Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #3
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2013
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
I think we all know that the third book is always the difficult one; it can completely redeem or break a series. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that Allegiant broke the series, it definitely didn't make it any matter but a bit worse in my opinion.
Now, I had extremely high expectations for this one. I enjoyed both the previous books (although Divergent much more than Insurgent) and I was pretty sure that this book was going to disappoint me, which is why I pushed it back... but then I thought, what the hell. It's not going to get any better sitting on my shelf.
The problems started almost immediately. I couldn't get into it, I didn't feel connected to the characters at all. I felt like a spectator, which, ultimately, I am of course, but it's not usually this bad. It dragged on and on, and again only my "at least one chapter a day"-rule kept me going. I was about to give up, but decided that this series really does deserve more. And obviously this book as well, since it got three stars from me in the end. And that is the key word: end. The end redeemed this one for me. I know a lot of people hate the ending and believe me, I can understand why. It's hard to swallow.
But it's not expected, it's not something I would have expected to happen in a million years. And since the rest of the book is pretty damn expectable, that is a good thing. That doesn't mean that I'm happy about the ending. I'm not. I just think it makes it a good book, one with a round finish. I probably won't re-read it, since the big reveal is just... kind of over. But I'd still recommend to finish the series, either way.