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.
Before I start this review, I just want to apologize for barely posting anything recently. I have exams in January and so I’ve been doing a lot of revision and haven’t had much of a chance to write reviews and stuff. But I should get back to normal soon. Anyway, on with the review!
I was really excited about this book. Seriously excited. And it didn’t disappoint at all. It’s such an amazing read, and almost impossible to put down. This is one of those books that I’d bring into school with me and read it in the bistro while my friends are chatting. This is also one of those books where you might cry. I certainly almost did – in the middle of a school show practice. Anyway, this was an amazing ending to a great series.
The first thing I liked about this book was discovering the past of Chicago and learning more about the world outside it. When Tris and Tobias manage to get outside of the city, it’s so nice seeing their reactions to this new world around them. Also, because it was told from their points of view, I liked how they had different ideas and opinions on this new world that they were experiencing. Personally, I really liked the fact that the book was told from both their perspectives. I know a lot of people have complained about how Tobias doesn’t sound like Tobias, but I rather enjoyed his chapters in the book. And just briefly, before I move on, the final chapters of the book were very moving. Of course, it’s probably even better if you don’t actually know what happens.
Tris, as always, was a very strong character, as was Tobias, and when they appeared together in the book they were a very strong team. All the characters are great in this book, whether they’re heroes or villains, and it was interesting to see why different characters held different beliefs through out the book and what it was that could change their mind.
Tris and Tobias’ relationship grows a lot in this book, and I really liked seeing them together. For once, it was nice seeing a couple who didn’t lie to each other. They both told each other about what was going on in their life and so they could discuss things carefully and work through things together. That was a nice change for a YA book. The friendships in this book are also great. There are so many different relationships, and it was great that the romance didn’t take over.
Overall, there were a few flaws in this book, but I really enjoyed reading it and it was a great ending to the series.