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Happy #FourFour Day! Come celebrate ( Video, Veronica Roth, Theo James, prizes and more)!

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You know what today is? It’s FourFour day! In honor of our boy Four lots of awesome things are happening.

Watch this video featuring Veronica Roth, Theo James, the ladies of Epic Reads and more that shared Four words on Four:

Click here for your chance to win a bunch of great prizes.

4.4 Day Giveaways!

Share your 4 words on Four for a chance to win one of our awesome prizes! All giveaways are open to US and Canada residents.

A large divergentmovie Four poster – 1 winner will be selected at 4PM (ET).

The complete set of limited-edition Divergent makeup and nail art kit from sephora – 1 winner will be selected at 8:44PM (ET).

A divergentmovie IMAX poster – 4 winners will be selected at 8:44PM (ET).

A t-shirt with Four’s tattoos on the back – 4 winners will be selected at 8:44PM (ET).

Happy #FourFour Day Initiates!


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‘DIVERGENT THINKING’ review (includes excerpt) + giveaway!

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The Divergent trilogy has concluded and the movie for the first book in the series will be in theaters in about 2 weeks. Smartpop is releasing a very cool book called Divergent Thinking. The book features YA authors exploring the world that Veronica Roth created in Divergent.

Divergent Faction review: This book is everything and more. Divergent Thinking will keep you up on all of things Divergent factions. The fact that you keep to see the story from everyone’s point of view means a lot to me. We also get to learn why Tris is the way that she is. To be able to hear what Faction divergent people would choose always keeps me interested. It not only gives you a look at what others think,but this Anthology . I recommend this book to everyone that loves Divergent. Trust me when I say you can’t go wrong with Divergent Thinking.

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Check out an excerpt from the list:

Excerpt from Elizabeth Norris’ “Ordinary Acts of Bravery”

The Need for Truth

It’s not easy to look at Erudite and find an example of bravery, especially since Jeanine is Erudite’s leader and it’s the thirst for knowledge—to discover what Abnegation is hiding—that drives Caleb to betray Tris. During much of the series, the Erudite are cast as villains, but that’s because, like Dauntless, they have strayed from the tenets of their faction, pursuing knowledge the way the Dauntless pursue

a life free from fear. They’ve become arrogant, choosing to disregard the potential repercussions of their actions. This reckless pursuit of knowledge is what leads Jeanine to torture Tris, in order to develop a better understanding of her Divergence.

But the pursuit of knowledge can also be brave. When Tris and Tobias agree to go outside the compound in Allegiant, they are facing the unknown. Unlike during Dauntless initiation, neither of them is motivated by overcoming their innate fear of the unknown. This time is different—there’s something out there, beyond the city limits, and though it’s scary, they need to know what it is. There are countless dangers that could arise, but after seeing Edith Prior’s video, Tris knows that they have a responsibility to do something with the truth about the city rather than just sit on the news as Evelyn wants. It’s possible that what Tris learns about the world outside the fences will not be something she wants to know, but she knows she needs to seek the truth no matter the cost, and that is brave.

On a personal level, the knowledge she finds doesn’t come without consequences. Tris learns exactly what it means to be “Divergent,” which it turns out is a lot less special than she’d previously been led to believe. It’s not the superpower she’d thought, and it’s no longer armor that Tris can hide behind when she’s afraid. She also learns that her mom knew David and knew about the Bureau and the experiments, and this knowledge about her mother, uncovering the secrets that she had, changes Tris’ impression both of her mother and of her own identity.

It would have been easier, in many ways, for Tris to stay inside the walls, comfortable with her knowledge and understanding of the world. She still would have faced conflict inside the city, but she could have done that without having to change her perception of herself, her mother, or her world. She knows, though, that wouldn’t be the brave choice. After escaping from her near-execution in Insurgent, she values her own life. She’s realized that she wants to live, despite the guilt and the loss she’s experienced, and with that realization, she wants to solve problems without violence and she wants to find the truth about who she is and about what happened to their society.


