Also by this author: Allegiant, The Transfer
Series: Divergent #.5
Also in this series: Allegiant, Insurgent
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Read in: Dec 21 to Dec 25
Source: Personal Collection
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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 perspective 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 in to the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy. - via GoodReads
If you’ve read any post ever from me at Once Upon a Chapter, then you know two things about me: one, I like to be organized, and two, I have a thing with reading ALL the books in a series. That includes those pesky novellas. After reading Allegiant, I knew reading these four novellas wasn’t going to be easy but I buckled in and got the job done.
Truly I enjoyed this collection more than I thought I would. For fans of Four, this is a gold mine. All four stories are told from Four’s perspective. It’s also pre-Allegiant. That more than anything helped me enjoy this book without going into too much detail, all I’ll say is that there was still a sense of hope.
One thing I’d wished I’d known going into Four is that there is no new information. Everything is just told from Four’s point of view. There are new feelings and new thoughts, but we know all the major events and their outcomes.
Overall, this was a good read. Is it vital you read it? No. I feel better being able to cross it off my list and move on. It certainly didn’t offer the closure that I feel I still need. C’est la vis. I can dust my hands of it and move on now.