divergent series tops the nation's best sellers list + is social media's most anticipated movie

An icy start to 2014 means hot sales for young-adult celebrity author Veronica Roth. After Divergent hit No. 1 for last week, her dystopian trilogy (which includes Insurgent and Allegiant) sweeps the top three spots on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for the first time. (Publisher HarperCollins says the series has sold 10 million copies as of Jan. 1.) Sure to hit the USA harder than a polar vortex: The movie tie-in paperback of Divergent (Feb. 11) and the Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan (March 4). Coming this summer: Four: A Divergent Collection (July 8).


from variety's Social Media’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

#1 “Divergent” (Summit-Lionsgate)

From the studio that brought us "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" comes the next fangirl phenomenon, based on the best-selling YA series by Veronica Roth. Starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, social mentions jumped more than 6x in November with the trailer's release before "Catching Fire."