Divergent #3 Fornyeren
Series: Divergent #3
Author: Veronica Roth
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Fornyeren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2014
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance & YA
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.
I didn’t like this book at all! It was full of plot holes, unrealistic situations and the completely forced character development had me question everything about the universe. In addition, I haven’t even mentioned the horrible ending yet. Overall a failed book which I was about to quit multiple times.
The plot as a whole was lacking a lot even at the beginning but I let it slide. The second book had me yearning for more and this one completely shot me down.
The main conflict doesn’t seem to be solved in anyway; instead, the author tries to divert our attention elsewhere making the plot unnecessarily twisted and therefor barely leaving time for a character development.
As for the characters, I got nothing good to say. Four’s great personality’s been completely deconstructed, repaired and put together all wrong. He is gone, replaced by a mysterious clone, which got absolutely nothing to do with our original Four aka. Tobias from Divergent. Tris’ awesome personality from the first book is gone. She’s been replaced with someone else it seems. I wonder if Roth had a little too many projects running at once. Now that ending!! I’ve got no problems with sad endings, happy endings, bittersweet endings or even the endings in which you need to make up your own ending as long as it makes sense and matches the body of work, and we certainly don’t get that here. What ticked me off the most! I don’t get the idea behind the ending and the conflict. To be honest it’s not even that great.
I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone especially not if you liked the first one. I’m not sure if the first one was fluke, it rather seem like that now after reading the second and third.