Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: YA, dystopian
A never-before-seen piece from #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth: a pivotal scene from DIVERGENT told from Four’s point of view.
Today is the release of Insurgent, which is already sitting patiently next to me, pleading me to start reading it with its' beautiful cover, but I told it to wait for a bit so I could blog.
Veronica Roth put this free short story out once she reached her 35,000 pre-orders of Insurgent goal (very impressive, Ms. Roth!), and in it, we get to see the knife-throwing scene through Four's eyes.
I won't lie: I love it when authors put out little tidbits from the male's (or female's, as the case may be) POV, so we can get to know and understand them a little bit more. Four's head was fascinating to delve into; he just got a 4/5, because, compared to Divergent, I felt the story a to be little lacking, honestly.
Also, and this is my own fault, since it's been a while since I read Divergent, I'd forgotten that Four's real name was actually Tobias. I don't know. Four just suits him better, I think. When I first read the full title, I remember thinking "who the hell is Tobias?". Took me some time to figure it out, too.
Still, if you're waiting impatiently for your Insurgent copy to arrive in the mail, or still haven't been able to go out and buy it, download Four's story. I guarantee you it is worth it. Plus, as the title itself says, it's free.