Reviews, YA Dystopian

Book Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth

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Goodreads 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 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 Initial Thoughts:

Oh Dear Lord, I was hesitant. Why? Because I was afraid of what might happen. I was also super excited at the same time because Four. We are having his POV. Made my day really.

Review:

I have no clue how to start this except with a GIF.

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I seriously don’t understand why people are bashing this book. Yes, it is super hard to read. Yes, it has a lot of politics. Yes, it is full of feels. When I read Divergent, or for that matter any dystopian book, I know politics will be involved. Why? Because it is a story about a dystopia, “An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.” (Source: Oxford Dictionary) That to me screams FAILED GOVERNMENT. The government will take precedence a good amount of the time. The Divergent Trilogy isn’t about Tris & Four, it’s about the world they live in, and we are experiencing everything through them. Yes, it is also about them, but in a dystopian novel, the world and the characters both have equal importance.

I think Allegiant was perfectly written. I cannot see another ending that will have the same impact as the ending it has had on us. Roth did a brilliant job bringing us full circle, tying everything neatly with a bow. In Divergent and Insurgent, she set the stage and left us confused as heck. She made a story that was big to begin with, even bigger. That is why we were all gasping for air at the end of Insurgent. We did not see that coming. At least I didn’t.

Allegiant had such a big job to do. It had to not only wrap up the initial world we were given, but also the new one we were pushed into at the end of Insurgent. It had to not only intensify Tris & Four’s relationship, but also every other characters as well. Allegiant had such an enormous task, and I am happy to say it did it all.

I am blown away by this book. I can only consider it Grade A literature. This right here is some good stuff. I personally may not be happy with how some characters were killed off, but the impact it had on me and the message it came with it balanced out my negative feelings.

I know everyone is spoiling Allegiant, and I will be one of the few that won’t. All I can say is, take Allegiant for what it is and what it is accomplishing. Don’t let your ship get in the way of the message and the well-crafted story.

Rating: 5/5

Reviews, ya contemporary, ya romance

Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Goodreads Summary:

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

What I like:

I absolutely adored the relationship between Augustus and Hazel. I loved the humor and the witty lines in this book. I was pleasantly surprised because I was expecting something along the lines of an Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska hybrid and it wasn’t. I am not one to love every part of a book; I can always find something wrong with it, but this book just left me breathless and actually made me shed a tear. A tear for me is the equivalence of others sobbing. The letter at the end that Augustus wrote was beautiful. It left me gasping for breathe with how beautifully written it was.

What I dislike:

The only complaint I have with this book is how the relationship of Augustus and Hazel ended up turning out in the end.

Overall:

I cannot express how much I love this book so I will just say it was brilliant and it will not be easily forgotten.

Rating: 5/5

Rating System:

1/5: I hated it.

2/5: It had some redeeming qualities but overall, not a good book.

3/5: I liked it (A fun read).

4/5: I really like it, but something was missing.

5/5: I love it! A Masterpiece!