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Allegiant by Veronica Roth • Magan Reviews

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth [twitter • website] Previously Reviewed Insurgent (Divergent #2) Publication Date: October 22, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Pages: 526 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: dystopia, trilogy, books to movies Format Read: Hard cover purchased. Summary: (borrowed from Goodreads) Dual narration by Tris Prior and her beloved Tobias. Their faction-based dystopian society is broken by violence and power struggles, scarred by loss and […]

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May 5, 2015 - 3:32 pm

Magan - Andi. The hurt. My heart just hurt so badly. It was soooo sad. Thanks for letting me know you were right there with me. Man, so painful. And I think you’re brave for wanting to re-read. I don’t know that I could take it!

May 5, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Magan - ROSIE! SO FRUSTRATING! I felt like banging my head against a wall. (Not really, but I did feel like I would burst!) I absolutely love your comment. I would love if she talked about it a bit more too. I’d buy the collector’s edition JUST for that. Thanks for your thoughtful comment!

May 5, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Magan - Annette, your comment perfectly sums up how I felt. Life isn’t always perfect, and I think that’s what Allegiant proved. There’s not always a happily ever after.

May 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Magan - Hollie! So, so glad you and I were on the same page here. We should’ve known. You’re absolutely right. I applaud Roth for being authentic, but darn if I didn’t cry a lot! 😉

May 5, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Magan - Divergent was one of the series I started before blogging, Alexa! I think that’s why it was so sentimental for me too. Though it wasn’t my perfect, happily ever ever…I understand it all. <3

April 23, 2015 - 11:11 am

Alexa S. - While I honestly didn’t want some of the things that happened in this final novel to happen, I was actually able to accept that they would. I didn’t get spoiled (thankfully!), but I knew that something big must have happened to get everyone in a tizzy. I feel you about it being the end of an era though; Divergent was one of the first YA trilogies I read the year I started blogging and that series will always be special to me for that reason.

April 22, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Hollie - You’ve absolutely summed up my entire feelings on Allegiant. I can’t say I’m happy with how it ended, but I honestly feel that there couldn’t be a more fitting ending. Looking back, and thinking about the first two books in the series, we should’ve known it was never going to be a perfect HEA, and I really love Veronica Roth more for giving us this gut-wrenching ending instead of something completely different that would feel inauthentic to the series.

April 22, 2015 - 11:58 am

Annette - No one really wanted things to turn out that way, but I, too, applaud Roth for making the difficult choices. I love it when authors are gutsy, even though they know it’s going to tick a lot of people off. Great review.

April 22, 2015 - 8:07 am

Rosie - its so frustrating when you have no one to talk to about a book isn’t it? You can talk to me though!

I completely agree with you that Veronica made the right choice to do something shocking. It made sense, and I believe that’s what Tris would have done. I think if she’d avoided that, it wouldn’t have done the series justice.

I think there’s an Allegiant Collector’s Edition coming out in the autumn, so I hope Veronica will talk about having to make hard decisions. It’s always interesting to hear why authors do things.

April 22, 2015 - 8:04 am

Andi - So. Much. Yes.

Magan, I felt what you felt. I hurt how you hurt. I cried like you cried. I mean I was a straight up sobby mess when I was done for like an hour, probably for 2 because I think I cried the last hour of the book. It was just so powerful an ending and it hurt my heart and my soul. I want to reread it again before the movie but I’m not sure I’m emotionally ready.

Excellent review!

Magan: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Warning: There will be Divergent spoilers in this review, so please DO NOT proceed if you haven’t read this book yet! Insurgent by Veronica Roth Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 525 Target Audience: Young Adult Format read: ARC received from TLA Why I read it: It’s the sequel to one of my favorite […]

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April 22, 2015 - 8:01 am

Allegiant by Veronica Roth • Magan Reviews, Magan - […] Magan: Insurgent by Veronica Roth […]

September 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Lucia - I just saw the movie yesterday. And accidentally found this blog and hey there is a book, yay:)I found it just for $11.99 incl shipping http://www.librarist.com/us/book/9780007442928/. Thanks for the review, it looks much more exciting than the movie;)

January 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm

Aryana - love this book she is like my life loved divergent too cant wait for the movie!!!

May 8, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Sophia - Okay, to be honest, I haven’t read Insurgent yet. However, I read(and loved!) Divergent, so it’s on my reading list. My friends who have read it are such slow readers!! 🙁 So this review is so-ooo helpful. I’m going to try to get it ASAP!!!

December 18, 2012 - 7:02 am

Magan: 2012 End of Year Book Survey - […] Chance Summer by Morgan Matson The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi Insurgent by Veronica […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I finished Insurgent fairly recently (and my review is up today!) but I LOVED it. I actually saw a lot of romance in it though, despite the unromantic moments that would appear too. I still swooned a lot over Four. But, most of all, that twist in the end – incredible. Love Veronica’s writing and can’t wait for the next book!

