As a series, I loved it. It was amazing. But the last book… not so much.
*** if you have not read Allegiant and do not like spoilers… stop reading here ***
I personally adored the Tris/Four romance and the last book just spoiled it for me. Four turned whiny and the potential love triangles feel forced. The dual point of views were confusing (as SO many others complained you couldn’t tell the difference between Tris and Four… which is weird, since Four is a dude), and I am solidly in the hating Tris’s death camp.
The death didn’t work for me and it came up so empty in the end. Veronica Roth stated it was Tris’s character arch.. but I disagree. There were so many characters that a death in the end could have brought the redemption Tris didn’t really need. (eh..hem Peter and Caleb, I’m looking at you.)
I have seen both of the Divergent series movies so far and enjoyed them but am a bit torn about #4.. I really don’t want to see Tris die again.
Ah.. well. I would still recommend the series and at to at least read Allegiant once.
I would also recommend checking out this fan fiction. It’s an entire rework of Allegiant called Determinate. At 165, 000 words it is more that a full novel.
In general, lots of fan fics are fun, but not that great. This one is quite good. It’s a bit long and could stand for a trim, but I still found the ending SO much more satisfying.
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If you have read it or plan to let me know what you thought in the comments. Which ending did you like better, the canon or fan fic?