Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Review: The Transfer: A Divergent Story

The Transfer: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.1)
Veronica Roth

Release Date:  September 3, 2013

Book Description:
More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

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I really enjoyed this opportunity to have a glance at the Divergent world once again, especially in anticipation of the final full novel release, Allegiant, which is hitting the shelves this October. The Transfer is the first of the four short stories, set in the Divergent universe and told from Four’s perspective. As Divergent fans know, Four is the love interest of the heroine in the books and have become not only a significant character but also quite the fan favorite.

In the previously published novella, Free Four, readers got to experience one of the scenes from the first book from Four’s perspective. Having instantaneously devoured that first short glimpse, we all were craving more, and now Veronica has delivered. This particular novella follows Four through his Choosing Ceremony and really gives us readers a new look at his relationship with his estranged father – Marcus Eaton, which I’m sure will further help set the stage for the final showdown in Allegiant.

[…] this is not an escape, it’s just a different kind of torture and it’s too late to escape it. My only hope, then, is to survive it.
“Welcome to Dauntless!”
The Transfer: A Divergent Story (Kindle Locations 399-400).

As always, Veronica’s writing and ability to tell the story were superb, and I gulped up this short novella in no time. I’m eager to learn what’s next, but considering the price point for such a short story I might wait until the release of the Four: The Divergent Story Collection, rather than gathering these novellas one by one. Other than that, I highly recommend The Transfer to all Divergent series fans, and if you are not one yet, I strongly encourage you to give this awesome dystopian trilogy a chance.

Divergent Series:
Divergent (Divergent #1)
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story (Divergent #1.5)
Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Allegiant (Divergent #3)    
Expected Publication: October 22, 2013
The Transfer: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.1)
The Initiate: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.2)
Expected Publication: December 17, 2013
The Son: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.3)
Expected Publication: January 21, 2014
The Traitor: A Divergent Story (Divergent #0.4)
Expected Publication: February 11, 2014
Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent #0.1 - 0.4)
Expected Publication: February 11, 2014


  1. I NEED THIS SO BADLY! Ughhhhh. I'm so jealous!

    I saw you on bloglovin' and GFC after I found you on Goodreads! I'd really appreciate it if you reciprocated :)

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry

    1. @Amber done! :) You have an awesome blog, just followed back via GFC & Bloglovin. Looking forward to your reviews.

      And this story is already out! :) And it is a short wait for Allegiant now.


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