May 29, 2012 - 7:02 am

Our Half Year Report + a Summer Giveaway - […] Insurgent by Veronica Roth […]

May 14, 2012 - 7:01 am

Young Adult Book Review: When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle - […] I finished Insurgent, I wanted something 180 degrees different. What better to pick up than a modern-day Romeo and […]

May 6, 2012 - 7:09 am

Shelve It: May 6, 2012 - […] reviewed Insurgent by Veronica […]

May 5, 2012 - 7:02 am

May 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] #2) by Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperTeen Release Date: May 1, 2012 Magan’s Review Goodreads | Amazon One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has […]

May 4, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Brittani - I had so many of the feelings you had when I read this! And I definitely agree with not knowing what else to say other than WOW! I mentioned that word a couple of times in my own review! I definitely agree with you, Insurgent was pretty intense!

My Review if you wanna check it out!

May 4, 2012 - 9:09 am

Anna - “I feel as if my hands are hovering over the keyboard, not quite sure where to start and what to say other than WOW.” YES. THIS. In fact, this entire post makes me happy.

Estelle: Shelve It (4/29/2012)

Just a quick note before we launch into this week’s meme. This week has been quite a whirlwind in the blogging community when it was leaked that Kristi a.k.a. The Story Siren plagiarized work from another blog. This is an offense that Magan and I take very seriously, as we both work in fields were […]

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May 4, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Estelle - M, You already beat me to reading Lonely Hearts Club. haha. :-/ But you did introduce me to the “recommended by” feature on GR that might make my brain work better. So thanks for that. xo

May 4, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Estelle - Sash, ha! I have Looking for Alaska to read as well. Maybe I’ll read them back to back? Thanks for the suggestion!

May 4, 2012 - 11:17 am

Estelle - Paige! Thanks for stopping in! I had a fun time looking at your blog and listening to your vlog. I read Face on a Milk Carton a really long time ago and I liked it a lot… in fact it is one of the only books I have successfully gotten my younger sister to read too. Did you ever see the TV movie? It’s one of my favorites. haha.

April 30, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Paige - If you were only going to read a few Dystopians you should definately try Divergent because it’s so so good! I just finished reading The Summer I Turned Pretty so I can’t wait to get my hands on It’s Not Summer Without You. Thou Shalt Not Road Trip looks really good! I hope you enjoy everything and here’s my IMM!

http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-32.html

~Paige @ Comfort Books

April 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Katie @ Blook Girl - Wow, what a fabulous book haul, ladies! I can’t believe you haven’t read Divergent yet! I really hope you love it 🙂 Thanks to YOU, I snagged an e-copy of Unbreak My Heart this week and I can’t wait to read it!

I keep hearing that I need to read Where Things Come Back, so I think I’ll pay a visit to the bookstore this weekend 🙂 Great, there goes my paycheck!

I also decided to “follow my own star” in regard to all the drama, and created my own meme, Mission: Acquired. I hope you’ll stop by and check out my goodies 🙂 http://www.blookgirl.com/book-blog/mission-acquired/147-april-28-2012

Happy reading, ladies! <333

April 29, 2012 - 7:49 pm

VeganYANerds - Haha, I laughed when you said “basically I’m a liar” because I am always saying I’m on a book ban but then I go out and buy more books!

Great haul this week, Estelle! I love the Summer series and the bonus letters sound interesting!

Also I need The Lonely Hearts Club, I love anything with a Beatles theme, must buy asap!

April 29, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - SO glad to know where you and Magan stand regarding the plagiarism issue. I already love your blog but now I love it even more 🙂 Every book in the world will also come out May 1st. LOTS of them! Haha!

Great haul! 🙂

April 29, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Sash from Sash and Em - AHH! So much goodness!

1. Anything written by Elizabeth Eulberg rockkks.
2. FRANNY AND ZOEY.
3. I looooved Where Things Come Back 🙂 I’ve talked about it before but it would be so perfect to pair with Catcher in the Rye and Looking for Alaska.

xo

April 29, 2012 - 2:10 pm

margie c {the bumble girl} - The Lonely Hearts Club sounds like a good read, adding it to my list to hopefully get to this summer 🙂
I cannot wait to read Enchanted! I picked up a finished copy this week and it’s so pretty! and of course I love anything to do with fairy-tales and needed it asap!
Enjoy your pile!!!

April 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Aww I’m so glad I could influence your reading pile 🙂 haha I hope you love Lonely Hearts Club! Also, Lovestruck Summer is a good one as well. And yay for Where Things Come Back!!!!!!!!! gosh I love that book.
P.S. I needed the Conrad goodness in my life, too 🙂

April 29, 2012 - 10:02 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - I’m glad you loved Somebody to Love..but I’m also glad I didn’t know that Beebs song because I would’ve hated it being stuck in my head, lol. Also, I really hope you like Divergent!!! Eeeeep! And, oh boy, I need to get my hands on those letters in We’ll Always Have Summer! Enjoy your books!!

April 29, 2012 - 9:39 am

Estelle - Elena, hahaha. It was quite a bonus to read the book with JB stuck in my head. Really. Definitely get into Jenny Han’s summer series like… this summer. I can’t wait to hear what songs you come up with to go along with them!

