On the book shelf: Divergent series review (spoilers)

Friday, 14 August 2015

So yesterday I finished the final book in the popular divergent series. I have read the series slowly over a year and have loved every second of these books! The final one certainly bought tears and the ending of the final book has caused a lot of mixed feelings on the internet. 

These books are based around a dystopian society where by people choose to live in certain factions that display certain traits such as bravery, selflessness, intelligence, peace and honesty. We follow the main character Tris as she makes the tough decision as to which faction to choose, as she tries to survive her faction and the relationships she develops. However, not everything goes smoothly and the factions start to fall apart and Tris soon finds out that her whole world was not as she thought it was. 

The books are very easy to read and I quickly become invested in the characters. The first two books (divergent and insurgent) are a lot more fast paced, whereas the third one is a slow burner, but nevertheless very gripping. 

Lets talk about the ending of the final book...
Now if you have read the book, then you will know what happens and boy I was not expecting it. However, I actually liked the ending and found it to be very fitting for Tris' character. Tris dies trying to save the world she has known her entire life and dies trying to save as many people as possible. This is similar to how her mother died; by trying to protect her people. Tris was always brave and heroic and although a happy ending would have been nice where her and Four live in a peaceful world with lots of babies, the ending was perfect for her character. 

You know that feeling where you finish a book/series of books and you wonder how you are ever going to live without them? Well I'm currently going through that. 

Have you read this series? What did you think of the ending?


  1. I love this series, I'm on the last one so I had to skip your ending part haha, but I should be finished this weekend so I'll be back to add my two cents!
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life


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