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Popularity of a book doesn't automatically translate to box office success. For example, young adults seem to love Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, but that didn't do much for the film's opening box office, and the planned sequel has since been put on hold.
Back before the internet, if a shipment of books from a popular young adult series went out a month ahead of schedule, the odds of spoilers making their way around the globe in a month's time probably wouldn't be that high. But we're living in the digital age, when all it takes is a few taps of the keyboard to wreck someone's reading experience. That may prove to be a problem for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series.
The third and final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy is set to arrive in a little more than a month. Two more sneak peeks from the book have made their way online, giving us some new words to chew on while we wait to see how this story ends. If you're not caught up through Insurgent, consider yourself spoiler-warned, as there are references to the first and second book in this article.
With the recent release of the first of the four Four-focused eShorts, it seems particularly fitting that the next sneak peek at Veronica Roth's Allegiant should be from Tobias' perspective. We know already that the third book in the young adult dystopian series will be told from both Tris and Tobias' perspective, which is a switch from Divergent and Insurgent, both of which were told entirely from Tris' perspective...
Next month, the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy will hit shelves. Author Veronica Roth confirmed at Comic-Con that Allegiant will be told from both Tris and Four's perspectives, which is a shift from the first two books, which were both told entirely from Tris' perspective. With that in mind, Roth's short eBook The Transfer feels like good preparation to get us into the mindset of Tobias.
In less than two months, Divergent fans will have all of the answers they've been waiting for. Or most of them, anyway. With the Divergent movie and the Tobias eShorts along the way, there's certainly no shortage of material in the works for fans of Veronica Roth's young adult series. The third and final book in the main trilogy arrives October 22, and we now have our first little sample of what's in story. And we do mean little…
In about a month, the first of the four planned Divergent eShorts will arrive online. That is, assuming the scheduled listing date remains the same. September 24 is the current date listed for the release of The Transfer, the first of four Tobias-focused short eBooks set to be released online between now and when Divergent arrives in theaters next winter.
The first of Veronica Roth's planned Divergent eShorts will arrive in less than a month. Earlier this summer, we learned that Roth was writing four short eBooks which would be told from Tobias' perspectives, the first of which is titled The Transfer.
With Divergent headed into theaters next winter, the feature adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth's trilogy got a fair amount of exposure at Comic-Con, due largely to its presence during the Summit Panel in Hall H. In addition to revealing the first footage from the film, Veronica Roth offered up an exciting update about the third book in the trilogy, Allegiant, stating that the last book would be split between two perspectives, Tris' and Four's.
From a promotional standpoint, there's a benefit to an incomplete book series ahead of a feature adaptation's arrival in theaters. Take Fifty Shades of Grey, for example. The series was completed before word of mouth made the steamy trilogy a pop culture reference. The bright side to that was that readers could gobble up all three books if they wanted to, no wait necessary. The downside is that, with the movie expected to arrive in theaters next year, there isn't much in the way of book material for fans to look forward to while they wait for the movie.
First-person narration can often be the most intimate way for a reader to connect with the story's protagonist. Unfortunately, it can also be a little limiting in the way the world is established and the supporting characters are developed. After all, everything within the story is told from the lead character's perspective. We see the story through their eyes and their mind, colored with their opinions. Writers have, from time to time, delved into the minds of other characters to tinker with their thought-processes and visit the story from a fresh angle.
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but when we're anticipating the next book in a series, the cover is one of the few things we have to go on. Last week, we got our first look at the cover for the U.S. publication of Allegiant, the third book in Veronica Roth's popular young adult trilogy Divergent. Mirroring the previous two books in terms of the style of the cover, the book revealed a swirling circle of water in the center.
The cover for Allegiant has arrived! We were promised our first look at the cover for the third and final book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy this week, and The Today Show delivered on that this morning in a segment featuring Roth as she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. You can watch the full interview above, which features Roth talking about writing the first book when she was in college, and delivering on a promise to jump into a bathtub full of marshmallows when she got her first book deal.
Fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series are likely eager to read the third and final book in the trilogy. While we have months to wait for the novel to hit shelves, we now know that the title is Allegiant, and we'll get our first look at its cover when it debuts later this week. In the meantime, the tagline for the novel has been released, and it focuses on choices - or one choice. Allegiant - "One Choice Will Define You."