Review: Four (A Divergent Story Collection) by Veronica Roth


18126198Release Date: 
July 8th 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Series: Divergent 0.1-0.4

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia/Science Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Source: Purchased

Rating: 5 stars

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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.

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Where to start? Okay, if you know of my obsession with the Divergent Trilogy, then you know that I couldn’t resist this book. I remember reading Divergent when it first released years ago while I was on a road trip to Texas and Arkansas. I could not put the book down to save my life, not even to take over driving for my husband. I love Four and Tris as a couple and as individuals. We all got to know Tris while reading the other books, and a little bit of Four’s voice in Allegiant. It was so nice getting back into his head again and learning more of his character. It was worth the wait, and so much better than Free Four.

From his initiation into Dauntless, to his view on Tris, I couldn’t get enough of him. He is a strong and admirable character, and you can’t help but love him. My heart broke for him on certain memories, which we already kind of knew from his fear landscape in Divergent. I hate Marcus with a passion. No parent should ever have their child fear them, let alone a father with a son. Sons are supposed to idolize their fathers, Marcus made his son fear him. God, that really tore at my heart strings.

I kind of respect his mother a little now since I’ve read The Son. Just a little, because I still think that a mother’s love for her child will make her go ape sh** on anyone who tried to harm them. Now I get why she entered the picture in Insurgent, and I can be a little nice about the whole situation. This part of the book was probably my favorite, along with The Traitor. To read more of Four’s POV from Divergent was so worth it. I think this is the part that die hard fans will like the most. He has some nice thoughts about Tris and when you read the scenes that were from Tris’s POV in Divergent, it’s like a new story. Seriously!!

If you are a fan of the Trilogy, then this is a great addition to add to your shelf. I quite enjoyed getting back inside Four’s head, and while some parts are what we already knew, there are equal parts that are new. So grab the book if you haven’t already. A great read!!

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Stacking The Shelves #13

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be virtual or physical. This has been a crazy week for me, work wise. They have driven me crazy but I love my co-workers to death. I also reached another milestone on my blog, 100 posts!! I’m doing a little giveaway for it, so you can check it out HERE. Also, don’t forget to enter my Just Couldn’t Put It Down July Giveaway Hop! Now, on to the books……

 

Physical Review Books

22461475  Celine by Peter B. Miller

18429406  Anna (The Starseed Series, Book One) by Meghan Riley

Thanks to both authors for sending me the books to review!

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22456945  Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

16140841  Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols

Almost done with Superlatives #1, Biggest Flirts, and I’m actually enjoying it, so I had to request this one!

Purchased

9780062345219_p0_v3_s260x420  Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth

I have finished it already! It was so nice getting to know more of Four’s character. I want more!!!!

That’s all I have! What books did you get this week?

Waiting On Wednesday #8

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This week I’m patiently waiting on Four: A Divergent Story Collection by Veronica Roth. I’ve already read  The Transfer and Free Four (although this one isn’t included), and I’m eager to get back inside Four’s head. I was heartbroken after reading Allegiant. Not for long, because after days of wondering why my favorite author would do such damage to her readers hearts, I got it. Not everything is HEA, and I realized that she had the conclusion already when she wrote/typed the first word to Divergent. That ending fit what she pictured for that story, and that is perfectly OKAY. I get that younger readers really didn’t get the story, they only saw the “romance” between the two main characters. Trust me, I had a melt down last October! I was ranting for days afterward. But, it is what it is. Okay, enough ranting and back to the book.

9780062345219_p0_v3_s260x420 Release Date: July 8, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Genre: YA Dystopia/Science Fiction

ADD TO GOODREADS

From Goodreads: 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.

What are you waiting on this week?