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Veronica Roth

USA flag (b.1988)

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT, her YA dystopian thriller (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011!), while she was supposed to be doing homework. This was a decidedly good choice that will unfortunately make it difficult for her to someday lecture her future children on how important it is to get your homework done.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
New Books
October 2022

Poster Girl
February 2023

Veronica Roth recommends
Shadow & Bone (2012)
(Shadow and Bone Trilogy, book 1)
Leigh Bardugo
"Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail, Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I've ever read."
Starglass (2013)
(Starglass, book 1)
Phoebe North
"Starglass is a richly imagined, beautifully written book. It's science fiction, mystery, and coming of age story all wrapped into one; creative but also firmly grounded in a real human experience, with all its loss, pain, and disillusionment—but also beauty, hope, and belonging. A wonderful story."
Binti (2015)
(Binti, book 1)
Nnedi Okorafor
"Okorafor's writing is wonderful, and the details of her world-building -- including Binti's rich culture of origin, living spaceships, and maths that reads almost like music -- are complex and fascinating."
Mirage (2018)
(Mirage, book 1)
Somaiya Daud
"A smart, romantic, exciting debut by a rare talent."
Sadie (2018)
Courtney Summers
"A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read."
Ruse (2019)
(Want, book 2)
Cindy Pon
"Fresh, compelling-and timely."
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (2020)
(Left-Handed Booksellers of London, book 1)
Garth Nix
"A warm, whimsical delight—The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is a witty, clever adventure in an exquisitely detailed world you will love escaping into."
Victories Greater Than Death (2021)
(Unstoppable, book 1)
Charlie Jane Anders
"A story of enduring friendship, fighting for what's right, and the complications of claiming destiny-- an effervescent, fast-paced journey through the stars."
Fresh (2021)
Margot Wood
"Fresh is a book I wish had existed when I was a teenager: frank, laugh-out-loud funny, and a refreshing (pun intentional) peek behind the intimidating curtain that separates high school and college. The best part? Our intrepid narrator, Elliot McHugh: messy, imperfect, sincere, hilarious, and warm—a character you will miss long after the book is over."
Upgrade (2022)
Blake Crouch
"Blake Crouch doesn't pull any punches in this taut and evocative examination of what humanity really is - and how it fails us. A hugely entertaining and emotionally resonant thriller that you'll be thinking about long after you turn the last page."

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