This is why we LOVE Veronica Roth! We can’t wait to meet her/fangirl her/get our books signed at Ascendio!
Full quote, from this interview with USA Today:
I love Harry Potter. I’m a huge nerd — I would dress up if I could. I don’t know if she’s really an influence because it’s not really the same kind of thing I’m writing. Her attention to detail and world building is definitely something to aspire to. The world of Harry Potter is so intricate — I don’t know if I’ll ever get there, but that part is definitely inspiring.