Veronica Roth is an American writer born in New York City in 1988, known for her debut New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy. Carve the Mark (2017) is her latest young adult novel published (so far). Veronica resides in the Chicago area with her husband, the city that inspired the setting of the Divergent Trilogy. Discover her biography and book, as well as ratings, opinions and comments about it.
Veronica Roth is the recipient of the Goodreads 2011 Choice Award and the Best of 2012 in the category Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction and also Best Goodreads Author in 2012.
Of German and Polish descent, she was raised primarily in Barrington, Illinois. She graduated from Barrington High School. After attending a year of college at Carleton College, she transferred to Northwestern University for its creative writing program.
Divergent (2011) was the first part of the Divergent Trilogy, the other two are Insurgent (2012) and Allegiant (2013). She wrote the first book while on winter break in her senior year af Northwestern University. Her career took off rapidly with the success of her first novel, with the publishing rights sold before she graduated from college in 2010 and the film rights sold mid-March 2011, before the novel was printed in April 2011. Her first two novels sold over five million copies worldwide by fall 2013, just as the film based on the first novel was wrapping up. An epilogue to Divergent titled We Can Be Mended was published in January 2017.
Two more young adult novels were anounced for publication: the first book, already out in January 2017, Carve the Mark, and the second anticipated in 2018.
Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.