Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)

Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4) - Veronica Roth Read this review, and many more on my blog October Tune!

When I found out that Veronica Roth was writing short stories from Four/Tobias' point of view, I knew I had to read those. At first, they were supposed to be released as separate ebooks, but after a while it was announced that they were going to be published together as an actual book. I pre-ordered my copy as soon as I could and a couple of days after the release date, I started reading it.

The book has four (hehe) stories told from Four's point of view, called 'The Transfer', 'The Initiate', 'The Son', and 'The Traitor'. I had read the Transfer already before I found out that it was going to become one book, and I had liked it. Though I still thought he sounded a lot like Tris. Of course, I understand that it might be hard to write a story from multiple POV's, and trying to not make them sound the same, but I don't think Veronica Roth did a very good job with it. Still, I loved reading about Four's transfer, and his initiation process.

The Traitor was basically a brief summary of Divergent, but then through Four's eyes. A bit like Hana was Delirium through Hana's eyes. I liked it, I liked reading several scenes from Divergent but through Four's eyes, I liked how he was trying to find out what was going on between Max and Jeanine and yeah, I just liked it very much! We didn't get a lot of new conversations or scenes, mostly the conversations between Tris and Four were the same ones we'd read about in Divergent, but I can't say that I was disappointed by it. I had expected it, and though I would have loved a complete new scene between the two, one that we hadn't read about in any of the books, I am happy with what we got!

As usual, the writing was very good, I just really like Roth's writing a lot! I got through the stories very easily, and eventually halfway through the book I just put it down so I wouldn't finish it in one day, because I wanted to savour it. Divergent is one of my favourite book series of all time, and this is the last book in that series, so I wanted to save the last pages. Still, I got through it very fast, and I enjoyed every minute of it. And the cover, oh wow I am in love with the covers of the Divergent series; but this one is just amazing. The ferris wheel! (Okay tiny bit disappointed that we didn't get that scene from his POV, shh).

The only thing I didn't like, was that I had thought the Free Four story would be in here as well, but it wasn't. I had read it already of course, but I was under the impression that it would be in the book as well, so I could reread it again. But alas, it was not.

Still, no harm done, and I enjoyed Four, a DIvergent Collection a lot. Now I am going to lie down in a ball and try to not think about the fact that this series is now over.