Four by Veronica Roth

Oh, Four. You’re one crazy guy.

FourTitle:  Four
Author:  Veronica Roth
SeriesDivergent Books 0.1 to 0.4
Publish Date:  July 8, 2014
Genre:  YA Distopian
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionTwo 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.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Kat_Mandu_100Kat Mandu says…

It was interesting to see how much Four grows, how much braver and stronger he gets. I like that he can hold his own but also needs someone to inspire him at times.

For those who haven’t read the entire series – I have – I’m not including many spoilers. It was nice to see familiar faces from the trilogy, especially when you get to hear a lot more about the important people like Eric and Zeke. I like the combination of misgivings from both Marcus and Evelyn, not to mention the bad mojo he receives from Mark and Jeanine.

I like that Four is more comfortable in his own head than he is talking to people. He doesn’t have many social skills but him being that way means he’s not afraid of what people think about him – except for Tris, naturally.

badge4v4I like the stories and how they show a completely different perspective through Four’s eyes. He comes off as kind of mean in the first Divergent book, especially to his initiates, but when you read it from his point of view, it changes. He’s a lot more thoughtful and caring than people who haven’t read Allegiant probably know. Granted, he’s not my book boyfriend but he’s a good guy overall. 😀 I give it a four. Isn’t that ironic?

Our reviews in this series…

  • Divergent
  • Insergent
  • Allegiant

Other reviews…

If you like this book…

…you might try the Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano, the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, the Taken series by Erin Bowman, or the Roar series by Emma Clayton.


About Kat Mandu

I'm an urban fantasy and young-adult paranormal writer. I love to cook, rock out to music, and read as much as I can get my hands on. Always believe in your dreams and pursue them no matter what the cost. If you believe in it, it's worth every chance you take.

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Nice! I still need to read this one! I remember I read one of the stories when it was released some time before this compilation! Going to have to read this one eventually! Nice review!

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