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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!

Estelle: Fire with Fire by S. Vivian & J. Han

Fire with Fire by Siobhan Vivian & Jenny Han Book 2 of the Burn for Burn series. (Magan’s review of Burn for Burn) Publication Date: 8/13/2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 528 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: revenge, friendship, secrets, paranormal Format read: Paperback ARC from Simon Blogger Party. (Thanks!) Summary: After their revenge plot spirals […]

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May 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn (Review) - […] for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian: While I wasn’t fully invested in this series until book 2, it balanced deception and fully developed side plots (friendship, relationships, fears, etc.) in […]

September 18, 2013 - 2:48 am

Alexa Y. - It’s awesome to hear that you really liked Fire with Fire too! I’ve been regretting leaving my ARC back in the US, particularly as your review and Rachel’s have me curious as to what’s happening with the three girls. It seems to me like things get a lot clearer in this book, and that there’s definitely a lot for me to look forward to!

September 2, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Shelve It: Estelle Talks End of Summer, Books + More, Estelle - […] facts about Magan + a surprise birthday giveaway! Reviews of Fire with Fire, The Returned, Crown of Midnight, The Hero, and Counting by 7s. Ginger told us all the fun and […]

September 2, 2013 - 11:54 am

Kate - I loved this one but the ending killed me! I am so confused now about everything! Book 3 is definitely going to be a long wait.

September 1, 2013 - 7:27 am

April Books & Wine - I really liked Burn For Burn, but I waited so long to read it, like long past the hype which helps a lot. I’m pumped up to hear that Fire With Fire is way better, because yay revenge! Yay character development! Also! I loved Kat the most so I am glad to hear she gets way more awesome in this book!

August 31, 2013 - 11:31 am

Bookworm1858 - I saw this book but hadn’t given its first one a shot yet. I really like Vivian’s writing (not familiar with Han’s) so I was hopeful that this series as a whole would be good and I’m glad to hear that the second really improves and there is room for even more growth in the third.

August 30, 2013 - 3:43 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Nice review – I still haven’t gotten to Burn for Burn, and I’m not really sure why, since I love Jenny Han, I’ve always wanted to read Siobhan Vivian’s work, AND I met them during their tour last year and it was awesome. I think maybe because I heard that the paranormal stuff seemed like it came out of nowhere, and I hate that. But your review has convinced me that I need to get on this train…but this might be a binge series, because I HATE waiting. Thanks!

August 30, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Jessie @ Jessie Marie Reads - So I had a real problem with Burn for Burn. I was really peeved at the end of that book, and then the cliffhanger just sent me over the edge and I swore I wasn’t continuing on with this series. But after reading this review… I’m more inclined to give it a shot. I wish the paranormal element was left out altogether, but if it’s important enough to the story then I’m glad to hear Vivian and Han better handled it this time around. Lovely review. *adds it to my TBR*