Genre: post-apocalyptic YA fiction
Length: 526 pages
Setting: Chicago and it’s surrounding, immediately after the events of Insurgent
Interest: It’s the third and final book in the Divergent series.
Summary: The City is in a turmoil. Evelyn, Tobias’s mother, has taken control with the help of the factionless. They are now requiring that everyone become factionless and ignore the Edith Prior video. Tris, Tobias and some friends manage to get out of the City with the help of the Allegiant, a rebel group. Once out, they discover their City was set up to breed Genetically Pure individuals, who manifest as Divergent. The Genetically Damaged are second class citizens under the GPs and blamed for all the problems in society. Needless to say, they are unhappy with their standing. Tobias gets involved in a rebel group trying to overthrow the GPs. Tris finds out the administration is going to reset the memories of everyone in the City to prevent bloodshed and loss of more GPs. Tris decides to set off the memory serum in the compound and reset everyone so they believe there’s no difference between the GDs and the GPs.
Final thoughts: I was not very impressed with this book, which was disappointing considering how much I enjoyed the first two in the series. In fact, if I hadn’t wanted to learn what was outside the City and how it all was going to resolve, I probably wouldn’t have finished the book. I felt like Tris and Tobias were too whiny and passive in this book, just going along with other people’s plans. Yes, they changed things up (and Tris paid the ultimate price), but the energy wasn’t present in this book. Part of the problem may have been I could never keep track of who was narrating the chapter. Both Tris and Tobias sounded the same in their heads and it got confusing. The end seemed too easy as well. yes, I know bad things happened, but I wasn’t satisfied. Overall, I was disappointed with the book.
Title comes from: The rebel group inside the City was called the Allegiant.
Reading challenges fulfilled: 74/100 in my Finally to 100 Challenge, and a R in my Author Alphabet Challenge
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