What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything?What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?
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.
©2013 Veronica Roth (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Praise for Divergent:
"The next big thing." (Rolling Stone)
"If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for Divergent! Trust us on this - this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you're gonna be one lonely soul." (PerezHilton.com)
It had some interesting concepts that wasn't in the previous books.
I enjoyed having the Tobias (male voice)then the Trish (female voice) chapters - nicely written and nicely presented
I enjoyed listening to this at the gym when on the treadmill
A different ending!!!
So annoyed at how it ended!!!!
It was confusing going straight from insurgent to allegiance....
There needs to be a prequel
Not sure about Veronica Roth I think I need a break from her style of writing, I hung on reading all three books. The wording she uses at times drove me nuts
Stop it with the he said, she said, they said over and over times infinity. I almost broke my phone in anger. In fact you could probably do a drinking game, do shots every time the narrator has to say 'She said' 'He said' 'I said'. It was off putting having listened to Emma be Tris for two books and then have Aaron act as her. It at times sounded like Aaron made Tris out to be a whiny girly annoying push over. It was very hard to get used to that.
Yes it was,
Extremely sad when Tris left to join her parents. So sad seeing Tobias and her freinds trying to survive the tragedy.
The choice of two readers really made this recording. Their serious tone and voicing of other characters was truly excellent. The voice of Tris was particularly well-matched. The story concluded in a satisfying way, with a few surprises and hiccups, keeping up the excitement.
struggled to finish the final book. this series is one of the examples of movies being better than the book. i do like the characters however I'm not a fan of the way the story turned in book 2 and 3.
A truly great story with a wonderfully sad bitter twist at the end. An absolute shame it's the end of this unique series.
"All things considered, wow..."
Did not read the print version.
The obvious choice would be Tris but in all honesty in this book it was Tobias (Four). I like the fact that his character was explored in this book and, myself a man, I can identify with some of his internal struggles.
The contrasting voices telling the 2 different characters' stories were very nicely done and adds a great dimension.
There is so much happening in the book! Particular points for me were when Tris & Tobias finally reach a point where it seems like they may have a future together, Tris & her brother finally making peace and the whole last bit from when "it" happens to the end.
I know there are a lot of different views on the ending of the book. For me the "it" that happens makes the story great and very unique and very memorable, the "thereafter" is the really depressing part as it does not provide proper closure and does not really turn into a good enough positive to dampen the sadness. But that being said, still a great book and great series.
"Disappointed and Confused"
I wasn't expecting something amazing. These types of books are my guilty pleasures. The first and second book I can somewhat get into but this third one was so far off from the first two I felt like the story just took a wild turn. Without giving the ending away, I didn't see the point of it. I was surprised and not in a good way.
"This book was spoilt by the 2 readers"
The 1 reader Emma Galvin
Not Aaron Stanford
This book was spoilt by the 2 readers It was ok when Emma Galvin read the first 2 in the series but the introduction of Aaron Stanford didn’t work for me
Fab story compelling read
Hunger Games as its high energy
easy read on the bus
Made me laugh , makes you think
Cant wait t finish
"No body likes a sad ending."
The ending, I'm a happy ending kinda girl.
Yes, the idea behind the books are great and I really enjoyed the series over all I just felt the last book was a bit disappointing.
No I haven't but I enjoyed listening to both and would again
Not sure, probably.
Loved the idea behind these books and if you enjoy books like the hunger games then I would definitely recommend theses.
"A little disappointed."
Having previously enjoyed the other 2 books in the series I felt disappointed by how the story telling had developed. It felt to me like it had become more about describing fours jaw line than the struggle between the factions.
The ending did improve the story for me. Helping me to reconnect with character I had enjoyed learning about in previous books.
To me the final book was a let down in comparison to the rest of the series.
"A bit disappointing"
Least favourite book of the series - seemed a bit slow to get into and definitely not as gripping as the first two books.
Yes the first 2 books were much better written and better story lines
Maybe if something new comes up
No, it really felt like a filler. first 2 books seemed to fill well with a full story, this one just seemed to be a filler until the end of the book came.
Get the 3 books as enjoyable in all but book 3 really seemed to lack the story of the first 2 books and was a bit of hard work to keep concentration to the end.
I would recommend this whole series to anyone who loves the dystopian genre. Before I listened to this book I heard lost of bad thing about the ending, but for me it was perfect. Sometimes not liking what is happening in the story is not the same as not liking the book and I think some people confused the two. Personally I think this is the best series I've listened to all year.
The Hunger Games series. Another of my favourites and I think if you enjoyed that one, you'll love this too.
I thought the narration was perfect for the characters.
I wanted too, but time restraints and family life meant it took me 5 days to get through.
Definitely a series worth using your credit on!
"AMAZING AND SO SAD BUT IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE!!"
The full last hour of it had me crying as it was so sad!
Why does it have to end?
why does Tris have to be the one?
This book has been one of the best I have ever read!
"Worth a listen"
Battled through the middle but the end is worth it. Well though out story. Listen to the books in order though
Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
I really enjoyed this series. The characters were well written and the story was ... if not original, certainly engaging. The books look at the theme of humanity and the characteristics that are displayed by it ... how some people are stronger, some are more peace loving, some more daring, some more intelligent etc.
It also looks at the cruelty of mankind and how some people are able to harm others' without emotion ... as though their victims are not real people with loves and feelings of their own.
I really liked the characters of Tris and Four. Four felt that he had to be strong. He'd had a brutal childhood that left him emotionally scarred. Tris came from a loving home but was equally strong ... in spirit, if not in body. Through his love of Tris, Four is able to to let down his guard and realise that he doesn't need to put on the "brave front" he has always shown. He is allowed to face his demons and show weakness.
Tris learns that she must shake the ties of her past, as weakness will prevent her survival. She has always known that she didn't fit into her family's ideals and so seeks her real place in the world.
What happens next pushes her to the limit of her abilities. She has to be tough ... sometimes she has to make choices that seem uncaring or ruthless ... but to surive and to care for those she loves, she has no choice.
I was taken by surprise at the twist at the end of Allegiant ... I can't say more without spoilers but I was unahppy with the turn that the book took ... even though it did add realism to the story.
This was Roth's debut series. I really enjoyed it and will definitely read more by this author.
Audio note: I listened to these books on audio. Emma Galvin narrated both Divergent and Insurgent. Aaron Stanford and Emma Galvin narrated Allegiant. Althought Emma has a good voice for narration, she was not good at playing different roles. I frequently got confused as to which character was speaking when Emma narrated.
"not a bad read"
the book raised some interesting issues and had a neat conclusion but it was fast moving which allowed for minimal development.
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