It’s weird, how the last book is the one we all look forward to the most. And it’s also the one we hate the most once we have put it down. Because it is the end, the end of a long journey, with characters we loved so much, and those that we loved to hate.
„Allegiant“ is the end of the „Divergent“ trilogy („Divergent“, „Insurgent“ and „Allegiant“) written by Veronica Roth. It is the first book in the trilogy with two point-of-view characters telling the story. I am usually a fan of that, but in „Allegiant“ it took a bit of getting used to. I spent half the book wondering who was telling me the story now, the voices weren’t distinctive enough, so I ended up going back a lot, to see whose name was written at the beginning of the chapter. It got better in the middle, and in the end I hardly noticed anymore. In the end the two point of views were important, and that’s all that mattered.
I don’t want to spoil anything for those that haven’t read „Allegiant“, or „Divergent“. So all I am saying is that this is the best end in a dystopian series I have ever read. (And I have read a fair share of dystopian trilogies).
It is a clever, fast paced throughout the whole thing. It lives up to the first two books, and does the series justice. Can’t say that about all series finales.
The whole story, as the first two, is also clever in that politics and science play a big part in the plot. Things happen or have happened in their past which seem scary, because they are real. Our society is headed that way if certain things don’t change, or change for the worse. Allegiant will make you think and you will question a few subjects that can potentially change your everyday life.
P.S.: keep a box of tissues close when you are headed for the end, and don’t read the end in public, I made that mistake.