It was recently reported by many that Veronica Roth had plans to continue expanding the Divergent universe by writing supplemental short stories after the release of Allegiant. However, this isn’t the case.
In a recent post on Tumblr, Veronica Roth made the following statement:
So, recently I said in response to a Tumblr ask that I wasn’t finished with “the short stories,” and a lot of people took that to mean that I was going to write short stories beyond the four stories about Four that are coming out later this year, and started suggesting things.
However, I meant that I’m not done writing the Four short stories (the ones you already know about). I am still working on those. I did not mean that I currently have any plans to work on any other short stories in the Divergent universe— I don’t.
I just don’t like for people to have expectations that may not be met based on some clumsy wording of mine, so I thought I would clarify!
Sad news for Divergent fans! But it’s better that she clarify things now rather than let hopes for non-existant stories continue to grow!
Allegiant is set to conclude the Divergent trilogy and is slated for release October 22, 2013.