A book review of Veronica Roth’s novel Allegiant, by Jessica Dunn.
After ripping through the first two novels of the Divergent series so quickly, I was expecting Allegiant have the same grip on my literary eyeballs. While I still zoomed through with excitement, I must admit I was not left with the same adrenaline rush that I experienced in the first two books.
Veronica Roth created a futuristic dystopian society set in various areas of the Chicago city limits. The city and society is organized into five different factions–each one representing a different value and role in society. Continue reading →
Rick Yancey creates a world where trust is a luxury and the ability to kill is a must. His book, The 5th Wave, tells a tale of an alien invasion. Four prior alien waves have reduced human population to the bare minimum. The book follows Cassie Sullivan and her family as they go through the four waves and builds in anticipation toward the firth attack. We see the weight of the world dropped on teenage shoulders as Cassie tries to survive on her own and keep humanity’s last hopes alive. However, this is not an ordinary alien invasion.
The surge of attention surrounding Veronica Roth’s dystopian Divergentseries in correlation with the popularity of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian Hunger Games series makes me question if female protagonist dystopian novels are simply trending, or if there’s a deeper reason for their rise to film-adaptation status.