Veronica Roth, Author of 'Divergent,' Announces Plans for New Book Series

Veronica Roth, Author of 'Divergent,' Announces Plans for New Book Series

HarperCollins Children’s Books recently announced to The Associated Press that Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series, is working on a new set of books, reports CBS News. The untitled project is due to hit shelves in 2017, with the sequel coming in 2018.

According to Roth and her publisher, the plot is in “the vein of Star Wars.” The book will chronicle the tale of a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy. “Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge,” the publisher explained.

Roth’s hit Divergent trilogy aimed at young adult Dystopian lovers has sold 30 million copies and has been adapted into a major motion picture. The film earned more than $100 million at the box office, and three more movies are in the works. I’m sure Roth, who has gone from college student to literary starlet in just a few years, is hoping for similar success with her new series.

In a quote to The Associated Press, she states:

I think I’d have to be a robot not to occasionally worry about expectations! But mostly I try to trust my instincts. It helps that I’m really in love with this project—that makes it a joy to work on.

Did you enjoy the Divergent trilogy? What do you hope Roth brings to the table in her new series?

Raine Winters

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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