One of the most popular young adult dystopian novels is Veronica Roth’s Divergent.
The book has been translated into 46 languages, spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller list, and is one of the most celebrated titles in recent years.
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This set of four books (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four) includes the paperbacks of three volumes that comprise the top-rated New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy, and the accompanying volume, which is told from the viewpoint of the wildly popular character Tobias and all packaged in a stunning keepsake box.
This set is great for fans with a long history who wish to own the complete Divergent library, those who are new to the series, or those who are fans of blockbuster movies starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.
List of Divergent Series Four-Book Compilation
Divergent (Divergent Series 1) — As with many others, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and the world Roth created along with the details about the characters.
I was completely enthralled by the love story of Tris And Tobias/Four (enigmatic and strong, yet broken young man trying to be brave and to help others, even the ones who have hurt him).
For a first novel, Divergent is a fast-paced adventure full of interesting concepts and relatable characters. I loved the factions and how they were separated based on group’s personality types due to the increasing conflicts in the world.
I also enjoyed Tris and her fearless personality, which was definitely necessary to survive in such a harsh society.
However, what makes Divergent stand out among other dystopian novels is that its setting and characters seem more realistic and relatable than others. While most books of this genre focus on different types of totalitarian governments, the world of Divergent is not ruled by one dictator or even by a committee of people.
Instead, it’s run by factions that are independent from each other and have developed over time in reaction to events happening within their groups.
This makes me feel like Roth is making a commentary on society as a whole where everything has to be divided neatly into specific types of people. Even the Dauntless are also known as “factionless” because they’re mostly outcasts who couldn’t fit in any other faction, like Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Amity (the peaceful), or Erudite (the intelligent).
People who are brave and strong enough to fight for what they believe in are just as special as those who can control their emotions or increase their knowledge.
The other thing that I liked about the book is its action-packed plot, which really made me feel like I was living Tris’ life, running from one danger to another. The main character is obviously the heroine here, but aside from her I liked Four, who surprised me with how complicated he was for someone under an alias. Even the secondary characters were easy to love or hate when necessary.
This is a pretty good dystopian novel that not only entertains readers, but also asks important questions about society and humanity in general. As someone who loves this genre, I would definitely recommend Divergent to everyone. Read More
“A remarkable, thrilling, and unpredictable trip that is almost impossible to leave.”
“You’ll be up all night with Divergent, which is a brainy thrill-ride of a novel.”
Insurgent (Divergent Series, 2) — The novel was fascinating, but I liked Divergent most. It was interesting and I continued reading it, even when I was annoyed by some characters. I liked learning that there were more divergents and that there were brave people attempting to infiltrate the Erudites/rebel-Dauntless and fight for ‘freedom’ or order in their world.
Tris was a narcissistic teenager who was able to keep it private instead of sharing it with other people, like I’d have preferred to do, however I’m guessing she’s been able to become more introverted because of her environment.
In this sequel to Divergent, Roth has created another engrossing adventure that I just couldn’t put down. Although the story is different in almost every way from the first one, it’s probably better because we get to see more of how society inside Chicago functions and discover more about its history and factions.
Like in the previous book, Tris’ world is also in danger and she’s forced to make decisions that will not only affect herself and the people she cares about, but the whole of Chicago as well. It was amazing how she grew in this novel: from a wimpy teenage girl to someone who can handle whatever her future brings.
She’s still Tris, however, which means there’s a strong connection between her and Four (aka Tobias), even though their relationship is still fairly fragile and complicated.
I like that they’re not the perfect couple: For instance, Tris keeps her feelings to herself while Four lets them out immediately. This makes me think that perhaps we’ll see more changes in how this romance progresses as the series progresses.
The only thing that I didn’t like about this book was its ending because it felt unfinished and left me wanting to read the next book as soon as possible. Read More
“This is the next big thing.”
“Insurgent explores a variety of important themes that include familial importance, and the devastating force of grief after the loss of a loved one. It’s a great book.”
“Roth writes well. The novel’s love tale, intricate plot and memorable setting all work together to produce an engaging novel that will captivate fans of the novel’s first.”
“In this thrilling sequel to Divergent, a dark post-apocalyptic Chicago is plunged into a full-on civil conflict. Another stunning finale. Anyone who has read the first book was waiting for this one a few months ago, and they’ll be able to stand the wait for the conclusion of the book.”
Allegiant (Divergent Series, 3) — The story is filled with surprise plot twists and plot twists, that kept me entertained. The story took me on an exciting ride through emotions.
The dystopian society described in the book is incredibly real and I was contemplating the possibility of the same thing taking place in the near in the future (the Purity War and the subsequent genetic experiments that Chicago and other cities were transformed into).
I was having fun cheering Tris and Tobias when they faced the anxiety of their new world and the threats to their former lives.
I was thinking that if Tris along with Caleb are brothers and he is a genetically identical twin, why does his DNA not display the same characteristics that is “pure” or “divergent” like Tris in the event that they are from the same parentage?
Perhaps genetics have an independent mind. Another person who got me thinking was Peter. Peter has committed some incredibly cruel actions as an initiator for Dauntless.
His cruelty and brutality caused me to dislike him. Was he really deserving of an opportunity to redeem himself? I’m not sure on this. It’s nurture versus nature again.
That was the end.
I comprehend the reason Tris took the actions she did, but it was her selfishness which led to her actions. The character in her story wouldn’t have wanted her brother to be killed even though she felt she didn’t like the way he acted by tying him to the character in Insurgent.
Like life, stories aren’t always happy conclusion (see Rose and Jack’s story in Titanic).
