While Divergent hasn't been the focus of conversation in Christian circles the way that the Harry Potter series was several years ago, perhaps it should be, especially since its author, Veronica Roth, is a professed Christian.
Insurgent is a relentlessly exasperating sci-fi film made, miraculously, with a half-baked imagination, a slaughtered wit, and insufferable direction by Robert Schwentke, the man who supplied 2013 with one its biggest flops, R.I.P.D.
The average price of a best-selling ebooks drops to $4.36, down from $5.96 the week heading into the holidays, on the first Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List of 2015. The likeliest culprit? Discounts for last-minute holiday shoppers.
All it takes is a quick glance at the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List on any given week to see how a TV or movie adaptation boosts best-selling ebook sales. But once in a while the effect is especially pronounced.
Both Gayle Forman's novel and John Green's are published by Penguin Random House, the world's largest trade publisher. This week, half of the top 25 titles belong to Penguin Random House, many of them in the list's upper reaches.
This week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List is, in some ways, a tale of three titles: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, his 2006 novel Looking for Alaska and J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Despite its ongoing feud with Amazon, Hachette continues to boast a strong presence on this week's list. One reason is that the e-tailer has so far proven reluctant to extend the pricing tactics it's applied to Hachette print titles to the publisher's ebooks.
The company's publishing arm sees further successes with Moving Day by Jonathan Stone holding steady for the second week in a row at No. 2, plus two additional titles in the top ten. The top ten best-selling ebooks for the week of May 17.
The Target by David Baldacci falls from the No. 1 spot it held for the past two weeks down to No. 7, capping off a frustrating week for Hachette, which is currently scuffling with Amazon over delayed shipments of some of its biggest print titles.