Title: Four: The Traitor
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins 7/8/14
Length: 49 Pages
Series: Divergent #0.4
Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be excited by “Four: The Traitor,” the fourth of four stories, each between fifty and seventy-five pages long, set in the world of Divergent and told from Tobias’s point of view.
“The Traitor” takes place two years after “The Son” and runs parallel with the early events in Divergent. In this robust story, readers follow Tobias as he uncovers the details of an Erudite plan that could threaten the faction system, and makes plans of his own to keep Abnegation safe. At the same time, Tobias is getting to know a new transfer initiate: Tris Prior.
We finally sync up with Divergent, and it’s nice to see what’s going on from Four’s POV. In this last novella, we’re seeing the beginnings of the relationship between the 2 of them, and it’s nice to see that the tension that i perceived from the bigger book is real from Four’s side.
The interesting thing here is that we don’t see the day to day of Four as the initiate trainer, we see the day to day of Four the Dauntless, who’s trying to figure out what’s going on and what that means for the future. Again, like i said in the last one, i don’t think that i realized the extent of Four and his mom’s interactions just based on the series alone, so this gives things a new meaning, and maybe the next time i re-read the series, i’ll look at it in a different light.
What these novellas do for me though is makes me wonder if we’ll get more since we’re just getting into the first book here -and not even the meat of the first book. i feel like there’s def more to come that we could get into, and i would love it if Ms. Roth gave us what we want.