Conversation with Veronica Roth #TeaserTuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, read the rules at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

IMG_2913Last week was Wordfest 2014 in Calgary, and I attended  Veronica Roth in Conversation with Tahereh Mafi and Writing Mystery with Michael Robotham. The Veronica Roth event packed the Knox United Church venue with an attendance of 600. Lots of teenage girls. I think I had pretty much the best seat in the house, front and just off-center (the photo to the right taken with my phone from my seat).

It was sort of funny listening to Veronica Roth and Tahereh Mafi, both 26, and realizing that I have been writing books since before they were born. Like me, Veronica started young (age 11), and Tahereh didn’t start until after college. In spite of being such accomplished and wildly popular authors, both are still very much in the experimental phase, seeing what works in their writing craft. They both seem hardly older than the teens that they write about and for.

One of the questions that Veronica and Tahereh discussed was their favorite quotes from each other’s and their own books, so for this week, I bring you not just one but two teasers by Veronica Roth, one from Divergent, and one from Allegiant.

“I believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

Veronica Roth, Divergent

“Since I was young, I have always known this. Life damages us, everyone. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.”

Veronica Roth, Allegiant

515qiW49mhL._SL250_Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior’s society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she’s determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.


  1. Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace says

    This is one series I need to read. Fab teasers.

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. I did enjoy the Divergent film, but I am also slightly done with dystopian fiction. Not a lot of it really blows me away with creativity, although each is different from the other! Maybe I should read it, since books are always better than films 😉 Thanks for dropping by and sorry for such a late visit back! Have a great week!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  3. I look forward to what Veronica writes next after the reading the series.

  4. Great teasers! I loved this series, until…. Allegiant. But I still love the first and second book so much! I hope your enjoying it! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! 🙂

  5. I have heard so much about the Divergent series. I am not so much into YA dysoptian but I need to check these out.

  6. Love both of those teasers! Thanks for visiting my teaser post as well.

    So interesting that you are in/from Calgary – that’s where I grew up! I’ve been living in the mid-Atlantic US for 20+ years but Calgary is home to me. I still get that “it’s a small world” feeling even when I stumble across a blogger from my hometown. 🙂

  7. I like both teasers. I’ve hard a lot about these books but haven’t read them yet. I did enjoy The Hunger Games trilogy so I probably wouldn’t mind this.
    Thanks for visiting Write Note Reviews.

  8. Great teasers which hold a lot of truth. I didn’t realise that the author was quite so young! Thanks for visiting my TT

  9. Great teasers. It’s great that those are coming from the author too. I enjoyed Divergent well enough that I read Insurgent but I didn’t find either book to be a real page turner so I’ve not been excited enough about reading Allegiant and I was far from inspired by the film.

    Here’s my teaser for this week:

  10. Great teasers and post!

  11. Great Teasers. I haven’t read any of these books, but I’ve heard good things about them.
    My Tuesday post features THE LITTLEST COWBOY.

  12. Great quotes. I read ‘Divergent’, but opted not to continue the series. It was an interesting story, but the ending didn’t grab me enough to care about what happened next.

  13. What a great post! Sounds like a wonderful day. I liked your quotes too.

  14. This is fun for me because I just Divergent and the 2nd one, and have Allegiant to go. I’m liking the books so far and curious to see what happens in the third one. Looks like a great event!

  15. Kathy Martin says

    Great quotes! I’ve read Divergent but haven’t read any of the rest of the series yet. It sounds like it was a great event. Happy reading!

  16. Sounds like it was a fun event — I had no idea Roth was so young. The Wisconsin Book Festival was here over the weekend but i did not make it up to any of the events, only a few of which mildly interested me. My teaser: Tomb With a View

  17. I loved Divergent! But the other two books in the series didnt live up to the first for me.Trish – my teaser

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