• Anna-Roisin Ullman-Smith

The End and Other Beginnings, by Veronica Roth

A beautifully illustrated collection of immersive tales brought to life in Roth's unique and passionate style, and given power through Ashley Mackenzie's thought provoking artwork.


Featuring a total of six stories, Roth takes us through five very different worlds, introducing us to well thought out, intriguing, characters. The first four stories open up a new side of Roth's creative talent, while the last two give us a much wanted extra taste of the complex worlds from Roth's most recent series, Carve The Mark.


'No world is like the other in The End and Other Beginnings.


'Within this masterful collection, each setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And yet; for all the advances in these futuristic lands, the people still must confront deeply human problems. In six stories, Veronica Roth reaches into the unknown and draws forth something startlingly familiar and profoundly beautiful.


'With tales of friendship and revenge and two new stories from the Carve The Mark Universe, this collection has something for new and old fans alike. Each story begins with a hope for a better end, but always ends with a better understanding of the beginning.'

Each of these stories is well thought out, and lovingly crafted, with full bodied characters and detailed worlds; highlighting both Roth's skill as an author, and the true beauty of this short story collection.

While short, these stories each pack an astounding depth and incredible detail, harnessing brilliant characters and complex settings to evoke a feeling of growth, satisfaction and reward for the reader.


Although the writing itself is fantastic, and the stories both thought provoking and enjoyable, there is a real joy to be found in this book from the illustrations, bringing to life Roth's vision for the characters and their misadventures in gorgeous fashion. It is a delight to find a story of this genre that is illustrated, and a blissful change from the norm.


We believe there is a story in here for everybody; The End and Other Beginnings is most certainly worth adding to anyone's TBR pile.


We Give The End And Other Beginnings Five Stars





ISBN - 978-0-06-293757-5 Paperback US Cover Price - $12.00

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