Saturday, February 21, 2015

Four: A Divergent Story Collection - Veronica Roth

Summary 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.

I LOVE FOUR. SO. MUCH. This book was really good and really gave me so much more insight into this guy. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I HATE BOOK FOUR SO MUCH. Theo James is the perfect Four to me and he's so much nicer in the movie. BUT now that I've read all the stories from Four's POV, I like him more and see why he acts the way he does. I even see little more bits of Four in the movie that stem from the book that I never noticed before. I do need even more of this POV though because I still haven't completely excused his awful behavior towards Tris. While I'm curious to see what else Veronica Roth writes, I feel like nothing is ever going to be as good the Divergent books and I miss reading and following these character all of the time!



  1. I really liked this collection of novellas, and I loved finally getting into Four's head. It really made a lot of sense to me to see how he saw certain things, plus the extras from before Tris were just perfect.

    Did you see Insurgent? I still haven't seen it. :0

    1. I did see Insurgent and I was soooo disappointed :/