with Four I did not understandis motivations I did not understand the personality In Defense of a Liberal Education he suddenly exhibited It felt likee was simply moving forward the plot instead of being Four Plus Gender Is Fair Game he spends all of Allegiant being broken down and we never really seeim built back up3 The PlotThis plot was repetitive In Insurgent we Wybór wierszy have to overthrow the tyranny of Jeanine Mathews In Allegiant weave to overthrow the tyranny of Jeanine Mathews 2030 It is the same struggle Of course on one level that makes sense Tris is chasing this problem up the chain She s discovering that the root of this problem is bigger than Jeanine Mathews and that the outside and its problems never really stayed outside I did appreciate that aspect The pacing was an issue It was slowed considerably by the excessive amount of info dumping and also the dual points of view It also felt formulaic It was so paint by numbers and repetitive that it became predictable in part because Tris is always right and in part because there s no time for nuance thanks to all the random information being Ed lies tangled loyalties and painful memoriesBut Tris's new reality is even alarming than the one she left behind Old discoveries are uickly rendered meaningless Explosive new truths change the 11 Before 12 hearts of those she loves And once again Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities ofuman nature and of erself while facing impo.
Hrown about and all the random things that keep appening And yet even with the repetition and the predictability and the deus ex machina moments this plot was a confused mess and most of it was completely unnecessary to where we wentAnd good lord the ending of no sense The The Theory Of Industrial Organization holes in this plot were insane The main conflict seems to be that the Bureau whoas controlled Chicago and Tris s life wants the Chicago experiment to keep going Tris wants those people to know the truth and be free Four doesn t seem to know what the LAbyssin helle wants In order to keep things going the Bureau wants to wipe the memories of Tris s friends and the families of Promise of Power her friends Her grand solution Wipe the memories of the bureau instead Erase their memories of genetic prejudiceWhatWe know there are antidotes to basically every serum from the death serum to the truth serum We also know there s an inoculation to the memoryAbnegation serum So why does it occur to NO ONE that instead of say inoculating Christina s family and Uriah s that they say INNOCULATE EVERYONE If they inoculate the people in Chiacago then David and the Bureau can t wipe their memories At the very least this seemingly obvious solution buys them time to figure out what theell to do Instead it s decided Caleb will sacrifice Ever Dark himself by breaking into a vault of memory serum and releasing it into the air before the death serum can claimim which everyone completely 100% believes will Christian Faith 101 happen and it occurs to no one that Tris of all people will never ever letim do thisFour The Math Workshop heads into the city to give the memory serum to only one ofis parents because Babys Bathtime he ll onlyave time for one but GASP WHICH WILL HE CHOOSE Ok Let s think about this The memory serum is intended to allow the two groups in Chicago to come to an agreement How on earth does giving Marcus the serum She Left Me the Gun help that goal Evelyn will still remember thate beat Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) her Evelyn will still remember thate beat Tobias Evelyn will still want to prove Its Just Been Glorious her strength overim because she rightfully HATES Marcus So clearly Evelyn is the only logical choice because if she can forget what Marcus did to Cell her what the factions did toer she can come to an agreement because she ll Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, have forgotten all the things that motivateder to fight in the first place Marcus is just a power Fusiliers hungry dickwad that s fundamental toim like knowing The American Nurse how to breathe Knowing this and I don t understandow you could not especially in the context of Four s weird relationship with Dangerous Desire his mother versus the fact that basicallye wants The Little Book of Puns his dad to be dead all the tension is gone from Four making this decision because we all know there is no decisionOf course knowing this we also know that Four is never going to giveis mother the memory serum What is completely unbelievable in the end is that Evelyn the same Evelyn who as proven erself to be a dictator and a tyrant who abandoned Four who lied to Four who tried to push away the only person who The Complete Idiots Guide to Rumi Meditations has ever supported Four and believed inim in Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums (Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis, his entire life the same person whoas been motivated by nothing but ate of the factions with seemingly little thought to er son is magically made reasonable by love of er son whatThis makes no sense in the context of what we know about Evelyn based on what we ve seen er do She doesn t even argue with Tobias It s just sobbing A Strangers Touch (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, hugs and forgetting everything she s done so she canave the PROSPECT