October 30, 2013
I am not unhappy with Allegiant, I'm just a little bit disappointed because I think the way the first book built to the second book was so good that I expected this third book to blow the second one out of the water and leave me settled about this little fiction world's story. I feel a little like there was something to be desired, and that the storyline was a little too straight for me. Nothing had a significant connection to the beginning of the book, and a lot of it was just a little too easy for me. An event was planned out, it happened, it was over, something new happened, that was over, and so on until the end. I am still coming to terms with the ending of it, and I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I like it (I'm pretty sure I don't) because it seems to me that the author kind of clued me into the ending straight from chapter two. I really don't want to give anything away because it's such a popular series, and I would definitely read this one again when I start the series from the beginning in preparation for the movie, it's just not exactly what I expected, and not really in a good way.
One of my tips before reading this (besides obviously reading the first two books for the first time beforehand), is to go back and reread Insurgent again. I didn't, and I was a little hazy on some of the more specific details in the beginning because it has been so long since I originally read the first two. I'm glad that this book came out when it did, because I'm kind of (or was) in a place where reading wasn't really on the forefront of my mind, even though I have a list of a million books that I want to read. Like all of my dry spells in the world of books, reading this one book has really jumpstarted me again, and I am ready to devour my next one.
// Catching Fire (again, before the movie comes out in November)
// Ender's Game (recommended to me by a friend, and because I guess it's nice that I'll have a movie to watch right after I finish instead of waiting months for it)
// Night Circus
// The Tiger's Wife
I'm always looking for something new to read and often my list grows faster than I can read, but I like it that way. Keeps me on my toes.
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