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Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is the globally bestselling author of the Divergent series (DivergentInsurgentAllegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection), the Carve the Mark duology (Carve the Mark and The Fates Divide). Divergent received the 2011 Goodreads Choice Award for Favorite Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011, and was the winner of the YALSA 2012 Teens’ Top Ten. The trilogy has been adapted into an international blockbuster movie franchise starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet. 

Veronica’s short story collection, The End and Other Beginnings, a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future, published with Katherine Tegen Books in autumn 2019, and she contributed to Blake Crouch’s anthology, Forward, in the same season. Chosen Ones is her first novel for adults, which has which has topped a number of most anticipated lists such as CosmopolitanEntertainment Weekly, Marie ClaireThe Week, Buzzfeed and Lithub, among others.

Though she was born in Mount Kisco, New York, Veronica’s family moved to Hong Kong and Germany before settling in Barrington, Illinois. In elementary school, Veronica read constantly, but it wasn’t until she got a “make your own book!” kit from her mother as a gift that she thought to write anything of her own. From that time on, she knew she would write for the rest of her life, whether she was published or not. She wrote the manuscript that would become Divergent in her free time while attending Northwestern University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2010.

She is a board member of YALLFest, the biggest YA book festival in the country and has a strong commitment to literature and the writing community. Veronica currently lives in present-day, non-dystopian or alternate Chicago with her husband and their dog, Avi, whose adorable existence is well-documented on Instagram. 

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Chosen Ones - Veronica Roth

The mesmerising adult debut from Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent. They were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them. When Sloane Andrews and her friends defeated the Dark One, and saved the world, it nearly cost them everything.

Ten years later, they are still struggling to put the battle behind them and reclaim...



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