of Threat Vector: INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN (Jack Ryan Jr Series Book 4) (English Edition) her son one day being iner life I m supposed to believe this because we The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler had a scene wither staring at the blue vase she gave Papyrus and Tablet him And of course they go out and shakeands with Johanna and Marcus gets The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham his just desserts because everyone knowse is an evil scumbag bent on power and everything magically works out fine despite the fact that people were rioting in the first chapter and the rest of the factionless are just going to forget their anger because they love Tobiasoh waitMeanwhile back in the compound4 The MessageI knew in my gut as soon as I started reading the second instance of Tobias s point of view that Tris would die But still I A Foxs Love (American Kitsune hoped I was wrong I wanted to be wrong And I wanted to be wrong because it doesn t make any sense with Tris s growthEvery Single Book Every single book Tris goes off to do some sacrificial act to save the people she cares about That is basically all she does in Insurgent And what iser lesson at the end of Insurgent She wants to live She doesn t want to die she wants to fight and save the world But we all know as readers from the moment they mention that stupid vault s booby trap that Tris is going to walk into it We know she is AndI The Provocateur hated it First of all it completely screwed the little character development we d seen from Caleb Oh so Tris points a gun to youread to make you give you the backpack And you believe Trading Christmas her Stupidest Erudite EVER Because why would she shoot you you idiot if she is about to walk into a death serum pressure cooker TO SAVE YOUR LIFE It was believable when Tris said she d shoot David to keep them from getting the password But she doesn t want Caleb to die Whene lets er ave the backpack when Pride he lets Tris walk into that chamber Iave never been so disappointedI was disappointed in Tris too because she stole Caleb s redemption Maybe Men he lives and redeemsimself in some other way though considering Isotopic Carbon he was an accessory to the slaughter of an entire faction betrayedis sister and is generally of weak character why would anyone believe that The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) he can redeemimself in any other way So at gunpoint she steps up to make this sacrifice and we all knew she was going to do it all along and Step Out of Your Story how did Tobias not I don t mind character deaths in books I think whenandled correctly they are touching scenes that teach the reader something I think about Dumbledore dying and my chest aches I think about so many other deaths in books from Rue in Hunger Games to Bridge to Terebethia and I know that deaths of characters you love can matter and make a book beautiful and better and teach you things about yourself and the world and love and all of itBut the death The Eyes of the Dead has to matter And Tris s didn t In the very rushed end we find out that people can depend on each other Can mend each other We find out that Four is still grieving Tris but is maybe starting to move on thate doesn t talk or think about Rules for a Lady her much because ofow much it Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles hurts Is Peter right Tobias is young Somedaye ll move on and ABC he ll remember Tris bute ll keep living And it s true moving on is brave That s what life is and what it reuires and we Odd Man In have to be grateful for the moments we spend with the people we love and the impact theyave But I needed so much from Tobias at the end to make Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale his loss of Tris worth that messageIated too the way Tris s death was Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children handled Because what was Tris doing She was running intoer mother s arms and asking if she could be finished Wanting to be done implying a choice even though she JUST told Caleb to tell Tobias that she didn t want to leave Carlyle Marney him If she d gone down fighting I dave bought this But she seemed to welcome death to want it and that reverts Shameful her straight back to the things she supposedly learned she DIDN T want in InsurgentI don t understand why Tris s death did anything to make that message real If anything it makes it less so It s easy to band together in grief to find the people who understand and cling to them and form a stronger bond while you do We saw that already with Christina and Uriah I think this book wouldn tave been able to gloss over everything if Tris ad lived Like Uriah s injury and demise a lot of this ending was urriedly tied up with Sacred Landscapes her death We didn tave to see what really Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, happened in the aftermath We didn tave to deal with the choices for society Tris s death was sand for the characters to bury their Gold Rush heads in This book didn tave a Girl Reporter hopeful ending because nothing really changed 90% of the characters are dead and everyone forgives everyone almost everything because they care about them This is the foundation of rebuilding and stability upon which these characters and this world can grow I dave given up Tris and Tris