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

Summary

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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to 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.

My Experiences

I Cried. Sad. Sad.Sad.Sad. With tears streaming down my eyes, I got up and wrote a draft blog post. Here’s what I wrote:

Tris. Tobias. Caleb. Christina. Gone. What to do?

If you haven’t read the book you’re obviously confused. JUST GO READ THE BOOK!

If you have read the book, you know what I’m talking about. I have re- read many books in my life. But this is definitely not one I will be re- reading anytime soon. Would love to hear what you think of the book in the comments. Share.

One more thing: There’s this post on Veronica Roth’s blog, where she says that she would have preferred it if Harry had died in the last HP book, because it would have been “by far the most powerful moment of the entire series. And beyond that, an incredible act of heroism.” 

Quotes

“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.”


“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.”


“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”


“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.”


“When her body first hit the net, all I registered was a gray blur. I pulled her across it and her hand was small, but warm, and then she stood before me, short and thin and plain and in all ways unremarkable- except that she had jumped first. The stiff had jumped first.
Even I didn’t jump first.
Her eyes were so stern, so insistent.
Beautiful.”


“I’ll say it one last time: Be brave.”


“You’re not very nice,” I say, grinning.
“You’re one to talk.”
“Hey, I could be nice if I tried.”
“Hmm.” He taps his chin. “Say something nice, then.”
“You’re very good-looking.”
He smiles, his teeth a flash in this dark. “I like this ‘nice’ thing.”

Where to find the *STUNNING* ending to this Trilogy

Indie Bound*

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.

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Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth," in {sereneharoon.com}, March 11, 2016, http://sereneharoon.com/2016/03/allegiant-divergent-3-by-veronica-roth/.

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