Thursday, September 25, 2014
I really enjoyed Divergent and then Insurgent... and then along comes this book. I came so close to laying it down and running away and picking up one of the other books that started to beckon to me. This book really came apart at the seams for me. If the story and characters moved and were entertaining in the first two books, the shift to a dual narrative (without truly distinctive voices) and a plot that crumbles made this not quite the story that the first two installments were. About 250 pages in, I started making mental comparisons to reading 50 shades of gray (not a good thing) and how I felt reading that... at a certain point you just start to skim read... Now I just kind of feel relieved that I finished the book and I can move on. I was disappointed by how this one was written, how the story collapsed, and about the ending - given how it started, it just didn't satisfy.