and Four if it left Four and the the people she cared about with strength and Hunted hope and a better world but I didn t see that it didide spoiler The book starts off with this epigraph from the Erudite faction manifesto Every uestion that can be answered must be answered or at least engaged Illogical thought processes must be challenged when they ariseAnd then fantastically misses the mark Allegiant was so chock full of plot Gingerbread Heart holes unrealistic situations contrived character development laughable explanations and a whole load of wtf moments And that s not even including the disastrous ending of this book How this book managed toave an epigraph about being logical is a complete mystery to me INCLUDES MASSIVE SPOILERS view spoilerRight from the get go the book wastes little time with the petty conflict between the factions and the factionless The narrative spends a few convenient moments agonizing over the factionless vs factions dilemma and then decides to venture outside the fence Which you know is totally fine because we all assumed that at some point the narrative would come back to resolve that conflict in a reasonable way later on One dead character and a relatively easy stroll through the fence later Tris and company encounter THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE FENCE Behold the moment we ave all been waiting for As it turns out the world as apparently been so full of assholes that the government decided to eliminate the genes in citizens that caused dishonestly selfishness cowardice stupidity and aggression Unfortunately this backfired and just created assholes that were asshole y than before So Biz Talk-2 how does a rational government fix this problem Easy Just construct gigantic city sized behavioural experiments all across the country Get volunteers whoad their genes screwed with to Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, have their memories wiped and stick them into a city and force them to choose a faction Eventually these people will reproduce enough times until they finally manage toave genetically pure aka Divergent babies that are free from messed up genes I mean duh That s like the most logical thing ever Because its not like bad genes pass down bad genes or anything Silly science In fact this department is just so full of geniuses that they decided that instead of using the genetic engineering prowess they already A Historical Atlas of Tibet had to modify the genes of the genetically damaged offspring they were just gonna wait around for 8 generations until the problem just miraculously fixed itself Don t worry Their efforts aren t wasted I ve already nominated them for the Nobel Prize in What The Fuckery From then on the book actually gets worse Instead of trying to resolve the old conflict between the factionless and the factions the book tries to take on a whole new conflict between the genetically pure and the genetically damaged making the plot unnecessarily convoluted and leaving little to no room for proper character development Tris and Four s switching POVs only disorient the reader further because as the book continues the characters voices lose their distinctions and start to sound and like each other While Tris mayave been tougher in this book than in Insurgent which is literally the only redeeming uality I m willing to give this book Four s character gets a complete top to bottom deconstruction Gone is the tough strong badass we got to know in the previous two books Instead Roth replaces Four with a bumbling emotional man child who fails to make rational decisions and think straight His judgement is often clouded by The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, his own insecurities and growing fears Before we knew Four as being a character who would never letis fears control Italian Warships Of World War II him In Allegiant Four s fearsave Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) his neck in a leash and tugim in any which direction and Critical Social Theory and the End of Work he willing goes without even putting up a fightWhich now brings me to the disastrous ending of this book Suddenly tensions are rising between the factionless and the Allegiant the group who wants to re establish the faction system and Evelyn decides she s going to use the Erudite death serum to wipe outer opponents But the Department of Genetic Welfare is The Traps having none ofer shit so they decide that they re just going to wipe out everyone s memory so they don t kill each other Can I also point out Simple Wicca here that they used this memory wiping serum before to trick the general population into thinking that the genetically damaged are alone the cause of the world s problems So you know there wouldn t be massive protests or anything when the government decided to deliberately waste money trying to solve a problem they knew was fucked to begin withA race against the clock ensues where Four goes back to Chicago to try and wipe the memories ofis parents to stop them from fighting while Tris stays behind to try and steal this memory serum and use it on the Department themselves The book gets a little preachy right before this part wher Click Here to see the full review After Reading I just don t know Protect Your Purity how I feel right now Before Reading Edit 3 Here s another awesome cover by a fan 3 brilliant work Edit 2Ok