"I feel incredibly fortunate to have established myself at such an early age with the Divergent books," Roth, who is now 28, said in an interview. "I can write full time, make that into a life and have a family and support them."
"It was a kind of special experience with this story," she says. "It's pretty normal in the course of the editing process to get tired of a story. But I knew this was the right one and felt a lot of joy in creating this big expanse of planets. It all felt very natural. The action and some of the friendships will feel familiar to my readers but it's definitely a new world and a big new challenge."