Bestselling author Veronica Roth has signed a new deal with HarperCollins to pen two new titles. The author of the hit Divergent series has a new movie hitting theaters soon called Insurgent. Likely the news of her upcoming novels will be met with wild abandon.
Little detail has been offered about the two books, both of which remain untitled. According to HarperCollins, the saga will feature “a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy […] they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge.” The release also somewhat cryptically describes the narrative as “in the vein of ‘Star Wars.’”
The first of Veronica Roth’s upcoming young adult novels will be published in 2017, with the next novel to follow in 2018.
Going into the direction of a young male protagonist when all of Roth’s lead characters are female is interesting. Lets be honest, its mainly women that are the core reading audience of Divergent. Maybe the intention with the next two novels is to appeal towards a male audience, the sort that reads Ender’s Game and Maze Runner.