April 19, 2013

Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant

By now, if you're in any way connected to the world of books, whether as a blogger or an avid reader, you know that yesterday Veronica Roth announced the name of the third Divergent book. The name and the cover design have been kept under very tight wraps, leading to tons of fans throwing out suggestions, both realistic and ridiculous:

Resurgent -- Convergent -- Reemergent -- Detergent

The wait for at least the name of the book is over. And, the winner is...


I have to say, it's not a name I ever thought of, but I really love it! I think it's perfect when you think about all that has happened in the first two books (and speculate about what MIGHT happen in the third book).

So, now, we are left to wonder what the cover of the third book will look like. I see another circle-type image made up of a combination of all five faction logos. Or, perhaps it will be all Abnegation - an abstract set of hands in the middle of a circle. Hand holding indicates allegiance, after all. I mean, we've had the Dauntless fire and the Amity tree. But, nothing solidly Abnegation yet. What do you think? Any predictions?

The awesome thing is, it's widely speculated that Veronica Roth will reveal the cover at the Children's Author Breakfast at BEA this year. And, guess which girl is going to be there when it happens? Yep. This girl. OMG!

In other Divergent news, filming started on April 1 on the Divergent movie, scheduled to be released in March 2014. Although the roles of Tris and Four will be played by actors that are not well-known (at least, I've never heard of them, but I realize that doesn't necessarily mean anything), there are some faces that you will recognize. Actors like Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), Ashley Judd (Natalie Prior) and Mehki Phifer (Max) will be there with bells on, and I can hardly wait!

So, are you a big fan of Divergent? What do you think of the new name? Do you already have plans to go see the movie with friends?