NEWS: THE CHOSEN ONE by Veronica Roth Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:

NYT bestselling author of the DIVERGENT and CARVE THE MARK series Veronica Roth’s adult debut THE CHOSEN ONE, which tells the story of five friends who saved the world when they were teenagers, but now, as celebrity adults, must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero by destiny or by choice, to John Joseph Adams at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in a major deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2020.

The deal announcement first ran in Entertainment Weekly, which has a bit of extra background on it.