Divergent Series Author Veronica Roth Signs Book Deal with HarperCollins

19th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books - Day 2Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent book series has signed up with HarperCollins to write a new duology which is in said to be in the vein of Star Wars. The yet untitled first book tells the story of a boy who forms an 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.

Roth commented, “I’m really enjoying working on this new series. I can’t wait to share it with readers!”

“I am tremendously excited for Veronica Roth’s next project with HarperCollins,” said Susan Katz, President of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “We are incredibly proud to publish the work of such a bright, young writer and are eager to embark on this next adventure in her extraordinary career.”

Katherine Tegen adds, “Veronica is one of the most talented authors I have ever worked with. Her brilliant prose captures the voice of a generation while appealing to readers of all ages. I am thrilled to be working with Veronica on this new series.”

The first of Veronica Roth’s upcoming young adult novels will publish in 2017, with the next novel to follow in 2018.


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