I decided to finally get to these mini installments of popular YA series books and thought I’d combine the lil reviews all into this one post. All 3 of these digital reads included sneak peaks of the originating and/or upcoming main release books.
Free Four is an alternative POV on a scene from the book Divergent. Roth shows the pivotal knife-throwing scene from the first installment through the eyes of Four. While the e-story isn’t very expensive on Amazon, I’m still shocked at how short this chapter (and it basically is a chapter) was. 13 pages. I was definitely hoping for more depth and development to the mindset of Four, and while there was a bit of insight, it felt like basically an almost-straight retelling of that scene. The subtitle should have been “Tobias tells a Divergent moment.”
Developing the story where Shatter Me left off, but in the POV of Warner – Juliette’s captor. Now THIS is how you do a character development story. Mafi continues with her eloquent style of writing, with flowing words and phrases without it being contrived. She completely steps into the shoes of Warner and allows us all to get another look at this apparent villain. So much angst and anguish. This story did to me with Warner what the “Confidence Man” episode of Lost did to me for Sawyer: highlighted the soft side of a bad boy. <3
Little is known about the mindset of Lena’s best friend Hana. Bring in Oliver’s 5-chapter installment of the Delirium tale, from the viewpoint of a supporting character. While it’s been a while since I read the two books in this series, this was a nice refresher to the world where people were afraid of contracting the “love disease”. I love this series & the main characters, but maybe there’s a reason Hana wasn’t in the front & centre. It was interesting to read her story, but I found myself not really caring too much about what she was going through.