Nobody really enjoys the idea of a sad end, and that is why many authors compose stories that conclude happily. But, life isn’t always sweet, it’s messy and filled with bumps and ups.
Sometimes, authors have to be bold and come up with conclusions that aren’t always well-known.
However, these endings even if controversial, will stay for a long time after the story has ended. The legacy left by Tris to the people of Chicago was the hope. A hope of a better tomorrow and the possibility of a better world.
Veronica Roth has written a wonderful story that takes readers on an epic journey of dimensions! I love her fast-paced style of writing, and the flow is amazing. I am looking to reading more of her work in the near future. Read More
“Roth’s planning is…intelligent and intricate. There are dangers, doubt and tension are lurking everywhere and the romance that exists between Tris and Tobias is incredibly real. The final chapter will draw and keep your all attention until the final battle has been fought.”
“Roth shakes up her storytelling (and will do the same to some readers) in this highly anticipated, largely satisfying wrap-up to the Divergent trilogy.”
“The tragic conclusion, although shocking, is thematically consistent; the bittersweet epilogue offers a poignant hope.”
“A surprise ending that is gutsier and much less predictable than the rest of the series would lead one to expect.”
Four: A Divergent Collection (Divergent Series Story) — There are four principal stories: The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor in this collection that take place just prior to Divergent and in conjunction with Divergent in the perspective of Four.
If you’re looking for a time to go through these stories without taking away the whole trilogy for yourself, then you’ll be able to read this book after you’ve completed reading Divergent.
There are three short stories towards the conclusion of the book, too “First Jumper – Tris! “, “Careful Tris” and “You Look Good, Tris” each of which is a couple of pages in length each but they are an excellent supplement to the book.
Four: The Transfer (Divergent Book 1) — The Transfer recounts the story of Four’s choice to leave Abnegation, and you’ll be aware of the reasons that led to his decision if you’ve read Divergent, however it’s interesting to know how the whole thing transpired for Four and to gain a detailed understanding of the life of Four prior to Dauntless and his personal thoughts and emotions.
Also, we meet Amar and learn why Four was named Four by Amar.
A great short story with an interesting look into Four’s story prior to Dauntless as well as Tris.
Four: The Initiate (Divergent Book 2) — The Initiate is a story of Four’s personal initiation into Dauntless and what the process of initiation was prior to it changed when Tris joined Dauntless afterward. I enjoyed the scenes where Four is playing Dare and then becomes close to Zeke and Shauna together with Amar.
We also meet less of Lauren as she is the Dauntless trained trainer in the beginning, while Four is the trainer for transfer later.
Rivalry between Eric as well as Four is explored in more detail, and we discover the reason.
We also find out about the circumstances that led to Amar’s death and the way Four barely escaped the similar fate. A great short story that I thoroughly enjoyed. It also revealed more details about parts that I was already aware of as well as other parts I wasn’t aware of. An excellent story for those who love the Divergent series.
Four: The Son (Divergent Book 3) — The Son recounts the story of how Four found out that the truth about his mum’s death. It also explains the lies he was told by his father and the Abnegation regarding her.
The book also explains the story of how Max initially wanted him to do Eric’s position and the fact that Janine already had her fingers into the Dauntless at the time.
We learn the story of how Four is beginning to research the relationship with Max along with Janine in addition to how Dauntless induction process is altered by her mole inside Eric that later influences Tris her own initiation.
We also read about the process by which Four is tattooed with the symbols of different factions on his body. It’s a great glimpse into the Erudite intervention of Dauntless in which the various pieces began to come together for Four as well as Four’s thoughts as well as feelings upon finding out that his mother is alive.
Four: The Traitor (Divergent Book 4) — The Traitor provides Four’s perspective of the visit day encounter along with Tris along with the latter’s Mum and also demonstrates more investigation into Max and Janine’s relationship.
It also reveals how Four actually supported Tris in her initiation process and how he helped her avoid being revealed as Divergent.
The book also explains how Four kept trying to get the initiation reversed, back to traditional ways prior to Eric’s ‘amazing idea of letting only the top 10 initiators remain and also how he attempted to push Abnegation from the assault that she would be coming along as did his mother, both of whom refused to believe the story.
We also witness Tris her recovery in her escape from the Chasm from Four’s perspective, and get a glimpse into his growing affection for his love for her. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale and, yes, I knew the majority of it but to read the entire story from Four’s point of viewpoint was an excellent read, and extremely insightful.
A fantastic compilation of short stories that could be retelling details that we already know from reading Divergent, however they are certainly worth reading to learn Four’s view of things, as well as other stories which add value to the main trilogy. A must-read for anyone who loves the Divergent series. Read More
“Divergent readers will adore this additional piece of background that is brimming with places and names that were beloved by readers of Roth’s best-selling trilogy. Roth’s writing style is a mixture of tension, uncertainty and optimism that made the first stories so appealing.”
“Fans of Divergent who can’t get enough--and maybe even the rare reader who missed the first rush--will snap up this relatively stand-alone story collection told from the perspective of Tobias (aka Four).”
About the Author: Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth grew up around books, reading everything she could find, from Judy Blume to Stephen King, with her family’s encouragement.
She majored in Creative Writing at Northwestern University, where she wrote two unpublished novels before writing Divergent at age 22--her debut novel that would go on to sell millions of copies worldwide and spawn a major motion.
Roth currently lives in Chicago and, when not writing or working as an artist, spends time reading and playing video games with her husband.
After reading reviews from other people and watched the films in order, I went back and read Divergent and Four and still enjoy the books.
I enjoyed Allegiant the movie more than the book. Four nevertheless was handsome and determined to save the world. I do like the Divergent book more than the film.
There should be the Four film with Theo James, he was an amazing Four character.