18126198So continuing on with the Divergent kick I’ve recently taken to, we focus on a collection of short stories about the man we all hate to love, Tobias.

Four short stories, all focusing on Tobias at various stages of the overall story line. I’ll give a quick run down of each one here.

The Transfer: Pretty self explanatory. This is the story of Tobias’ choosing ceremony an a glimpse into his life and the events that lead up to him choosing to transfer. Not very remarkable, and almost turned me off the whole thing.

The Initiate: Detailing Tobias’ initiation into Dauntless and the beginning of the rivalry with Eric, Dauntless leader and antagonist in Divergent and Insurgent.  We get hints that Tobias’ father knew he was Divergent and tried to protect him in his own way, shedding a new light on Marcus’ character.

The Son: Goes through how exactly Tobias turned own the leadership position for Eric to take over. This is also where Tobias learns that his mother is alive, how he gets his all-factions tattoo, and how he finally discovers the truth about his Divergence.

The Traitor: Taking place at the ery end of Divergent, we look at how Tobias ia dealing with all the changes in his world and how he grapples with the idea or concept of how he’s a ‘faction traitor’ and all the things it implies.

Overall I enjoyed these little forays into Divergent from the other side of the glass. It gave an interesting perspective on the world i would not have had before.

Next up is something I think would be classified as a cult classic. Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire.

43763Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.