Veronica Roth’s second novella in her Divergent series, The Initiate, takes place after The Transfer and follows Four as he navigates becoming and belonging with the Dauntless. This story didn’t add anything to Four’s character or introduce anything new about his background; he’s just in the process of becoming the Four that can be seen in Divergent. However, this book did add depth to Four and Eric’s relationship. The Initiate provides some explanation for Eric’s motives and hatred towards Four. Although I enjoyed this novella, I can only give it four stars because it didn’t add much to the overall story.
Apr 9, 2021