Veronica Roth’s Divergent Follow-up Will Be Star Wars–esque

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Author Veronica Roth attends the 19th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Day 2 at USC on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Veronica Roth. Photo: David Livingston/Getty

When you’ve already explored a postapocalyptic Chicago, the only logical next step is to follow up with a galaxy far, far away — or so seems the case for Veronica Roth. The author of the Divergent trilogy has announced another new series, via HarperCollins Children’s Books, “in the vein of Star Wars.” The two books, slated for 2017 and 2018, will “tell of a boy’s unlikely alliance with an enemy.” “Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge,” Roth says. As long as there’s weird daddy issues involved, we’re in.

Divergent Author Announces Star Wars–y Series