Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.
Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.
Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.
My Rating: 5/5
This was one of my most eagerly anticipated books of 2014 and so I was happy to discover that it met my very high expectations.
I liked not only the insight we got into Tobias's background and thoughts but also the faction world.
In this book which is primarily set 2 years before Divergent, the cracks are only just starting to appear in the faction system whilst in Divergent it is already shattered and fully corrupt.
I found that whilst I really did enjoy all the individual stories, they seemed to get better as the book progressed.
My individual review of the short story The Transfer can be found here.