It's the fourth book of our Lorien Garde fighting to defend our home world and avenge the destruction of their own. Our Garde are finally all togetherIt's the fourth book of our Lorien Garde fighting to defend our home world and avenge the destruction of their own. Our Garde are finally all together and kicking butt. I love this series. I'm a little older than the intended audience but it's such an easy read with a fast paced storyline, great characters and hopefully a few b>more books to come.
So what's happening with our Garde.
The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?
John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again.
So our new And final Garde has arrived. Number five has joined our team of unlikely alien heroes. I've reviewed most of the rest of our team so I will mostly look at five. Five is like nine in that he's openly hostile, a bit of an ass and basically you feel this urge to just hit him. At first he seemed shy and awkward and you could kind of forgive him for his aggressive and obnoxious moments, especially considering he has to deal with nine but at a certain point he's just rude and antisocial.i like the rest of the Garde and feel bad for all of them and what they've been forced to endure but tbh I feel no connection to five.
I'm also going to mention Ella a bit here. I've reviewed Ella before but she always seemed like an add-on, a member of the team but not a fighter, someone who needed to be protected. Ella starts to come into her own though. She's stood up to Setrakus Ra and found new legacies. She becomes part of a group that she was never supposed to belong to. She has trouble with who she is since she's not chosen as the others are but she is vital to what they are trying to accomplish and without her they couldn't possibly have made it as far as they have.
I love this series, it's like my guilty pleasure series since it's so easy to read and never disappoints and now the Garde are finally all united it can only get better from here. ...more
It's here! A new divergent book and it's all about four! It's actually a collection of four short stories from Four's POV with a few extras added on tIt's here! A new divergent book and it's all about four! It's actually a collection of four short stories from Four's POV with a few extras added on the end.
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.It's great. It gives us a much deeper insight into Four and the way he thinks. I've been wanting to know more about Four since he first warned Tris about being divergent. I must admit I'm not sure some of the short stories weren't exactly consistent with the divergent trilogy. There were a few bits which I think we're just thrown in because loose ends needed to be tied up, but it actually made it a little worse tbh. Would have been better off leaving some of it out.
Four is amazing! He's so much braver than I originally thought. We know a little about why he switched factions but getting his backstory tells us a lot more about him. Four is undoubtedly broken but he faces his fears, probably the only reason he has four fears from the start. He's seen the absolute worst in this world and nothing can compare. The fact he reaches out and builds a new life for himself proves how amazing he is. In the series we don't really see a lot of him and I think it's a shame.
Tris sort of steals all the spotlight in the original series and it's nice to finally see it from someone else's point of view. Four is an amazing character and he deserved his own story being told. This is a great book for divergent fans who can't let go or just love Four like I do....more