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How to Read Divergent Books in Order [Chronologically and By Release Date]

Divergent Books in Order: Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

Perfect for gift givers, collectors, and fans new to the series, The Divergent trilogy is set in the future in a dystopian society that is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The trilogy’s society defines its citizens by their social and personality affiliations, with the five different factions removing the threat of anyone exercising independent will and threatening the population’s safety. Beatrice Prior, who later changes her name to Tris, is born into Abnegation but transfers into Dauntless; she must figure out her life as a Divergent, conceal her true nature, and live with the danger of being killed if her true nature is discovered by the Erudite and Dauntless leaders.

So if you are new to the series, or fans of the blockbuster Divergent films starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet, then read Divergent Books in Order of event as mentioned below.


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How to Read Divergent Books in Chronological Order

1. Four: A Divergent Collection

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A companion volume to the worldwide bestselling Divergent series, Four: A Divergent Collection is a collection of five short stories from the Divergent trilogy, told from Tobias Eaton’s (Four) perspective. The four pieces included—”The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” “The Son,” and “The Traitor”—plus The book also features three exclusive scenes that retell the moments when Tobias “Four” Eaton first becomes acquainted with Beatrice “Tris” Prior.

  1. First jumper–Tris!
  2. Careful, Tris
  3. You look good, Tris

Which give readers a fascinating glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the Divergent trilogy. 


2. Divergent

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One choice can transform you.Divergent is the first of the Divergent trilogy, a series of young adult dystopian novels set in a Divergent Universe, which features a post-apocalyptic version of Chicago and follows Beatrice “Tris” Prior as she explores her identity within a society that defines its citizens by their social and personality-related affiliation with five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent), which removes the threat of anyone exercising independent will and re-threatening the population’s safety.

Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. Underlying the action and dystopian focused main plot is a romantic subplot between Tris and one of her instructors in the Dauntless faction, nicknamed Four.


3. Insurgent

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One choice can destroy you. Veronica Roth’s second #1 New York Times bestseller continues the dystopian thrill ride that began in Divergent, the story of Tris Prior and the dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago.

Following the events of the previous nove, Tris’ initiation day should have been marked by joy and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended in unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

A hit with both teen and adult readers, Insurgent is the action-packed, emotional adventure that inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, and Octavia Spencer.


4. Allegiant

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The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that captivated millions of readers and film fans in Divergent and Insurgent.

One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? Told from a riveting dual perspective, this third installment in the series follows Tris and Tobias as they battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature.

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love


5. We Can Be Mended: A Divergent Series Epilogue

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Globally bestselling author Veronica Roth returns to the world of Divergent in this revealing short-story epilogue that takes place five years after the stunning events of Allegiant. As Tobias struggles to understand and move past his fears, the world he once knew has changed beyond recognition. Fringe-dwellers, ex-faction members, Bureau dropouts, and migrants now coexist in the rebuilt streets of Chicago. It’s a new, better world—one where he isn’t sure how to belong. As everyone else seems to move forward, Tobias is still haunted by those who couldn’t. But new connections from old friends help him begin to heal—and mend.


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How many Divergent Books are there?

There are total FIVE (5) books Divergent Book series, set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian Chicago. The Divergent trilogy consists of Divergent (2011), Insurgent (2012) and Allegiant (2013). A related book, Four (2014), presents a series of short stories told from the perspective of one of the trilogy’s characters, the male love interest Tobias. A later short story, We Can Be Mended (2018), serves as an epilogue five years after the events of the trilogy, again from Tobias’s perspective.


All Divergent Books in Order of Release Date (U.S)

1. Divergent — April 26, 2011

2. Insurgent — May 11, 2012

3. Allegiant — October 22, 2013

4. Four: A Divergent Collection — July 8, 2014

5. We Can Be Mended: A Divergent Series Epilogue — January 9, 2018


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How many Divergent Movies are there?

The Divergent film series consists of THREE (3) science fiction action films set in a dystopian society: Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant.


All Divergent Movies in Order of Release Date

Here is the list of The Divergent movie series order, they were released.

1. Divergent — March 21, 2014

2. The Divergent Series: Insurgent — March 20, 2015

3. The Divergent Series: Allegiant — March 18, 2016



Reading The Divergent in chronological order gives a thrilling experience of young adult SCI-FI adventure, set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian Chicago. The order in which you do these things is up to you now. But when we read it, we prefer to do so in order.

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