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Four ‘Divergent’ Short Story Covers Released

While I pick up my jaw from the ground, check out the covers for the three remaining Divergent short stories that focus on Four’s earlier years!

Aren’t they just gorgeous? My favourite is the last one Four: The Traitor. The green emblazing ravens circling the the title of the book above the skyline of Chicago is so awesome. Four: A Divergent Collection will go on sale July 8 in hardcover and digitally. It includes The Transfer, the first eBook that you can already check out, The TraitorThe Son, and The Initiate. If you missed out on seeing the cover for the Transfer you can check it out below the new covers. You can buy it over at Amazon for only $1.99. The images debuted on EW this morning.

You may be confused, thinking that these short stories were supposed to be released singularly over a period of time. Well, author Veronica Roth did say she would do that but then realized back in December that she needed more time to work on them. They will now be released all together.

“The stories turned out much meatier and more substantial than I was originally anticipating when I started them,” Roth said, “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.”

As if we don’t have enough Divergent excitement already, the film is set for release on 21 March, less than a month away! And it stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Ansel Elgort.

Veronica Roth's Divergent companion series -- exclusive EW.com image

Veronica Roth's Divergent companion series -- exclusive EW.com image

Veronica Roth's Divergent companion series -- exclusive EW.com image

Veronica Roth's Divergent companion series -- exclusive EW.com image

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Four aged up from 18 to 24 in ‘Divergent’ Film

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In a new interview with AccessHollywood, Shailene Woodley revealed that, “Theo James, who plays my love interest in the film, is 28. In the book his character is about 18, but in the movie we’re making him about 24, or 25. He’s kind of ageless in a way. Even though in the book Tris is 16, we never really allude to the fact that she’s that young….this film has a kind of maturity to it. People constantly compare us to Hunger Games and I think that’s awesome. It kicked ass and Jen Lawrence is amazing. I think it’s a big compliment.”

Obviously Theo James doesn’t look 18, so fans of the books may feel a bit better knowing that they have changed his age for the films, rather than trying to pass him off as an 18 year old. I wonder how they don’t mention Tris’ age in the movie when she and her fellow peers go through the choosing ceremony at the age of 16. Their ages probably won’t take or changing anything from the story but it is a factor considering the age of the audience, particularly the fans of the books. In any case I’m sure we can all agree that we can’t wait to see Divergent in theaters March 21, 2014!

First footage from ‘Divergent’ will be shown at Comic-Con with Cast and Author in attendance!

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New details from Summit reveal that Divergent will be at Comic-Con International in San Diego. We’ll be getting our first footage from the film at a panel with almost all of the main cast members to be in attendance  and signing autographs for visitors on the floor!

DIVERGENT Hall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller and a Q&A with DIVERGENT’S filmmakers and cast, including novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.

Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight DIVERGENT. Exclusive premium promotional items will be distributed to the attendees walking the convention floor and cast members will sign autographs for booth visitors.

Based on Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling novel, Divergent is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late.

Directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing. The film will be released domestically on March 21, 2014.

Thanks Page to Premiere for the info!

Veronica Roth Talks New ‘Divergent’ Books On Four, Confirms Titles and Plot

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Last week Divergent trilogy author Veronica Roth announced that she’d be writing four short stories about Four. Today, she has shed a little more light on what the stories will be about and their titles.

Roth confirmed that the titles for each of the four Four books are (in the order of release): The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor. They will be released on September 24, December 17, January 21, and February 11 respectively.

“These stories mostly address Tobias’s backstory and some mysterious things happening in his world before Tris joins Dauntless. There will be some overlap with Divergent’s timeline, though,” Roth wrote on her official Tumblr.

The author also confirmed that the stories will be initially released in eBook format, but in February they will hit book store shelves in one compilation and attached with Free Four.

Free Four is the first short story released as an eBook. It was published last year. The story follows Four as he watches Tris in the knife throwing scene. Fans adored the short story because it offer perspective into what Four was thinking as his love interest was experiencing an intense moment to prove herself as a member of Dauntless.

While everyone’s looking forward to these new stories starring Four, we first are waiting for Allegiant, the third and final book in Roth’s Divergent trilogy, which hits book store shelves this October.

Theo James stars as Four in the Divergent movie which is currently filming in Chicago and will be out in theatres 21 March 2014!

‘Divergent’ Set Photos of Abnegation Houses

Thank you to @donaldduckdad who has shared 8 awesome photos of the Abnegation Village. In the photos you can see the Abnegation houses from a few different angles. From the photos we can see that the inside of the houses are empty.

Divergent opens in theaters March 21, 2014 and is currently filming in Chicago. It is based on the first book in Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy of the same title. Insurgent, the second book, already has a script in the works. The third and final book, Allegiant, will hit book stores this October. Follow Young Adult Book Reviewer on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates on all things Divergent.

Check out the Abnegation houses below:

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‘Divergent’ Spoilers! Set Videos of Dauntless Invasion and The Fight

Divergent Life has tweeted two new videos from the set of Divergent. Watch the videos below and share your excitement in the comments!

Warning: These videos may contain spoilers for non readers!

“The Fight”

“Dauntless Invasion”

Exciting stuff! Don’t forget to save the date for Divergent film release date: 21 March 2014.

MORE High-Res ‘Divergent’ Stills!

Today has been a big day for Divergent fans and the new pictures just keep on coming! Another Divergent still has materialized on Tumblr, but there is no Entertainment Weekly tag so unfortunately we can’t credit anyone, but if somebody knows I’d be happy to link them here! I’ll link Page to Premiere where I first saw this image. Below check out 9 high res photos that we saw earlier today as scans.

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More ‘Divergent’: New Image of Four and Tris by the Ferris Wheel + Behind the Scenes Video

EW has released an issue featuring the book-to-movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best selling series Divergent which will hit theaters on March 21st! Earlier today they released the cover of their next magazine issue plus a fan who got their hands on a copy early leaked some scanned images of what we can see inside. Can’t wait for the high-res images! In the meantime I’ve created some manipulations to keep us entertained by the sexy Tris and Four photo. You can check out a behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot that EW has posted on their Facebook. It’s really cute so be sure to watch it!

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‘Divergent’ Image Manipulations

To commemorate the beautiful images we glimpsed earlier from EW I’ve created some manipulations on the EW cover featuring Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James) and Jeanine (Kate Winslet). Enjoy! If you like them reblog on Young Adult Book Reviewer’s Tumblr page!

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‘Divergent’ Film: First Look at Tris and Four Together

This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands this Friday, will include an extensive look at the Divergent movie! Who is excited? I know I am! A fan got a hold of the issue early,  so thankfully we don’t have to wait that long (a whole two days) to see what EW has to offer.

EW unveiled the cover today which depicts Tris (Shialene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) standing beside one another. It is the first time we’re seeing the two characters together in an official photo. If you look closely you can see all of Tris’ knives as well as each of their tattoos.

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This full-page photo depicts Tris and Four inside a train car, and it looks like Tris is about to jump out.

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The rest of these photos appear to be official stills from the film. There are some great shots, including Tris being carried by her fellow Dauntless and Tris training with Four:

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We hope to see this in high-res sometime next week once they’re released by Summit.

EW is promising cast and crew photos and interviews, which means this cover story may be our best look yet at Divergent.

Divergent is currently shooting in Chicago and is expected to wrap in the coming weeks. It will open in theaters March 21, 2014.

While we’re all looking forward to the movie, we’re also keeping our eye on the release of the third and final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy titled Allegiant. And as if that wasn’t enough, Roth announced this week she will be published four short stories about Four.

Thanks to Shelf to Screen via Divergent Lexicon for the scans.