I read books, I write about books, I would probably marry a book if I could find one who liked me enough. Three words to describe me mature, irresponsible, contradictory, unreliable...oh...that's four...
A while ago I heard about and read Divergent - the first in Veronica Roth's dystopian YA trilogy. While I didn't hate the book, it didn't thrill me either and working on my long-tested theory that second and third installments are rarely better than the first, I left The Divergent Experience to fans and went on to other reads.
Insurgent came and went. I heard a movie version was in the works. Then Allegiant arrived and although I hadn't read it myself, my trusty posse of writer peeps on FB went off to check the reviews (in between checking their own).
This is what they found:
WTF?? I thought. Divergent got rave reviews. So did Insurgent. The fan base were waiting impatiently for Allegiant. Now (remembering my theory) it shouldn't be a total surprise if the third in a series fails to meet expectations. But this is more than a few lukewarm reviews. The one stars outnumber the five stars. In review terms this is carnage.
So what went wrong?
Has anyone here read Allegiant? What did you think?