In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
The third and currently untitled chapter - jokingly called by Veronica Roth as Detergent - is set to come Fall 2013.
Summit currently owns the rights to the series and has already started pre-production. Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman
) wrote the first draft of the script and Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless
) has been hired this week to direct. Filming is expected to begin March 2013 for an early 2014 release.
Veronica Roth has a really cool blog where she talks about inspirations, how the writing process happens and even gives some behind the scenes insight on the book's story development. It's worth a visit.veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com