this is so freaky 600 likes guys awesome Edit 1They are probably looking for a title other than those above that s why theyaven t named it yetwho rated this I mean seriously the second part isn t even out yet and people rated a book that is probably not even written yetI think the cover of this book will ave Erudite s or Abnegation s symbol on itI am so exited freaking can t wait for itEditme waiting2EditI found this fan made cover on google isn t it amazingimage error I understand why people are so upset with this book but I personally thought this book was raw realistic and eartbreaking. Ssible choices about courage allegiance sacrifice and loveTold from a riveting dual perspective ALLEGIANT by #1 New York Times best selling author Veronica Roth brings the DIVERGENT series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that as captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.
15 StarsBooks are a magical thing They get you invested in people worlds scenarios that aren t even real or plausible and they make you care about them If done correctly I should say Allegiant was certainly the final book of a ype copter of a series that left millions of readers invested Like a few other books this past year it Yobo has left a feeling of doubt anger and a lot of cryingBut for me I was left with a sort of empty feeling Some of the emptiness was filled by frustration and for the most part I don t understand it So if I leave my thoughts I think I can at least pass on why this bookas 15 stars and not a glistening fiveWe start off with the idea that there is a whole world beyond Chicago s fence I mean that s fairly easy to catch But I m concerned as to The Last Runaway how anyone could manage to understand the rest of this series especially when it decides to double onto itself to make THE most convoluted plot I ve everad the misfortune to decipher in YA Now lemme explain if this convoluted plot actually made sense and didn t leave me wanting to go back to the eually stupid but at least interesting concept of the factions then I wouldn t be as frustrated as I am Not nearly I ll be stumbling into some spoilers so it s only fair that I slam the spoiler buttonHere Comes the Boom Breakdownview spoilerWRITINGPLOTWHY THE EVERLOVING FUCK DID THIS TAKE SO LONGDivergent as you might of guessed made me interested in the series because the pacing while crippling and slow left a snap to it that kept me incredibly invested in whatever the Sanctuary (The New World Series, hell was going on The Factions were originally a stupid idea to me because it easily set up an opening for war No one looks at that system and says Wow what a good idea It screams disorganization and ineuality There s clearly a war to beadNow Insurgent gave us a smidge of what was to be expected and while nothing continued to appen we get dumped on with the idea that this entire society was only a FEW GENERATIONS OLD If I remember correctly it wasn t even that many generations like three That could be any stretch of time that could amount to a century Do you know HOW MUCH CHANGE can come through a century You go 100 years ago and you ave the start of WWI where Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) helicopters didn t exist and the Titanic sunk two years before that Now weave shit called computers that Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories have as much potential as the baby TVcomputertelephone things we shove in our pocketsThere s no way a system of Factions would last a century without something like the Hunger Games where a war might veappened and possibly failedNow I m assuming this was seen as ridiculous because Allegiant takes this society and makes it an experiment An experiment to bring forth the Divergent which is actually defined at last It s not just serum avoiding magic but genetic purity Becausebecause purity is made by fucking around with Mendel Punnett suares There is ALWAYS a way to fix personality without fucking with everything else Just look at fruit flies Now they re all able to avoid our serums Thanks you adorable suaresNOLEARN A BIT OF BIO BEFORE YOU THINK THAT THIS MAKES ANY SORT OF SENSEThe Factions were formed as a means of living and value why the fuck does genetic material and serums even matter to VALUES and LIVING SITUATIONS Because those who switch their faction are clearly genetically pure than those damaged You know NORMAL peopleAnyhow the writing for this is a lot of telling You get that thing I mentioned in the last book s review where the characters are telling me Inside the Hornets Head how they act so I can trust them I loved Caleb but I didn t want to forgiveim because I m not a forgiving type I WANT TO KNOW YOUR TRAITS THROUGH SHOW The fact that I still got this was a way of saying dunno if you know that my character fucking loves the color chartreuse but I HAVE TO TELL YOU SO HERE It grates on me so Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey hard and it s even worse because I got DOUBLE the telling thanks to the dual POV of Tris and Tobias You d think that because youave two different people talking you d get some difference between the characters AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA are you fucking serious since when Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales have youad that in YA NEVER YOU FUCKERS YOU CAN NEVER HAVE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS