Divergent author Veronica Roth posted a brief summary of her next YA book on her Tumblr Friday morning and wrote, “The little blurb I gave about it awhile ago was pretty vague, so I’ve worked up a better summary to give you guys as I continue to write it.” The book was announced in March as part of a two-book deal with HarperCollins, with the first hitting shelves in 2017, and the second following in 2018.
Here is Roth’s description of her next sci-fi / fantasy offering:
So. My new book is a sci-fi fantasy story set in a time of extreme political unrest (hence the “Star Wars” comparisons you might have heard!). In it a boy named Akos, along with his brother, is kidnapped and brought to an enemy nation. When the dictator of that place threatens his brother’s life, Akos has no choice but to work with a girl named Cyra (the dictator’s sister), to save him. But Cyra’s trust—and her kindness!—are difficult to earn…to put it mildly. And the intense friendship Akos and Cyra form puts them in more danger than they could ever have imagined.
Doesn’t sound like she’s diverting too much from current trends in YA, but we can’t imagine that will be a great source of concern for Roth’s fans. Head to Tumblr to read the original post, and see the adorable dog GIFs Roth posted alongside it.