Allegiant [Book Review]

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this if you want Allegiant to remain spoiler-free. 

Title: Allegiant
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: Dystopian
Pages: 544
Year: 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Personal Collection
Rating: 3/5


I’m going to skip this since , if you’re reading this review of a series finale, you’re familiar with the premise. Also, I’m lazy.

My Brief, Random, and Spoilerific Thoughts:

  • I eagerly hurried to pick up my copy on release day. Read about 100 pages. Then got bored. So it took me a few weeks to actually finish the book. I felt the pacing was off. The beginning is bam…bam…bam and then they just wait around at the Bureau FOREVER.
  • These characters need to think for like 30 seconds before going full force into some crazy plan.
  • The genetically modified problem/solution makes no sense to me. I tried to suspend disbelief but it really made no sense. If you are trying to heal the genetically damaged by putting them in the experiments, the existence of other genetically damaged people outside of the city ruins that goal. Right? My solution? Make the genetically damaged infertile. Boom.
  • Couldn’t there have been a better nickname than GD?
  • I don’t like the title. The Allegiant was such a small part of the book. They spent most of their time at the Bureau.
  • I wanted a happily ever after. But I’m okay with the ending. Mostly.

Now, I waited to long to finish and missed most of the responses. So what did you think of Allegiant?

2 thoughts on “Allegiant [Book Review]

  1. Sandy December 3, 2013 / 7:50 am

    I read the first one and really liked it. Got the second one on the day it came out for my daughter. She was “meh”, and bloggers found some fault. So I never read it. But I thought I still might. But this one? I seriously have not heard one great thing about it. People said that the age of the author shows in the resolution. People were bored and unsatisfied. That is disappointing because I’m excited to see the movie…


  2. Heather December 7, 2013 / 9:51 am

    I liked the ending, personally. Mainly because I felt like there was no possible way for her to be happy, she was constantly trying to “sacrifice herself” to save someone else, she finally got her wish. But I didn’t totally get the genetically damaged thing either.


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