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.