April 29, 2012 - 9:29 am

elena - As soon as you mentioned Justin Bieber, I had to go on Spotify and put him on! I don’t know how I will get through that book without “I JUST NEED SOMEBODY TO LOOOOVE” constantly refraining in my head. I really want to read Enchanted so I hope it’s good! I love fairytales. :3 I’m excited for the new series on the blog you guys have planned! I hope you like Divergent too, it’s one of the better dystopians, I think. I really need to properly read Jenny Han books.

In My Mailbox: 14

Happy Sunday! How was your week? We’re still amazed that it’s April and that this year is passing by so quickly! I’ve got some great books to share with you in this week’s In My Mailbox, a feature hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It’s a feature where we share which books we received […]

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April 14, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Estelle — you MUST read Divergent. It is fantastic. That is all.

P.S. I think I almost need to stop reading your blog for a while, because I keep putting books on hold at the library based on your reviews and IMMs. Seriously. Hubby currently thinks that I’m trying to move the library’s entire collection into our house.

April 9, 2012 - 8:48 am

Giselle - Wow great haul! Variant is one I bought and totally forgot about it. Haha. Oops. It sounds so good though!!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

April 9, 2012 - 12:35 am

Jasmine Rose - I’ve really been looking forward to reading Variant for a while, but I just haven’t managed to work it into my reading schedule yet, sadly. I look forward to seeing what you think about it, though.
I LOVE TO DO LISTS!!!!
ahem.
Ahhh! I want those owl bookmarks! I have a cute bookmark with the same owls on them that Sarah @ The Book Life sent me for Christmas :]

April 8, 2012 - 11:35 am

Shortskie - Wow so many amazing books! Enjoy them all 😀

Shortskie @ Rondo of a Possible World
My Mailbox

April 8, 2012 - 9:23 am

Magan - Hey pretty Ginger! *blushes* Thank you so much! I won’t lie – I changed for the making of this video. Haha. I love the bookmarks, too! Can’t wait to bust them out. 🙂

April 8, 2012 - 9:21 am

Magan - April, I had no idea Variant was so good. I’d never heard of it until last week. Can’t wait to read it! AND THE BOOKMARKS! Me tooooo!

April 8, 2012 - 9:19 am

Magan - Sash, I think Variant will be the next book I read after I finish Unbreak My Heart. You’ve made me all excited to read it! And thanks.. this was the IMM I changed my outfit for. Hahaha. 🙂

April 8, 2012 - 9:18 am

Magan - Mands, YAY! So glad you added Variant! Let’s read it together. 🙂

April 8, 2012 - 9:18 am

Magan - Elena, you should definitely give Under the Never Sky a try. It was a little slow for me in the beginning, but I really enjoyed it overall. Great description of Divergent, too! Thanks for the comment!

April 8, 2012 - 9:01 am

Ginger @ GReads! - First of all, YOU ARE SO PRETTY! I love your hair & I want it 🙂 haha and second, those owl bookmarks are the cutest!

P.S. I see Estelle is reading Jumping Off Swings. I bought that book forever & a day ago, but never read it. Curious to check out her review!

April 8, 2012 - 8:45 am

Philippa - Great books for the week! I loved Divergent and just read Under the Never Sky myself 🙂

My IMM: http://www.teadaydreamsandfairytales.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox-2/

April 8, 2012 - 7:25 am

April Books & Wine - YAY DIVERGENT!

Also? I legit need to get on reading Variant since I see that Sash recommends it and she knows what’s up.

ALSO MAGNETIC BOOK MARKS, I LOVE THOSE!

April 8, 2012 - 6:49 am

Pocketful of Books - Love the video! I just got Under the Never Sky too- looks awesome! Love your cardigan too- my favourite colour!

New RSS follower 🙂

My IMM: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/in-my-mailbox_07.html

April 8, 2012 - 5:57 am

Celine - I absolutely loved Divergent! I can’t wait for the Insurgent release. Under the Never Sky is on my TBR (: I hope you’re enjoying it!

Happy Easter!

Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
My IMM

April 8, 2012 - 1:54 am

Sash from Sash and Em - 1. You look so cute!

2. VARIANT. YES. THIS IS SO GOOD. 🙂 You will be on the edge of your seat.

xoxo

April 8, 2012 - 1:51 am

VeganYANerds - Great IMM, Magan! I went straight to Goodreads and added Variant to my to-read list 😉

April 8, 2012 - 1:37 am

Amber - Great mailbox! I hope you love all your books.

Here’s my IMM

Amber @ Fall Into Books

April 8, 2012 - 12:27 am

Kristin - Nice set of books this week. Divergent has been on my TBR list for a while now. I really need to read that one.
Book Sniffers Anonymous

April 8, 2012 - 12:00 am

elena - I’ve heard mixed things about Under the Never Sky but I really want to give it a shot! I need to reread Divergent too before Insurgent comes out. Hee, I love that she wrote “choose wisely.” I think you should start a petition or something for Estelle to read Divergent because she’s missing out! My friend describes it as, “The Hunger Games meets an elaborate Myers-Briggs test.” Also people are sorted into intense, dystopian Hogwarts styled factions. Your bookmarks are super cute. I really like the cupcake and punctuation ones too. Hope you enjoy your books!