I love Veronica Roth, but that cliffhanger at the end of Insurgent was just mean. Thankfully, Allegiant was released yesterday, and I came home from work last night with it. And at some point later last night (not telling how late, except it was no longer technically “last night”) I finished it, with some minor assistance from a bottle of rosé.
I really highly recommend this series. It’s a great read for adults as well as teens, and the pacing of the story is superb. The main character Tris is a kick-ass heroine, not just because she can literally kick ass, but also because of her struggles to determine how, when fighting for a cause, you determine the right actions… especially when multiple lives are on the line.
I won’t get into the plot too much, because I’m hoping some of you have the delight of just discovering the series. I will say I envy you not having to wait between books to read the trilogy, and this is a book that crosses genres so don’t dismiss it if you don’t usually read sci-fi, or YA, or any other silly reason not to read a good book. Honestly, buy the trilogy, you won’t be able to buy just one.
Unlike my dissatisfaction with the ending of the Hunger Games trilogy, Roth does not wuss out on the ending here. Wow.
If you liked Ender’s Game, particularly in terms of the ethics and moral dilemmas, try this one on for size. And that’s a big recommendation from me, because I loved Ender’s Game. Divergent is just exactly what I like out of a good sci-fi series.
Okay, go read it now, and then tell me how much you loved it. Or hated it. I love talking books.
Happy (excited) reading!