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To enter the contest click this link a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Divergent Thinking is out now so you can order it here.


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Australian Fans Want to Set a World Record by Reading DIVERGENT? Now’s your chance!

Everyday Hero in Australia wants to set a Guinness World Record by having a Record Reading Relay. Each person will read one line from Veronica Roth’s Divergent to set the World Record.

The event takes place in Sydney, Australia. The registration fee is $15 and you can come with a group of friends. All participants will receive an event shirt.

Read the announcement below:

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Interested in joining? Click here.


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Tris Named on of Huffington Posts 14 Amazing Heroines in YA Books!

Huffington Post came up with a list and named Tris Prior one of 14 Amazing YA Heroines. Tris definitely deserves to be on the list.

Read what they said about Tris:

Divergent – Veronica Roth
The dystopian world of Divergent seems set up to eliminate traditional gender roles. Each person is given a chance, at the age of 16, to choose a faction in which they will spend their adulthood. Factions are defined by the virtue they most value — courage, knowledge, love, selflessness, and honesty. It isn’t the women who are loving and selfless while the men are brave and honest; instead, each faction contains both men and women who exemplify these virtues. Our heroine, Tris, chooses Dauntless, the courageous faction, giving readers a daring, rough-and-ready heroine with action-hero qualities female characters are rarely given. She is adept with weapons, willing to undergo extreme physical pain in order to accomplish her goals, and, most importantly, always an agent. She’s not one to wait around for opportunities to pass by or for opponents to outmaneuver her, meaning she’s almost always in control of the situation.


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NEWS: Veronica Roth Shares Good/Bad News about the “Four” Stories!

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We received the first Four short story The Transfer earlier on this year. The second Four short story was due out this month. Well Veronica has shared some news about that on her Tumblr. But don’t worry because all of the stories will be together in a hardcover copy called Four: A Divergent Collection.

Read what V had to say below:

All right, so it’s good news/bad news time.

Everyone always wants the bad news first, so here goes.

Bad News: the three remaining stories from Four’s perspective that I’ve been working on, which were supposed to come out later this year/early next year, have been delayed until July 2014. They’ll be bundled together and sold as a hardcover under the title Four: A Divergent Collection, with some fun extra content, and at that time they will also be released as separate e-stories (so, if you’ve already bought the first one, “The Transfer,” you don’t have to pay again for it in a collection if you don’t want to).

If you are asking, incredulously, “why, Veronica? Why must you do this to us?!” My answer is: the stories turned out much meatier and more substantial than I was originally anticipating when I started them. There’s just so much going on—Tobias’s reunion with his mother, his growing disillusionment with the faction system, and some of his early moments with Tris, to name a few. So I just really, really need more time to get them right. I know it sucks, but I am sure that this extra time will result in better work and better stories for everyone to read.

Okay. Good News:
-If you already pre-ordered the second story, “The Initiate,” your pre-order will not be canceled. It will just take a little longer for you to get it.

-The stories are long. As in, they’re about seventy pages each, so if you add them together you get about 280 pages of Tobias’s story. Which is as long as some novels. So there’s more to read!

-The price for the e-stories will not change, even though they’re longer than anticipated.

-The stories will be better in July than they would have been if they had come out this winter, because I’m going to work my butt off to make them that way!
Which is what I’m off to do right now, actually.

<3,
V

2014 will be a very spectacular year for us. Divergent comes out, filming for Insurgent starts and we get the Four stories.


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COVER REVEAL: INSIDE DIVERGENT: THE INITIATE’S WORLD!

The cover for Inside Divergent: The Initiates’s World has just be revealed by Divergent series tumblr.

Check out the cover below:

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Behold! The epic cover for INSIDE DIVERGENT: THE INITIATE’S WORLD. More than 150 photographs! Details on everything Dauntless! On sale February 11, 2014! Gorgeous cast members together! Can you tell we’re a little excited?

What do you guys think?