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Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future, illustrated with startling black-and-white artwork.
No world is like the other. Within this masterful collection, each setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And yet, for all the advances in these futuristic lands, the people still must confront deeply human problems.
In these six stories, Veronica Roth reaches into the unknown and draws forth something startlingly familiar and profoundly beautiful.
With tales of friendship and revenge, plus two new stories from the Carve the Mark universe, this collection has something for new and old fans alike. Each story begins with a hope for a better end, but always end with a better understanding of the beginning.
With beautifully intricate black-and-white interior illustrations and a uniquely designed package, this is the perfect gift for book lovers.
* Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year (2020) *
In this combination of reprints and original stories, Roth (The Fates Divide) explores, as she expresses in a letter to reviewers, "that pivotal moment when something ends often painfully...creat space for new beginnings." To that end, the six pieces collected represent a mix of settings, themes, and tones. In "Inertia," a young woman uses technology in the wake of a car accident to share in her former best friend's last memories. "The Spinners" focuses on a teenage bounty hunter driven by a death to hunt parasitic aliens. In "Hearken," Darya must choose between hearing music that defines someone's life or their death. "Vim and Vigor" examines the impact on a group of friends after they lose one of their own. And both "Armored Ones" and "The Transformationist" tie into Roth's Carve the Mark universe, showcasing characters at critical moments, including Teka, who plans to kill the dreaded Cyra Noavek. In these stories, Roth invokes romance, action, family, revenge, and loss. Mostly standalone save for the last two, they serve as an introduction to Roth's work and a showcase of her versatility, though existing fans will get the most out of these offerings. Ages 13 up.