It’s happening, Divergent fans! Author Veronica Roth is writing a new series after signing a two book deal with HarperCollins Publishers.
The first novel is currently untitled, but the duology is described as being “in the vein of Star Wars.” The official press release reveals that it’s 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.”
What? We’re getting a Star Wars-like duology from Veronica Roth? I can’t even begin to think of how cool this will be. We’re so, so, so excited to hear more about this project. The Divergent series is my personal favorite young adult dystopian series, so I have all the faith in the world that Veronica will produce something magical.
What about you? Are you excited for a new series from Veronica Roth?
From HarperCollins Publishers:
HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of a two-book deal by international bestselling author Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent series. Joanna Volpe sold World English rights on behalf of Newleaf Literary to Katherine Tegen, Vice President and Publisher of her eponymous imprint at HarperCollins Children’s Books.
In the untitled first novel of a highly anticipated duology in the vein of Star Wars, Veronica Roth explores—with poise and poignancy—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.
And in case you all were wondering if this new series has any connection to the Roth’s widely popular ‘Divergent’ series, the answer is nope:
To those asking: no, there is no Divergent universe connection with the new series. It is brand new! I am excited.
— Veronica Roth (@VeronicaRoth) March 2, 2015