On August 19th, 1988, Veronica Roth wailed in her mother’s arms in a hospital in New York City, awaking to a world she would make her oyster. Of course, at the time, nobody knew the success and spunk this young babe would bring into the literary world. They had no idea that she would become the princess of fantasy and stun the world with her bestselling Divergent trilogy.
In all honesty, it is hard to believe that Roth is going to be thirty-two. It’s not all that long ago that she was a college student, writing Divergent while on winter break from Northwestern University and getting picked up by HarperCollins before she even received her diploma. It is crazy to think that now, Roth is a seasoned veteran. I can no longer look at her and see the young author blasting her way into the literary world like a bulldozer. I have to see her as the pro she is; the esteemed author that finished the Divergent trilogy with flying colors and created the astounding Carve the Mark duology.
Undoubtedly, Roth has plans for the future and many ideas on how she is going to make this thirty-second year one of her best yet. With that said, 2020 has already been kind to Roth so far, despite the pandemic. Earlier this spring, she released her first adult novel Chosen Ones and it instantly became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Roth already has plans to continue the series and it is apparent that eager fans will see more from her in the near future.
If you are looking to celebrate Veronica Roth’s birthday, I urge you to pick up Chosen Ones. It is a series that rivals Divergent and will keep you on your toes. It is an adult debut you do not want to miss and will have you screaming out loud – just like Veronica did in her cradle thirty-two short years ago.