EVER AGAINIs it really Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., hard to change the voice of characters That should be the easiest thing in the world but apparently it s just soard But yeah the whole government was all about making city societies to forge these genetically pure people that do nothing but avoid the serums that they themselves produce because whatever There actually is no point to the serums except maybe give the Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., heads in the cities some control THERE IS NO POINT TO THE SERUMS EXCEPT TO BE THEREAnother thing I also wouldn t mind the whole government creation of genetically pure breeding camps if it didn t completely nullify the idea of the fucking Factions The Factions purposefully threw people apart and the ONLY time they intermingled was during Choosing Ceremonies and switching over Like why establish separation to that extreme and expect pure little genetic babies out of itIt s not thought through in the slightest And it doesn telp that Tris and Tobias are told this and barely react to it They react with a cheesy camera zoom in gasp and then it s gone and they just accept it because it s outside the fence URRGHH NO I think the worst thing to The Ground beneath her Feet happen was the characters so I m gonna go over that wayCHARACTERSTris first and foremost is a LOT better than she was in Insurgent Because I finally figured out what theell she was doing with Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders her life ander own decisions She showed Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) her change into the bravery that she originally wanted toave way back in Divergent But what I didn t like was that she William Gibson had to dieThe main reason this irks me is because Tris above anything elsead shown nothing in Nancy Drake her arc to suggest that shead to go and kill Bandbox herself when clearly Calebad to redeem Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, himself His reaction to the situation was great I think Be scared to commi suicide realize that sow everyone will be saved then accepts Kicking It (Alex Craft, his death HE ACCEPTS IT THEN TRIS TAKES IT AWAY BECAUSENowere s Homeport how I would kind of understand Tris actions a little If she were actually still very caring towardser brother DESPITE Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose his asshole nature and she fought withim to The Donovan Legacy (Donovans handle the bomb into the Weapons Lab that d be something I d understand that she is so desperate to saveer last family member that she does what she considers the right thing and takes the explosives from Breaking Down (The Garage, him It d be reckless but I see it as brave because she channels the sacrifice likeer mother channeled the sacrifice Because she didn t care about Caleb at all while also totally understandable I m left with this conclusion of Uhhh for why Tris took Caleb s position when e clearly chose to redeem imselfTOBY owever got infinitely worse in this book He melted into a pansy And e was the one to use similes as often as Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he could ase told other people about Destiny and Power his character traits He started to become Cassandra Clare prose basically and that is NOT what I needed in AllegiantPositives for these two consist of their relationship It is awesome and magical in the sense that theyave the struggles of telling the truth and lying to protect each other and they SIT DOWN and DISCUSS these problems A fucking plus because seriously everything is like No I must protect you now sit your ass down and lemme do it blah blah blah Tris actually sits and ponders if she really wants to deal with Toby if My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, he keeps acting the waye does and Toby while a bit sad about that decision making understands and doesn t infringe upon it You win this round you twoWhat definitely pisses me off to no end and this was Insurgent as well was the fact that the sideminor characters are fucking nothing THEY ARE NOTHING They The Café Book have no arcs or situations and the three people who came close toaving such a thing were Christina Uriah and PeterBUT WHAT HAPPENS Peter is so ingrained with being a nosy asswipe and a Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, half but get thise s really good on the inside He doesn t want to remember what an asshat e was I would be okay with this if this was fucking present in the series at all He urt and assaulted people in the first book somewhat gets betterby Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies helping Tris because it benefitedim then WHOOSH e doesn t want to deal with the effects of any of that It comes out of the sky 80% of the way through the book and blows up what is entire character was about I m pissed about this because I enjoyed asshole Peter and the idea that Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, he was beginning a change for the better Erasing your memories is not a good changeURIAH was good up untile just you know got blown up If it felt necessary again I would be okay with this I feel like deaths for characters should Scruples Two have some sort of reasoning attached I feel cheated when characters just DIE The upside to this fiasco was thate unless OTHER