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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrating Veronica Roth's Divergent (With a Video!)

Great news! We've had another one of our members hit the NYT Bestseller list!


Veronica Roth's YA dystopian DIVERGENT debuted at number six on the NYT Bestseller list! It's a major accomplishment, one we are so proud of that we felt the need to express our heartiest congratulations in video once again. 

(In case you missed our video for Beth Revis' NYT Bestseller accomplishment, you can see it HERE)

For Veronica, instead of dancing, we decided to try something a little different.

In DIVERGENT'S dystopian world, society is divided up into five factions which represent a particular characteristic: Dauntless, Erudite, Candor, Amity, and Abnegation. To make our video, we each chose a faction that we felt best represented who were were (or who we wished to be) and reenacted that faction's primary characteristic.

Everyone did something a little special for Veronica and DIVERGENT. Check it out:

Congratulations, Veronica! 

We are so happy for you!


Be sure to check out what the Bookanistas are recommending for you today!

Elana Johnson and  Stasia Ward Kehoe savor Bad Taste in Boys
LiLa Roecker celebrates The Summer of the Bear
Christine Fonseca has got a surprise for a Bookanista buddy (ooh—curious?)
Beth Revis  interviews Blood Magic author Teresa Gratton
Carolina Valdez Miller enjoys a special celebration
Jessi Kirby and Megan Miranda gush about Imaginary Girls
Bethany Wiggins is crazy about Delirium
Shana Silver sings praises for Starcrossed
Jen Hayley applauds Possession
Veronica Rossi hails Hereafter
Carrie Harris glories in Texas Gothic


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  2. Oh my god, I love this!! Hahahaha--brilliant!!

  3. Congrats to Veronica, thanks for sharing.