In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal Divergent scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating details about Four's character, his past, his own initiation, and his thoughts about new Dauntless initiate Tris Prior.
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
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.
My first review of Divergent, Insurgent
Of all this series, Divergent was my favourite. Reading them all together, I realized that Insurgent is slightly not as good, and then Allegiant, yeah, Allegiant was the worst book in the series! The series was on a downward spiral, and that makes Divergent the best book!
Divergent was just so awesome, I enjoyed reading about Tris's journey again, and then getting to read the whole thing, from Divergent to Allegiant, yeah, that was good, even if I didn't like where it went! It was still reading entertainment!
So Allegiant, I enjoyed learning about why this was going on, and what everything meant, it was kinda like pulling back the curtain book, and we find things out about everything, like Tobias isn't divergent. Which sucks. But it was pretty awesome to have his POV in this book!
But the reason for his POV, in the end? Because she was dead? Didn't like that! I mean, she fought through the death stuff, and then just is killed by a bullet? That was just pointless! But she wins in the end, that everybody forgot the bad stuff, and yeah, putting the system on a new, better track!
I am totally mad at her death, and yeah, that's the main reason that I, like many, don't like Allegiant at all. But all in all, I'm glad that I read this series!
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1, 1.5, 2, 3
First Read: May 19th, 2011, April 24th 2012, May 30th, 2012
Read: November 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2013
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books, 2013 Dystopia Books, and Allegiant is an End of Series 2013 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Published: April 25th 2011, April 23rd 2012, May 1st 2012, October 22nd 2013