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Crescita posted 10/10/2013 15:29 PM

Anyone else enjoy this series?

I just finished the first two books. Now I'm looking forward to the final book Allegiant being released this month, and the movie adaptation of Divergent being released next spring.

It's another trilogy of dystopian books, much like Hunger Games but without the love triangle.

[This message edited by Crescita at 3:36 PM, October 10th (Thursday)]

abbycadabby posted 10/10/2013 16:27 PM

LOVED Divergent and Insurgent!!! Can't wait for the movies or for the 3rd book to come out. I like it better than Hunger Games.

If you like YA dystopian fiction, there are lots of good authors in this genre.

sadcat posted 10/10/2013 21:30 PM

I loved divergent, Insurgent was good but didn't match divergent. I am definitely looking forward to Allegiant.

I really enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy too.

I also LOVE Tamora Pierce, but hers are not at all dystopian. Or even in this realm or reality

Crescita posted 10/11/2013 11:44 AM

Ahhhh, more recommendations! My reading ADD is bad enough as it is I pick up a book, start reading, another gets recommended or becomes available at the library, I think I'm reading 4 books right now These are great because I could get through them before becoming distracted with another. Maybe I should just stick to YA and dystopian!

Abby, I prefer this series to Hunger Games as well, but I did the audio books on that one so it is hard for me to be objective.

Sadcat, I also like the first book more, but enjoyed the set-up for the finale at the conclusion of the second.

teach5 posted 10/11/2013 13:01 PM

Also good is the series by Ally Condie. The first one is Matched. I also likes Legend by Liu

pizzalover posted 10/12/2013 20:56 PM

Loved them!!

abbycadabby posted 10/28/2013 09:33 AM

Anyone done reading Allegiant yet?? This book made me mad.

[This message edited by abbycadabby at 9:34 AM, October 28th (Monday)]

Crescita posted 10/28/2013 11:51 AM

I'm still 150/348 on the library wait list. Was thinking of just buying it but now maybe not.

Are we talking ruined the whole series mad?

abbycadabby posted 10/28/2013 12:36 PM

Yes, Crescita. Ruined the whole series mad.

sadcat posted 10/28/2013 18:13 PM

Oh yeah read it yesterday. Not. Happy.

Ok I get the plot reasoning...but the 2 voices were poorly done- often I couldn't tell whose POV it was.

Just grrrrrrr.....

metamorphisis posted 10/29/2013 09:25 AM

Well this sucks. DD LOVED the first two and I just ordered this one for her for Christmas.

abbycadabby posted 10/29/2013 10:44 AM

Sad- I didn't like the alternating POVs either. Additionally, the book felt rushed. The antagonist kept changing. Four as a character became weak, snivelling and unsure of himself.

But I was super mad about the ending. It was all so useless. What were they even striving for? Love? Tris and Four didn't even really get to fully realize their love. Love between Tris and Caleb? When prior to this he delivered her to her death?

Meta- maybe she'll like it. But I doubt it. How old is she?

GabyBaby posted 10/29/2013 10:45 AM

This trilogy popped up in my "you may be interested" list and I remember seeing the names on this thread.
They've been added to my wishlist.

I loved Hunger Games, am a fan of Harry Potter etc. I love books and if you can tell me a good story and keep my interest, I'll read it!

metamorphisis posted 10/29/2013 12:20 PM

abby she is 16. She read them last Christmas so she was 15. I'll be interested to hear her take on it. She's a pretty critical reader

traicionada posted 11/3/2013 08:30 AM

Allegiant felt rush, like Veronica couldn't wait to be done with Tris & Four once a for all. Of the series, Insurgent was my favorite which was odd since I tend to hate book 2 of most trilogies. If I was 16, I would probably be sad due to the lack of happily ever after but a reader of dystopian will actually expect & respect it for what it's...over

knightsbff posted 11/3/2013 15:33 PM

My DD and I are both in the middle of Allegiant now... Hmmm....

knightsbff posted 11/4/2013 11:32 AM

Finished. Not sure how I feel about the ending. I think it was....appropriate somehow. The voices confused me at first until I got in the habit of checking the chapter title to see who was talking.

Over all I give the book a thumbs up.

Take2 posted 11/4/2013 19:20 PM

I read them - but wasn't enthralled. They were okay. Maybe too much teenager angst for my tastes...? I definitely preferred The Hunger Games.

I agree with the confusion about the dual POV's - (though why it was necessary becomes clear) but I felt as if both characters had the same inner"voice". And then Tris' insecurity/death wish in the second book was recycled on to Tobias in the 3rd book. Meh...

Crescita posted 12/13/2013 09:43 AM

Finally read the last one. Agree that the multiple points of view were confusing and didnít add anything to the story. I would have preferred each character getting a chapter at the end to show different perspectives of the outcome. Hoping it comes across better in film.

GabyBaby posted 12/13/2013 12:00 PM

I finished all three as well.
Wow. I did not like the third one. It felt like a quickie to tie up loose ends.

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