I feel guilty about putting all of these emotions into a review, so this is basically just a rant about Allegiant by Veronica Roth, and not an actual review, because the book deserves better than my jumbled thoughts being chucked onto a page.
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WARNING: If you have not read the book, reading this is not advised, because there WILL be spoilers, and you probably won’t even know what I’m talking about. There will also be a seemingly unnecessary use of death threats and upper case letters, but believe me, it’s necessary for expressing my emotion. However, if you enjoy witnessing me lose my sanity, feel free to carry on.
You have been warned.
Firstly, Veronica Roth, IT IS NOT OKAY TO JUST KILL YOUR MAIN CHARACTER EVER BECAUSE YOU’VE JUST SPENT THREE FREAKING BOOKS MAKING ME FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AND CAUSED ME TO WASTE MOST OF MY YEAR THINKING ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT BOOK AND THEN I CAN’T PUT IT DOWN BUT I WISH I HAD BECAUSE YOU JUST KILLED TRIS IN FRONT OF OUR EYES I THINK THAT COUNTS AS MURDER CAN WE PLEASE SUE AS A FANDOM I NEED MONEY TO PAY FOR MY MEDICAL BILLS AND SOME SANITY PILLS SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT WOULD POSSESS A PERSON TO DO THIS.
Ahem. So. Basically it’s not fair to put your fans through this. I literally started crying when it was Tobias’ P.O.V. and then he was all sad and he scattered her ashes while he faced his fear of heights. It was so cute. And it took them three books to finally trust each other and develop that perfect “true love” that you only really get in fairytales, and then she just had to go and die and leave him to suffer all alone.
And don’t you dare tell me that “that’s life,” because no, in fact you are wrong that is not life that is death and as a human being I am allowed to feel angry that my best friend just got inhumanely killed by the person she trusted most.
I think I might have a few problems trying to explain this story to the police. “Hi, um, yeah, I’m sorry, but I’d like to report a murder. Well, this author just inhumanely killed this girl… Yes I was a witness… No, you see, the girl wasn’t actually a real person, she was this character, but her name was Tris and I think the author should be arr - *click* … Hello?” *van for asylum shows up at my door* *spends rest of eternity locked away in a room with foam boxes stuck onto hands* *can’t read so becomes even more depressed* *dies and relates situation to Tris’ death*
Do you see the problem? This book is consuming me.
Secondly, I have encountered a problem entirely different to me dealing with the cruelty of authors in the 21st century.
This series is making me confused.
I think it’s overtaken Hush, Hush on my list of Best YA Books/Series Ever.
I think it’s even overtaken the Lux series.
And I hate to say it, but if it hasn’t overtaken the Hunger Games yet, it’s so close that I don’t even know which one I prefer. And that scares me. Because The Hunger Games was at the top of that list ever since December 2011.
Oh, and by the way, Divergent is now a movie, and should be coming out in cinemas on 21 March 2014.
I think I’m going to explode from excitement.