If you are following any Divergent related sites on pretty much any social media site, you already know that several copies of Allegiant were accidentally shipped early yesterday to Initiates in Canada. Harper Collins Canada has addressed the issue, and vowed to get to the bottom of it. People that it might have been a trick at first but a video has surfaced to prove the copies are in fact real. We are shown the cover, binding and that it has a page count of 526. If you would like to check out the video… click HERE. Don’t worry, it’s spoiler free.
Veronica Roth has taken to tumblr to address the issue. Please read her statement below and PLEASE if you are one of the lucky ones that got their copy early… NO spoilers for the rest of the fandom!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
About That Allegiant Leak
I found out earlier today that a very small number of readers received finished copies of Allegiant already, instead of on October 22nd, due to a Canadian shipping error that has since been fixed. I’m disappointed, and I’m sure you are too. I personally have been waiting, pretty much since the trilogy began, for the day when the last book would come out and we would all experience it together—you for the first time and me, with the giddy anticipation of an author who finally gets to watch everyone finish the story that has been so dear to me. That’s why I’ve been so secretive for so long! But accidents and errors just happen sometimes.
If you are one of the people who received Allegiant early: I would love it if you wanted to wait to read it until October 22nd alongside your fellow Initiates. However, I can’t blame you if that’s just not going to work for you. I do ask, no matter what you decide, that out of kindness and respect for your fellow Divergent readers and their reading experiences, you do not post spoilers or quotes anywhere. I know I can count on you to preserve the mystery with me— I may be biased, but I think I have the best readers ever.
Everyone else: I think we’re still going to have a great October 22nd (and weeks immediately following). Be very wary of what you read online, and we’ll come out of this just fine.