So, one thing I have learned this years is this: Never write a review after a book has truly and totally broken your heart. Thats what has happened witSo, one thing I have learned this years is this: Never write a review after a book has truly and totally broken your heart. That´s what has happened with this book. These were the states of mind I was in within the first 2 hours after I had finished Allegiant:
1. I was unbelieving 2. I was heartbroken (Cried for about 2 hours, used Twitter as support- group) 3. I was angry, really angry (Why - throwing my hands in the air - oh why, Mrs. Roth did you do this to me and the entire fandom???)
Then Veronica Roth did an amazing thing: She explained her motivations for this ending here on Goodreads, and I finally understood and came to terms with Allegiant.
So now a few weeks have passed after I finished the book, I can see things more clearly and I´m positive about this:
1. This series with Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant will be one of THE outstanding Dystopian series of all times (even my husband is reading the German edition right now). Even in 30 years, people will still read them and love and fear and hope with the characters.
2. Even in 30 years, people will be left heartbroken with the ending of Allegiant
3. I will love Mrs. Roth forever for writing these amazing books, for giving me Tris and Four and for providing me with some of the most thrilling hours of my life
4. And I´m definitely glad all of this will be movies soon, so it´s not quite over yet.
READ - READ - READ these books, it´s kind of general knowledge to know what they´re about. Definitely among my favourite books of all times.
I absolutely loved this book right from the first page. The author doesnt waste time explaining this and that and jumps right into the action. I feareI absolutely loved this book right from the first page. The author doesn´t waste time explaining this and that and jumps right into the action. I feared, hoped, laughed and cried for and with Gaia, our heroine, throughout the whole book, it was as simple as breathing to totally connect with her. Caragh O´Brien draws a terrifying picture of the future world that - in my opinion- is not so far off what could become reality sooner or (hopefully) later and that made the story even more real for me.
In "Birthmarked" there´s a two-class society, where the rich are protected, surrounded by the walls of a city where everything seems like it used to be and better. Outside the walls there´s Gaia´s home, and here it´s a daily struggle for survival like for food and the basic supplies and families are constantly watched by the cities authorities. And as if that´s not enough every month 3 newborns have to be passed on to the city because there, due to a lack of divergent genes, genetically genereted sicknesses are spreading. Gaia´s a young midwife and first absolutely obeys to what is requested of her, but soon enough finds out about all that´s totally wrong and literally has to find her own way out of all the mess.
There´s barely been a love story in my YA books that was so authentic like this one. I mean, when you get to know Leon you know he´s the one, but everything developes slowly, awkwardly and exactly that made it feel so right. I loved it!
I totally recommend this book to everyone, no matter if you´re a YA or dystopian lover or both. This book is easy to read, fast paced, thrilling from the first page to the very last and creates a world in your mind you would not believe. Caragh O´Brien´s a genius and absolutely has my awe! ...more
First I couldnt quite get into that book. I did not like Sam at all, she was just so self absorbed, like she kept every person at bay except her frienFirst I couldn´t quite get into that book. I did not like Sam at all, she was just so self absorbed, like she kept every person at bay except her friends. Sam and her friends were like an island drifting in the sea offshore, never connecting to the mainland. But it was really interesting watching Sam alter in the process of reliving the same day for several times. So after chapter one this book grew on me. That was the part where I couldn´t put this book down any more because I really started to like Sam.
This book had my crying my eyes out, it left me heartbroken and it made me look at my life from a different angle: every second we get to live is precious and every decision we make has an effect. I´ll definitely read more books of Lauren Oliver this year. ...more
I really liked this book although Im not a kid anymore ;-) Its easy to imagine the books characters and places, the story is very fluent to read, thriI really liked this book although I´m not a kid anymore ;-) It´s easy to imagine the book´s characters and places, the story is very fluent to read, thrilling and sometimes quite funny. I´ve seen the movie too which is a little different from the book, but all in all very good adaped and I recommend to watch it as a complement to the book. ...more