14 Mar 2015

Book Review / Four by Veronica Roth (4 novellas from the Divergent Trilogy)

Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling DIVERGENT series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—THE TRANSFER, THE INITIATE, THE SON, and THE TRAITOR—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the DIVERGENT trilogy.

Published:     8th July 2014
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4, Divergent Series
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher

My Review

I do not normally read novellas but I made the exception with these four stories because I LOVED the Divergent series and really did not want it to end. I loved following Four and finding out a bit more from his perspective. 

When I do get to re-read this trilogy and novellas (which I will do most definitely many many times), I might try reading the novellas reading the trilogy to see what effect that would have. It might have made me see more out of the story than I did the first time around.

For those of you who loved the Divergent Trilogy, check out these novellas.  They are fantastic and add more to the story of Four that is not to be missed.  

About the Author
(from Goodreads)
Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). 

The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will came out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)