Book 3 of YA for Adults Book Challenge

"5 Divergent Factions" by arelberg on deviantArt.com

“5 Divergent Factions” by arelberg on deviantArt.com

Title: Divergent (#1 of Trilogy)

Author: Veronica Roth

Ok, I feel that the vast majority of loyal-YA readers and occasional YA readers, alike, have read at least the first book of the Divergent series. I really enjoyed the world that Roth built. Beatrice and the other characters were well rounded and slowly developed throughout the book. Unlike other YA books/series, the love interest development between Tris and Four was slow building and believable. Each faction was well structured and built. We learn about Dauntless in detail in Divergent and visit the others in Insurgent (#2 of the trilogy). Roth does a great job in the first two books building up the great mystery that has befallen our great American society. As more is revealed about the characters, we follow in great anticipation to find out what will happen next. A YA book driven by plot? Did our dreams and hopes come true at long last? But don’t worry…Roth kills it all with the last book Allegiant (#3 of the trilogy). How so? Alternating POV’s with no real voice or difference, transparent  schemes, gaping holes in plot, constant let downs by the romantic lead, the ENTIRE ENDING of the 3rd book with the brother switch, the mother-in-law/mommy issues, etc.

I enjoyed both Divergent and Insurgent. They were a fun ride into a new world, but was completely let down by the third book. Oh Roth…did you give into YA peer pressure? Money making pleas by your publisher? I’m not sure what happened, but I feel like I could’ve read a fanfiction that could’ve better tied up all the plot holes left over in this book.

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One thought on “Book 3 of YA for Adults Book Challenge

  1. I totally agree with what you say about Allegiant ! I blasted through the first 2 books and now I find myself 3/4 of the way through Allegiant and really don’t want to carry on and finish it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m worried I won’t like the ending or because I’m just not liking how this book has been written different ? I’m glad I’m not the only one though =] Lovely blog btw I’m an avid reader and always looking for more books to add to my list.

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