|Print List Price:||$12.99|
Save $2.00 (15%)
Price set by seller.
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Allegiant Collector's Edition (Divergent Series-Collector's Edition Book 3) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Kindle, October 6, 2015||
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Inside Flap
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.
Told 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 has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four: A Divergent Collection, and Carve the Mark. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago. You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00S59988S
- Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books; Collectors edition (October 6, 2015)
- Publication date : October 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 5598 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 574 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #79,513 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Let's look at how this book fails: structure, plot, and the ending.
The first two books were good, but this last book became progressively lost as Roth grasps for a cohesive story. We can ignore the many grammatical errors and simply focus on the structure of this final book. It lacks the fluidity of the first two novels and shifts from one characters perspective to the other so frequently that it's difficult to remember who is narrating. Especially since she doesn't give Tobias his true voice. He and Tris sound like some person-- neither carries an individual tone as the narrator. And I LOVED Tobias-- he was a great character until he became some weird, wimpy teenager in this book and both characters became almost annoying. And the dual narration serves no point, except for the ending. You learn nothing new about anything by having both characters as narrators. They are in the same setting most of the time and have the same friends and both of them pretty much do the same thing - be sneaky, make plots, makeout and get into trouble. I found myself constantly flipping to the first page of each chapter to figure out who was talking.
She doesn't even stay true to the characters she built in the other two novels-- making them do things which are out of their nature. It drove me INSANE. Did anyone ever think Tobias (the careful planner who was always skeptical) would just join up with some group for the hell of it to take down a government without knowing details or asking questions? No. How about Tris's willingness to sacrifice her brother? She's suddenly now okay with guns because they are lighter and feel different than the other guns the Fractions used? Hmph.
And how about the ENTIRE group losing all common sense:
A) Who was dumb enough to think she would let her brother die voluntarily? Apparently everyone else in the story so they let her escort him to his death mission alone. Yeah. That's smart.
B) Everyone saying it's okay to send a kid with ZERO military experience to go on a solo mission to blow up stuff and possible get into a gun fight when everything depended on his success? Seriously? These people are supposed to be "military experts" and they pick him for this super critical mission. That's believable.
C) Christina says she has to pee and jumps out the truck, then slashes BOTH back tires so they can do some sneaky side mission. OMG! Flat tires! Tobias tells the driver they are both flat and he's like "oh, that sucks, but that's totally plausible. Let's just split up on foot." Uh, anyone would wonder why both tires were flat-- I think he'd go look and notice the slashes. Dumb. Just dumb.
This novel drags more than the others and loses its appeal as we learn more about the true secrets of the fractions and how ridiculous it is. The plot become slow and tedious to read. It seems like much of the plot wasn't completely thought out by the author--- why didn't the people living in the Fractions ever notice the planes flying above them? When they inserted Tris's mom into the experiment, they said they only reset a few people. They would need to have reset A LOT of people and being reset is supposed to change their personality-- wouldn't that be noticed by friends in the Fractions. Nothing made sense. And why didn't they try to come up with a better idea than a suicide mission? Seriously, they had other options. I could see other options and I'm just a reader. The only thing consistent is the failure after failure after failure in the plot line.
And really, how many times can Tris and Tobias get shot? I actually began to roll my eyes at their many, many flesh wounds while everyone else keeps dying in various ways and many without reason. Although, I don't even understand why Uriah or Tori had to die. It was pointless and just caused more useless conflict between Tris and Tobias that annoyed the *bleep* out of me and continued to make both the main characters act outside of their normal behavior. Half way through this book I wanted to stop reading it. I wish I did.
Oh, and then end is horrible. No, beyond horrible. Deplorable. The worst ending of any book and it's not because I don't like what happened-- sometimes endings should be sad. It's because of how she wrote it. You don't do what she did without making a major point and showing that there was no other way. But there were other ways. There were other options. Her ending was useless and pointless and a disrespect to the other two books and the characters.
So we expect that Tris is somehow super human and immune to the death serum which she is (shocker), but you don't expect the dude in the wheelchair with two bum legs to kill her. Yeah, the gimp kills the girl who always beats the crap out of everyone else. Why can't she figure out a way to get the gun from him and THEN go push some buttons? He's in a wheelchair. Come on! He didn't deserve to kill her.
Was her death necessary to the story? No. Does it make the story better? No. Did it serve a purpose? No.
So why'd she die? Maybe to make the story memorable? Well, then Roth succeeded in making this the book that I'll remember as being one of the worst book I've read. Good job. I applaud you.
AND since Tris's death was to save the city she loves by reprograming the government-- would it work in the long term? Sure it might have stopped the attack within 48 hours, but what about in a week? A month? What about all the other compounds and leaders who they interact with? They will notice the newly reset government and their sudden lack of knowledge about divergents and the defective genes. Wouldn't you think that they'd notice something was off and then shut down the program anyways? Just reset that entire compound including all of Tris's friends or kill them as traitors?
What about those horrible soldiers that terrorized the people in the ghetto? Did her death stop them? No. They had no affiliation with their compound so obviously there are more government programs close by. Don't you think they'll notice when one compound starts behaving differently than every other person in the region and in the world? So her death would have been in vain anyways if the book was to make any logical sense.
To be honest, I didn't read the last 10 pages or so after Tris was confirmed dead. Maybe those last 10 pages were really, really good. I don't think so.
What did her death do? Spare her traitor brother (giving him salvation and probably survivor's guilt) and devastate her friends and lover. Did it serve a purpose that could not have been accomplished by another means? No.
Who does that?! Who kills a main character for no good reason?!
