This post on Veronica Roth's Allegiant—Book 3 in the Divergent trilogy, out today—is made up ENTIRELY of SPOILERS and is intended only as a place for fans to gather and discuss the book AFTER reading it, so if you have yet to finish, steer clear of anything after the jump. Go finish the book, then come back.
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW THE JUMP.
SPOILERS SO MAJOR THEY WILL RUIN THE BOOK FOR YOU IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
***LAST CHANCE: Seriously, leave this post now if you haven’t finished Allegiant. This is a post to discuss the entire book.
Well, kids, this is it! The final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy (on the bright side, soon we'll have Tris/Four in movies!). Will Allegiant live up to our expectations? (On a personal note: Will it be better or worse than Mockingjay? I found that one very disappointing.) Let's discuss, shall we?!
Now, I just started reading on my commute to work this morning (the sole benefit of an hour-long train ride), so I'm only about 10% through, but I'd love to see this thread bursting with thoughts. I'll be sure to check back as soon as I'm done to join in on the discussion.
For now, here are my admittedly-stream-of-consiousness thoughts:
—Kinda wishing I'd re-read Insurgent before jumping in, as I have a terrible memory and the events of the end of the last book are only slowly coming back to me.
—So glad Tris and
Four Tobias have the chance early on to clear the air about all the lying and subterfuge between them in the last book. Did they ever discuss that fear she had about telling him about shooting Will, though? Because that seemed to be her biggest concern, not Four Tobias not trusting her and her capabilities enough. I never did get why she thought he'd blame her for protecting herself, but I guess guilt and (I'd assume) PTSD will do that do you.
—zmakeout sessions ftw! Take all the happiness you can, guys.
—While I'm a bit worried about The Village-esque direction the story's taken, I am enjoying
Four Tobias' internal struggles with loving vs. hating his mother and wanting to find out what's in the outside world vs. not wanting to borrow (more) trouble.
...To be continued!
ETA: Continuing in the comments as @redline_ as I read, since I haven't been able to read more than an hour or so at a time yet (sob).