There are two pieces of Divergent news to share today.
First of all, a new U.K. cover for Divergent has been unveiled, via Veronica Roth’s blog, and here’s what she had to say about it.
For those of you wondering why there’s a new cover, this is the B format paperback edition, to be published in February 2012. This is the equivalent of when books are published first in hardcover and then in paperback in the States– sometimes covers change between hardcover and paperback here (or rather, there, because I’m in Romania), and sometimes covers change between trade paperback and B format paperback in the UK . . . Divergent is a book that is accurately represented by a bold fiery symbol and a skyline and a gathering storm. But it is also about a girl who is somewhat isolated, in character if not literally, who marks herself with the figurative representation of one of her worst fears (the birds). This design emphasizes something different about the story, which I loved seeing.
Other things I like: you can’t see the girl’s face, so you still get to imagine her, yet she looks sort of scrappy like Tris is. And the birds! Of course I love the birds. And the color is eye-catching.
I agree with her assessment. This cover presents something different about the story – perhaps something more acute than what the original cover offered. I’m glad to see the ravens.
Additionally, Veronica Roth has announced that she sold the Romaninan language rights to Divergent, which is quite a coincidence because she happens to be living in Romania (temporarily) at the moment. Great news for Romanians who want to read Divergent!
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