Roth just pissed me off and made me regret reading the entire series. I wish I could erase this book from my brain.
That said, I liked "the experiment" story arc, but it was so poorly developed and badly plotted out, it made me sad at all the lost possibilities. Also killing off so many characters for no apparent purpose and the alternating perspectives between Tris and Tobias, just left me with the question, WHY?"
I had high expectations for Allegiant after reading Divergent and insurgent. However, based on Roth's tendency to eliminate characters wholesale in the first two books, I should not have been surprised by the way the series ended. It was both depressing and disappointing. In truth, the ending didn't make a lot of sense given what had occurred in the first two books.
The ending should have been easy to avoid. Tris had a keen analytical mind as was verified by Euridite being one of the factions her testing pointed to. Based on her confrontation with Nita in the first attempt to break into the weapons room, she would have figured out what the password was. That to me was a huge diversion from her character which led to the very disappointing end.
I loved the first two books. They were great. I can't understand how the author could write two great books and then completely destroy the third one. And no, I'm not just talking about the fact that Tris dies. I mean it didn't even have the same feel as the other two books. It was like a whole different series, and not a good one. If the first book had been written in the same manner as the third book, we could have all save ourselves so much time and frustration.
I think this book is a testament to an immature and inexperienced author. In the future, don't just go for the shock value. It usually fails. Looks like failed astronomically this time.
I recommend anyone that's considering starting this series to reconsider. The ending kills the story. I generally hate spoilers but I WISH I wouldn't known where the story was going so that I never would have read any of these books.
What a way to DESTROY what would've been an amazing series.
Top reviews from other countries
Split POV was rubbish and I kept forgetting whose narrative I was reading, mostly becuase they were basically the same style.
The ending is bizarre (spoiler alert). It seems that what our main character Tris has been learning the whole time goes out the window when she decides its worth killing herself to perform the very act of horror on one group of people that she decided must be stopped happening to another. How can the characters decide that to right the wrongs of the Bureau they must eradiciate their memories, everyones memories, innocent people and leaders! Thus, letting them off the hook whilst the main 'baddies' get away scot free and remember everything.
Meanwhile, poor pathetic Four/Tobias (former bad-ass turned wet blanket) is left bereft and alone.
Depressing and hollow. What a shame Tris didn't realise it would be best to destroy the serums altogether, thus preventing any further use, and negotiate the same peace deal achieved between the main bad guys anyway. Then she and Four could run off in to the sunset.
I would get half way through paragraphs, only so realise that it was now Four, not Tris who was the narrator, or the other way round. They both sound/read the same. Other authors have done it, and pulled it off, but they made the narrative style of the two protagonists so different that it was easy to tell who's view point we were seeing the action from.
Tolkien managed multiple plot lines in the Lord of the Rings with little or no confusion.
Ian M Banks did it brilliantly in "Feersum Endginn" (Fearsome Engine) by using conventional spelling for one charaters narrative, and the other haf ov it foneticaly speld. U noo hoo waz torking, it was obviuz.
Some of my expectations were met - I had already realised that the city (Chicago) was some form of experiment part way through book 1 - the gates were locked to keep people in, not out. A bit of a let down.
TO be fair, Stephen King can not write the last few pages of most of his multi-million selling books either. 600 pages of excellence, followed by the ending "So I hit it on the head with a rock & killed IT."
There are shades of Huxley’s Island in this book with the factions as some kind of experiment in a better way of living, as well as Big Brother and 1984. We also learn more about why the faction system was established and there is an even greater sense of manipulation and control. For Tobias the polarisation is taken even further with both parents being on opposite sides with Tris following Marcus at one point.
The concept of a memory serum is fascinating and a more subtle form of control than the simulation in the previous books. Here memory can be wiped and a new version of history taught. Peter tries to take this a step further and banish his more aggressive and negative traits, but the suggestion is that they begin to creep back. This is the basis for the old argument of nature verses nurture in relation o the formation of personality.
Having both Tris and Tobias’s perspectives enables a deeper understanding of their relationship. It also highlights the difficulties and sources of conflict in most relationships – friends, family, forgiveness, jealousy and makes some very profound comments about the nature of forgiveness. “If we stay together, I’ll have to forgive you over and over again, and if you’re still in this, you’ll have to forgive me over and over again too,’ I say. ‘So forgiveness isn’t the point. What I really should have been tryi9ng to figure out is whether we were still good for each other.”
I thoroughly enjoyed the Divergence series and felt the ending was more satisfying and credible than the Hunger Games. I found the series more complex and relevant to modern day issues of relationship, personality, control and the role of the State. For this reason I would rate it above the Hunger Games and now look forward to seeing the film and reading Four!
But, I found myself disappointed with this final installment.
This book is written differently from the first two in that it is written from the point of view of both Tobias and Tris. The chapters throughout the books are all imaginatively called either 'Tobias' or 'Tris'.
In the first two books, Tobias comes across as strong and forceful, but in this one, he is weak and apathetic - Maybe he has been eating too much Amity bread!
I found myself constantly flicking back to the beginning of the chapters because I had forgotten who's point of view it was written from, as there was no appreciable difference in the way in which the characters were written.
The book seemed to slowly meander onward in a leisurely fashion, without the page turning excitement of the first two books. In places, it was so dull that my mind started to wander - never a good sign.
And the ending! Why? I was left feeling cheated that I had got to know these characters, bonded with them, and then...............
I wish now that I had stopped reading at the end of the second book.
There are so many fabulous and fantastic ways that this trilogy could have panned out, but this final installment certainly did not echo those possibilities, it just fizzled out into mediocrity.