The final book in the DIVERGENT trilogy, ALLEGIANT, was voted the Best Young Adult Fantasy of 2013 by Goodreads readers!
Almost two million Goodreads users voted. ALLEGIANT faced competition from the likes of THE INFERNAL DEVICES, the LEGEND trilogy, the DELIRIUM trilogy, and BLOODLINES, but beat out its closest competitor by 1,430 votes!
Congratulations to Veronica Roth and the rest of the team behind ALLEGIANT!
Veronica Roth took to tumblr to discuss in detail the ending of Allegiant and the events throughout the trilogy that ultimately lead up to that ending. While she respects fans opinions, Roth explains why she chose the end the series the way she did and says she wouldn’t change a thing.
5. Roth considered writing parts of Allegiant from Caleb’s and Natalie’s point of view.
At the 2013 National Book Festival, you stated that you almost wrote the book from Caleb’s and someone else’s perspective. Can you tell us who that person was?
VR: I tried out Caleb, I tried out Tobias (obviously that one worked), and I tried out journal entries retrospective from Natalie’s point of view to intersperse with the forward narrative. That couldn’t sustain over the entire book, and it didn’t address the story from the angles that I wanted to address it from, so I had to get rid of that one too.
Was it weird writing from Tobias’ point of view or did you love switching voices?
VR: I thought it was fun because Tris’ voice is very stereotypically masculine, very straightforward, very direct, kind of repetitive. Tobias’ is a little more poetic, a little more descriptive, and he generally shares more. Tris is always withholding, but Tobias shares everything, so it was interesting to see those dynamics and how they turned over my expectations of those people. It was fun, but it was hard.
Page to Premiere was stealthy enough to take the new photo of the Allegiant cover and pluck off the synopsis for the third book!
BE WARNED! This contains spoilers for Divergent and Insurgent!
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.
Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
In a recent interview with MTV, Divergent director Neil Burger revealed that he added scenes from the book back into the script after they had been been left out of the initial draft.
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“Obviously a movie is a little bit different than a book and certain things will be changed and people will be like, ‘Where’s the…’ but mostly we have it in,” Neil told VH1’s Sabrina Rojas Weiss while chatting about the film at San Diego Comic-Con.
“Actually, I added quite a few things back from the script that was first presented to me,” he continued. “I was like, ‘Where’s the zip-line? Where’s Christina being hung over the chasm?’ So we worked those back in, which the movie is stuffed full of events, but they’re events that we love from the book.”
We’re glad Neil decided to say faithful to pivot scenes in the book when he came on board!
You don’t have to wait until September 24th (the day The Transfer is released) to get your hands on some new Divergent related reading material! On September 3 The World of Divergent: Becoming Allegiant will be released. This isn’t a new story, but a collection of quizzes, manifestos, and even Allegiant teasers. These are all things we enjoy, right?
Here’s the complete description from Amazon:
Don’t miss Divergent, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters March 2014!
Fascinated by the world of the Divergent series? This sixty-page bonus, previously only available in the Divergent Series Box Set, includes faction manifestos, a faction quiz, Q&A with #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth, book playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more! It also contains ten enticing teasers from Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent series.
Tris and Four have earned a spot on Entertainment Weekly’s All-time Favorite YA Couples list!
Tris and Four, Divergent
First Encounter: After Tris jumps off the top of a train into a net many feet below, Four is the blue-eyed leader who helps her up. Defining Moment: Tris and Four have a heart-to-heart atop an abandoned Ferris wheel. Relationship Challenges: Four trains Tris in the first book, making their relationship forbidden. More importantly, Tris fears intimacy. Why They Work: Despite her tightly wound, fiercely independent nature, Tris is uncontrollably drawn to Four. He supports and protects her without turning her into a damsel in distress. They’re very much equals. —Stephan Lee