My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It has been hours already since I’ve finished reading Allegiant and I’m still in awe how Veronica Roth concluded the series. Just whoa. I didn’t expect something major like that to happen. As of now I’m having a book hangover, all the events from Allegiant are just playing over and over again in my head. I’m trying to let every single detail sink in to my mind and heart. I really can’t get over with that ending. *deep sigh*
For me, Allegiant is a good conclusion for the series. To see the Divergent world to come full circle; lies unravelled, truths explained and sacrifices here and there it was just beautiful, amazing and heart-warming. It wasn’t just a story about the journey of Tris, Four, Caleb and so on and so forth but it’s also a story in which all of us can take something from and most importantly use it in our daily lives.
With it being classified as a dystopian kind of novel it truly explored all the possible things that may spring out amidst the turmoil happening in their society. Roth did not hold back. No one was particularly safe in her hands.
Style. Roth’s style is easy to identify or very distinctive. Veronica Roth is practically labelled or written all over her writings, specifically in Allegiant. What she studied in college, Psychology (considering that psychology holds a big part in how the series got started) just shines through it. With what her characters are constantly going through they are bound to be like questioning and questioning and continue on questioning with what is right and what is wrong, in terms of the problem solving and the decision making factor and the specific behaviour that accompanies those decisions. I think, Roth really invested in this element of the book, analyzing the minds and actions of the characters.
There were parts where us, readers, will also be like questioning ourselves
Roth's great in describing places, things, what’s currently happening in the scenes of the book and how the characters are feeling. She also have this intricate/
DUAL POV. When Veronica Roth announced that the book is going to be in Tris’ and Four’s perspective, I was pretty much giddy and scared at the same time. Giddy because we are going to be given a chance to read and explore the Divergent world in a much broader scope. Like there may be things that Tris can pick up on but Four can’t and that can go the other way around. Scared because there’s a chance that it will pave way for something bigger or a game changer in terms of the story’s plot, just like what happened in *coughs* Origin *coughs*! Seriously, dual POV's scare the hell out of me!
And I was right with that. Giddy and scared it is.