Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown.

“The Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in 2017.

Roth and her publisher offered few specifics about the books, beyond saying they are in “the vein of ‘Star Wars'” and will tell of a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy.

“The Divergent” young adult trilogy, which she completed in 2013, has sold more than 30 million copies. The first “Divergent” movie, starring Shailene Woodley, came out a year ago.