Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 137 ~ Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent 0.1-0.4) by Veronica Roth

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Four: A Divergent Collection
(Divergent 0.1-0.4)
Veronica Roth 

First - The Blurb:

Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton’s point of view. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014. Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life. The first three pieces in this volume – "The Transfer," "The Initiate," and "The Son" – follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor," runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior. Exclusive scenes included!

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Second - The Tease:

My instincts were right: She is worth trusting. With my secrets, with my shame, with my name that I abandoned. With the beautiful truths and the awful ones. I know it.
I touch my lips to hers. Our eyes meet, and I grin, and kiss her again, this time more sure of it.
It's not enough. I pull her closer, kiss her harder. She comes alive, putting her arms around me and leaning into me and it's still not enough, how can it be?
...Four / Tobias

After recently seeing Insurgent (Which I thought was awesome and enjoyed maybe a little more than Divergent) I felt compelled to read Four / Tobias' story.

In 'The Transfer', we learn more of Tobias' history with his abusive father and how he arrived at the decision to leave Abnegation and join Dauntless. 'The Initiate' which follows, focuses largely on the first few weeks of Four's entry into Dauntless and the competition which develops between him and Eric for the top ranking position. Moving on to 'The Son', we see how Four begins to question everything going on around him. As he searches for the answers, he discovers that the factions are not as solid as everyone likes to think they are and that there is an uprising brewing. And finally, in 'The Traitor', we get to see Tobias' real thoughts regarding Tris and how his feelings for her begin to develop.

Although much of the content is not new, it was great getting inside Tobias' head and seeing the story from his POV.

Four is a great companion to the original Divergent series and definitely worth the time  it takes to read it.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. I loved this series and adored his book! The movies were pretty great too!

    My Teaser

  2. OOoh great teaser! And great review! I still need to read this one as well! I remember I read the first short story, but it was so long ago, I might read it again once I start this one! Whenever that day shall come!

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  3. I do adore that series, but I still need to read this one and the last book! AH! And I so enjoyed that teaser :)

  4. This is one of my favorite series and now I must read this!

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/14/teasers-tuesdays-110-shelf-life-the-publicist-book-two/

  5. I haven't read the books, but I did watch the movie the other day and really enjoyed it! Four was such a great character!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  6. Maybe one day I'll start the series. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Great tease, Marilyn. I've yet to read this series. Can you believe that? *hangs head* I have the books and I'll get to them eventually. I'm glad you enjoyed Four so well!

  8. Fantastic tease Marilyn. I still need to finish this series before i can read this one. Definitely waiting to read this one now more than ever.