EW has reported what can only be interpreted as fantastic news for the Divergent trilogy: In its’ first month, Allegiant has sold more pre-orders than The Hunger Games did! The LA Times first posted the story on October 9th, stating that the Allegiant pre-orders have outsold THG’s Mockingjay 5 to 1!
The fact that the book is outselling Mockingjay is wonderful news, considering that The Hunger Games trilogy sales jumped 55% afterthe first movie had been released. Allegiant pre-order sales are already skyrocketing, and the “Divergent” movie hasn’t even released an official trailer!
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Entertainment Weekly posted this little comment from Shailene Woodley when the comparison between her Divergentcharacter, Tris Prior, and The Hunger Games’ character, Katniss Everdeen. Not that we don’t love The Hunger Games, but just because both movies are built around a dystopic future doesn’t mean that the characters share the same traits.
“What I like about Tris is that she isn’t perfect,” she said. “She’s not a superhero – she’s not Katniss. She doesn’t know how to shoot a bow and arrow, she’s not a badass by nature.”
She also admits that her agents were not in favor of her taking the role. Explaining, “My agents were like, ‘Are you f**king crazy?’But I said if this movie is successful, things will change and I don’t want that.”
USA Today got to interview Veronica Roth about the upcoming anticipated sequel, Insurgent. Currently, the author is working on the rough draft of the third book, but took the time to answer some interesting questions about the second book.
Here were some of the interesting topics of the interview with them.
On the possibility of a love triangle:
There isn’t one, so I reassured them about that.
On the emotional impact for Tris on the events of the first book:
She basically deals with it for the rest of the book, and it’s one of her biggest struggles is to get over what she did. It’s sort of like the first blow was struck at the end of the first book, and in the second book everything just explodes.
On expanding the visual knowledge of the dystopian Chicago:
One of the wonderful things about the second book is that Tris becomes more free to explore the city she lives in, whereas in the first one she had to stick with her faction. Her experience with the world was limited, and it becomes wider in the second book.
On the movie and possibility of writing the screenplay for Divergent:
You know, not really. Someone said, “Do you want to try and do that?” And I was just like, “No!” I don’t know how to write a screenplay and I’m really partial to books. I thought it would be fun to see where someone else takes it, and obviously that’s a little scary because you’re not sure if they’re going to take it in a good place or not. I’ve met Evan the screenwriter, and he’s a really great guy and I trust him.
On The Hunger Games comparisons:
The Hunger Games is pretty fantastic, so I always get a little scared when people make those comparisons because I think, “Well, I never tried to do that…” And it’s so good that it’s a little daunting to see those comparisons out there. But at the same time, it’s been pretty incredible what it’s done for the genre and for my book’s visibility. Also, if you’re going to be compared to something, it might as well be The Hunger Games because it’s really awesome. At least it’s not something I didn’t like.
On what faction she would have been in as a teenager:
I think I would have been in Candor at that age. I tried to be as honest as possible and I’m sure that got me into trouble a lot of the time, because I also wasn’t very nice as a teenager. [Laughs] I kind of grew out of that.
On what faction she thinks herself to be in now:
Dauntless. Not because I’m a badass and I can jump off trains or something, but because I think bravery is pretty important.