Allegiant

Roth, Veronica

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.

Publisher: New York :, Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062024060
006202406X
Branch Call Number: y ROTH 2013
Characteristics: 526 pages ;,22 cm

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When offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known, Tris is ready.


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Mar 20, 2015
  • artemishi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was told (twice, by two separate people) that the ending of Allegiant would make me want to throw the book across the room. So I went into it fully ready to be pissed off.

And you know what? I loved it. But it took some time. The initial switching of perspective between Tris and Tobias was off-putting. Tobias seemed to be making a lot of snap judgements and stupid decisions that seemed out of character for him...until I realized that we've only known his character through Tris' eyes, so of course it feels out of character. And of course when Tris is thinking he's acting like an idiot, so are we the reader.

But the thing is, Roth hit (albeit quickly, almost shocking quickly) the kernels of a relationship. I love that neither Tris nor Tobias are less individual without each other. I love that they don't pine, and even when they grab quick moments everything is very matter-of-fact (they way they themselves are). I love that they can see, and point out, fault. That they can assign blame without being at the emotional level of a three-year-old. That they can apologize, and recognize when they're projecting, and let go of the smaller annoyances AND stand their ground on the big stuff.

To me, their relationship, harried and rushed though it was, felt incredibly mature and healthy.

Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of "are you freaking kidding me WHY?!?!" moments (mostly aimed at Tobias, this time around). And the driving political tension plot stuff is pretty superficial. And the conflict resolution at the end seemed a little trite. But the big "throw the book at the wall" moment actually felt right to me- it felt real, it felt worthy. I was fearing some sort of "Who shot JR?" Dallas shenanigans, and I was pleasantly surprised.

I recommend it, of course, for fans of Divergent and Insurgent. But also fans of no-happily-ever-afters, earnest romantic relationships, female protagonists, characters seeking connection but remaining well fleshed-out, and tears (because they're a good chance you'll get sniffly during it). It was, all told, a really nice ending to a trilogy that I enjoyed.

Mar 17, 2015

Can't wait to read it!!!

Mar 11, 2015

shocking ending. I cried my heart out, totally unexpected. As much as I am wary I must say that it is still a beautiful book. But I must say that this book will not be my one of my extreme favorites.

Mar 02, 2015
  • stepanie123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish I could give this book not five but five HUNDRED stars!

Feb 14, 2015

note to self- dont read comments for fear of spoilers.

Feb 09, 2015
  • blueroo276 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A must-read if you liked the first two books of the series! I thoroughly enjoyed it, though the shifts in perspective were distracting. I kept having to go back and see who was telling this part or that part for it to make sense. I liked the way the author dealt with some larger, complex moral questions without being overly preachy, and the action kept me reading, though I did find the ending rather melodramatic and predictable.

Feb 06, 2015
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Shocking ending. The characters continue to grow emotionally and begin to see how complex and unendingly convoluted the adult world around them truly is. Tris is forced to start seeing that there can never be a simple choice between right and wrong, order and chaos, love and hate. beautifully told tale.

Feb 01, 2015
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book took my heart and ripped it into pieces, even if someone spoiled it for you- it's still very much worth reading. I highly recommend it. Enjoy the book <3 Oh and p.s. it's not the character's death that made me cry my eyes out. It's the the very last few paragraphs and the words that did. Powerful, beautiful, sad, tragic and yet breathtaking. Is it bad that the only part I really enjoyed was the last 50 or so pages?

Jan 28, 2015
  • burgundy_baboon_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'And I don't want to die anymore. I am up to the challenge of bearing the guilt and the grief, up to facing the difficulties that life has put in my path. Some days are harder than others, but I am ready to live each one of them. I can't sacrifice myself this time.' - Tris

Jan 15, 2015
  • Kereesa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Let's just not talk about it. The last 50 pages are really the only part of the book I enjoyed (how sick am I? :P)

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Jan 28, 2015
  • burgundy_baboon_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Oct 19, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_309 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Sep 29, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 14, 2014

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Aug 02, 2014
  • youcantfightthehomestuck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2014

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Jul 18, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

KingSalomon thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jan 28, 2015
  • burgundy_baboon_25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'And I don't want to die anymore. I am up to the challenge of bearing the guilt and the grief, up to facing the difficulties that life has put in my path. Some days are harder than others, but I am ready to live each one of them. I can't sacrifice myself this time.' - Tris

'There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying your life down for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.
But sometimes it doesn't.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
That is the kind of bravery I must have now.' - Tobias

Dec 27, 2014
  • meagan3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here? I want to be. I can. I believe it.

Dec 26, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“The person you became with her is worth being.”

Dec 26, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“I'll say it one last time: Be brave.”
― Veronica Roth

Dec 26, 2014
  • Jennabella1721 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.

But sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.

That is the sort of bravery I must have now.”

Aug 22, 2014

“I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” -Tris

Jul 01, 2014
  • Mmelve rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here?
I want to be.
I can.
I believe it.

Jun 30, 2014
  • Blaze4455 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”

Jun 29, 2014

“You know, most boys would enjoy being trapped in close quarters with a girl." I roll my eyes.
"Not claustrophobic people, Tris.”

Jun 29, 2014
  • Manasi_4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love... That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don't have enough of their own.”

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Jul 18, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Its Divergent of course!

Jul 18, 2014
  • KingSalomon rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: War, shooting, some really shocking death scenes, I mean REALLY shocking!

Jul 15, 2014

Other: Wow. Are you a fangirl? Cause I love that comment

Jun 29, 2014
  • Manasi_4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Very very touching book.....Be brave before attempting to read!!!

Jun 29, 2014
  • Manasi_4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Ton of Action, deaths, shooting/killing each other, wounded people, war scenes etc.

Jun 04, 2014
  • crazycoolbff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Fair Warning: YOU'LL CRY!!! AND BE BRAVE.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense relationship and kissing.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many deaths. Shootings. Almost dying. Getting wounded.

Mar 23, 2014
  • BlackCat_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: words like "shit" and "shut up"

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Jul 02, 2014
  • mm99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The last instalment of Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series is better and more action packed than the first 2 books. In this book, Tris Prior and her boyfriend, Tobias Eaton (Four) travel outside of Chicago to the behind the fence. Here they will learn the meaning of the factions, and the experiment that revolves around it. In the compound Tris and Four learn what exactly what it means to be Divergent.
Follow Tris and Four, and all there friends (new and old) in the final book of the series.

Jun 29, 2014
  • Manasi_4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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. - See more at: http://ottawa-summer-2014.bibliocommons.com/item/show/747000026#sthash.3o8hoUIX.dpuf

Jun 29, 2014

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. -

May 29, 2014
  • HannahM127 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A new life has begun for the people who live by factions. Secrets are told lies are uncovered. Nothing is fair anymore and worst of all people are dying.

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