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Thank you to everyone for suggesting something Divergent themed! Had so much fun making this cake!
The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.
But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.Rating: 5/5
(I will try my best not to give anything away in this review so I’m sorry if it’s super vague)
The writing throughout the entire trilogy was good, but not mind blowing. It’s actually pretty simple writing. Roth tells you what you need to know, but it’s not flowery. In part, that is because Tris, and Four, are not flowery people. So the writing does stay true to their voices, which I think is very important. It’s just not the type of writing I personally prefer. Roth did a good job at writing from two different perspectives. Usually I hate books written from two different points of views for various reasons, but Roth exceeded my expectations! Having the two different points of views were very much a necessity as they both brought knowledge to the story that the reader otherwise would be sorely missing. I do feel as if she should have done a better job at giving Four and Tris distinct voices, sometimes I mixed them up, but otherwise I found myself surprisingly enjoying reading from their perspectives.
The revelations that this book gave were very shocking. I was honestly not expecting any of the explanations that Roth gave for why things had happened in the previous novels. Roth provided all the answered to the questions I had formed while reading Divergent and Insurgent. She left no loose ends. Her explanations also made a whole lot of sense and even seemed realistic, in my opinion. She did some great world building although I wish we could have seen more of the world she had created.
This third installment also showed such great character development. Almost all the characters are so different than when we were first introduced to them in Divergent. They all grew and matured. They were more than their factions. They faced their fears and became better people. You saw a whole new side of them. I especially loved Tris and Christina’s friendship throughout the book. It was a great betrayal of true loyalty and affection. They went through a lot together and it was awesome to see them be able to stay friends. Of course I also loved Tris and Tobias together. Roth does a very realistic portrayal of a romance through such a trying time.
Going into this book I already knew the huge twist to it, so I don’t think it affected me the way it was supposed to. Although it was definitely sad. I know a lot of people probably didn’t like the way it ended but I really did. I think it left a far greater and more important impact than it would have otherwise. It also taught the characters a very important lesson.
All in all I would definitely recommend this book because it gave a great message of what bravery, selflessness, and forgiveness is and it was also a great ending to a pretty good trilogy.