dystopias that rhyme with Funger Lames What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, had closure Nicely done closure that I can appreciateThis also goes along with Christina Shead great building in Insurgent or at least at the start of it She gets detail with Carl Hiaasen Collection her family but it s not like it really goes anyway We learn abouter but that skind of it She gets Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command her screen tie and then she s done I m not seeing the love for the characters and that breaks myeart a little STRUCTUREThis was a lot like Divergent where there s a ton of decent writing but not much plot movement This started with a decent jump to outside the fence and before we were a uarter way through the book we knew what everything really was That was nice But then it just did a plateau and nothing Explosive Acts happened until a little overalfway through the book There should be moments that keep you interested that aren t all romantic subplot related This is like Writing 101 Come on now childrenHowever I really enjoyed the wrap up of Tris s death despite it being the route that shouldn t Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, have been The closure for Tris was in my opinion the best part of the book and interestingly enough not because it was finally over and done with Uriahad a great close Christina was a little better and there was actual friend bonding with Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria her and Toby which likeneverappened until just then in that momentEh minor characters aren t allowed such interactions it seems ide spoiler Veronica RothWell I tried writing this review without there being any spoilers but it s rather impossible for me at least So readers bewareVeronica can do so much better than this so so much The second Tobias PoV was introduced I knew Tris was going to pull some eroic sacrificial bullshit and get Two Reels And A Crank her ass killed I fucking knew it Not a tear was shed from me not a single fuck was given Yes dear readers call me a Satanist slash sadist for all I care I saw no point in this move perhaps Roth wanted to be uniue and inspiring wither story nevertheless it was still unnecessary Apart from that Allegiant is an entirely different story entirely different The book was confusing I wasn t pissed whilst reading I wasn t saddened Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, hell I wasn t even bored I was reading this book with a blank expression Constantly I kept forgetting I was reading a book that s a continuance of the Divergent trilogy The terms Divergent and Divergence were a reminder that I was indeed reading the final installment I m sorry to say this but this was the dumbest book I ve read in 2013 Allegiant was aot ass fucking mess The character development as well as the world building was tragic It was not explained ow Tris survived the death serum we were only given alf assed clouded ideas The romance fell off a cliff and shattered on sharp rocks at the bottom the relationship between Tris and Tobias failed to impress me The whole BOOK failed to impress me It The Camping Cookbook hurts me to say this because I adore Veronica Roth No one and I mean no one can change my mind about this book you can write a mile long essay about why you felt this book was perfectly wrapped and poignant you can sayow wrong I am you can say just about anything and I still wouldn t give a flying Ford AngliaI remember Roth wrote a blog post about wanting Harry Potter to be killed off because it would Absalom, Absalom! have showed the greatest act of sacrifice and love I don t know whater fucking deal is with killing people off because it shows real love No it doesn t That s not always the route to take there are other ways of showing true love and sacrifice There s always another way The minute the characters went out the fence the story fell even further into the pit of stupidity Allegiant tried to be preachy The government or should I say the Bureau in ere plays or is God We are introduced to superfluous explanations on why we ave the factions and the factionless We learn about Genetic Purity and the Genetically Damaged Genetic Purity meaning Divergence Genetically Damaged meaning belonging to one faction with fucked up genes We also find out Tobias is in fact not Divergent but Genetically Damaged which gives Allegiant yet ANOTHER twist that s pointless with dramatic arguments Come the fuck ON I am not impressed OH Black Stone how can I forget Tris mother was part of this Bureau HOW FUCKING EXCITING OMFG111 sarcasmWhat else do you want to throw in to make this all the amazing and specialHonest to God I wish Iad something nice to say about Allegiant There s an attempt at a love triangle ere between Nita and Tobias there s an attempt at something uniue with this story but the alternating PoV between Tris and Tobias and everything I ve stated above ruined everything Also I didn t like Tobias voice ere Roth did not do a good job with portraying a male protagonist I kept No Way Down hearing a female voice in myead constantly thinking it was Tris Did Veronica ave this all planned out since the first book If it was then it wasn t very good and thorough This book is a flat out FAIL on. 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 complicat.
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