Four by Veronica Roth-Review

Howdy (New introduction?!),

So once I had heard about another Divergent book being release I had to take a little sit down! I was excited, shocked, apprehensive and a little bit starstruck! Not only was one of my favorite authors Queen Roth bringing out another book, it was in my favorite series EVER and from the point of view of my favorite character…


Being the Fangirl I am, I was the one who was waiting for my local bookshop to open so I could grab Four asap! I kind of now feel a bit sorry for my Mum who I dragged out of bed so she could come with me! Sorry Mum!! Anyway enough waffling for one day…lets get on with the review!

Four is four (see what she did their!) short stories obviously written in four’s perspective. The four short stories are:

I really enjoyed this book (of course I did, it’s related to Divergent) and I thought the concept of it was brilliant. The first story (The Transfer) described Tobias at his choosing ceremony. At the time he is only sixteen and has to choose his faction, which he will keep for life. He is still living with his father at the time, Marcus Eaton, he beats and whips him!  Tobias (I prefer calling him that) wants to try and escape from his horrid father and the only way he can do that is to change faction. So of course, the most exciting faction to be in is Dauntless :). He cuts his hand and places his blood onto the coals, and is free. I won’t spoil it for you, but it is great! The next story is the Initiate and this is where most of the initiation starts. He is in competition with Eric who came from Erudite (the intelligent)! The next short story is The Son and this is when Tobias has survived through initiation. Although a tough journey, he finally is Dauntless (woop woop. If I were Dauntless I would be doing a few fist pumps, haha!). Finally the last short story is the Traitor. This describes how Tobias gets 0n his new job! He is a leader and trains the new initiate. This is where Tris comes in! She is the main character in Divergent, Insurgent (and most of Allegiant). There are also three bonus scenes called:

“First Jumper-Tris!”

“Careful, Tris.”

“You look good, Tris.”

These are only a few pages long, but I thought this was a nice touch to the book. I must say I have not gone into great detail of the four short stories but I don’t want to give much of the story away, so if you have not read it, please do!! 🙂


Of course my favorite character is Four/Tobias Eaton. He is so beautiful (especially Theo James!!!). Honestly though, the way that Roth portrays him makes him sound caring and kind and I just love that about him. I did think though, if this makes sense, that he didn’t seem as interested in Tris than she was in him. I am probably wrong, but I just felt he was portrayed like this! I wanted to give a mention about Zeke because he just sounds a great friend!! He sounds hilarious to be around and I really like him in Four!

Overall I really enjoyed this book! It was something quite different to read for me due to it’s short stories and from a book that I had previously read but from another characters point of view. I thought it was written very well and of course I was gripped! therefore I am going to give it (drum roll please!) … 4 stars! I thought that the book could have maybe been a little longer, and yes I know that they were short stories, but I wanted to read more about Four!! Also it is quite fitting having four stars haha!

Thank you very much for reading and hopefully you enjoyed this post! If you did then please like, follow and comment because I am really enjoying this whole blog thing! Also next week there won’t be a post as I am on holiday so sorry about that but hopefully I will post twice in the following week!





BookBaking- The Fault In Our Stars Cake

Recently I went to see the incredible, heart warming (but also breaking) Fault in Our Stars movie. I was overwhelmed and inspired by it, but I have spoken more about this in my review. I was so inspired (and hungry!) that I decided to bake a cake.  It was a heat of the moment decision to bake a cake so here’s my (not the best) attempt at a cake. I have seen a few pictures online with different versions of the cake, but I kind of did my own thing. I do warn you, I am not a baker and not the best chef but I had a lot of fun making it and it tasted amazing! So without further or do, lets get started!!
What you will need:
(Just to let you know that i doubled the mixture so that half of the mixture went into one cake tin and obviously the other went into the second cake tin. These measurements seemed too small for the cake, so that’s why I doubled it. The actual cake is a Victoria Sponge and is delicious!!)
Cake Mixture:
175 g of butter/margarine (Doubled=350g)
175g of caster sugar (Doubled=350g)
175g of self-raising flour (Doubled=350g)
3 eggs, beaten (Doubled=6 eggs)
Raspberry Jam ( It’s up to you how much you use, I used about 1/4 of a jam pot!)
Butter cream:
75g of butter (I didn’t double the butter cream as I thought it was enough for the middle)
175g of icing sugar
A few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
Blue food coloring (again, optional)
Icing (on top):
Rolled out icing (Black, White and Blue)
Pink Food coloring (Optional)
I know it seems a lot but it gives a very impressive result, I promise you!!
Grease two 20.5cm sandwich tins and line them with greaseproof paper. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees/gas mark 5.


  Add your butter and caster sugar into a mixing bowl and mix until light and fluffy.P1000162
In a separate bowl beat your eggs and the proceed to add them little at a time and beat well after adding to the mixture. P1000165

When beaten well, then add your self-raising flour and sieve into the bowl. Fold this in ( a figure of 8) into the mixture.
P1000172When you have thoroughly mixed all of the ingredients, divide the mixture evenly into the two greased sandwich tins and put in the oven for 15-20 mins.



P1000181 When cooled prepare your butter icing by mixing your butter and icing sugar. If you want, you can add vanilla essence to give it a bit more flavour and I added a small amount of blue food coloring to match the blue them of the cover of the book.



On top of the cake I put icing to make kind of the book cover. I covered the top of the cake with blue and then I cut out to clouds (one black and one white). I also made a pink circle( by putting a small amount of pink food coloring into the white icing and kneading through, to give it the pink color) and wrote J. G (John Green). I also wrote Okay? Okay. on the clouds which is one of the most famous quotes from the film. Of course you can use any words from the book/film and design it yourself!


I really enjoyed making this cake, and although it was a little wonky, I was quite proud of myself. if you have any questions about making the cake or the ingredients, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post. If you do decide to make this cake, be sure to email me a picture ( my email address is on my contact page here).


The Fault In Our Stars Movie Review

The Fault in our stars came out a lot earlier than in the UK so when I saw several vlogs on youtube called ‘TFIOS movie review’ or ‘TFIOS movie premiere’ I was scared to watch them, thinking it might spoil it for me. Obviously I have read the book (my book review is here), but I have been looking forward to it so much, I wanted to experience everything when it actually came out in my country, if that makes sense. When it finally came out in the UK, I went on the second day it came out with my friends and WOW just WOW!!


The cast:

Hazel: Shailene Woodley


Augustus: Ansel Elgort


Isaac: Nat Wolff


Peter Van Houten: Willem Dafoe


Monica: Emily Peachey


This is just a few of the main characters. Shailene (Hazel) played her character beautifully! It was exactly how I imagined Hazel to act and and I think this was mainly because John Green was on the set for the duration of the filming. I loved her in Divergent, but in TFIOS I thought she was even better!! To be honest, I thought that Ansel (Augustus) was not going to be a very good for the role of Augustus but he was just amazing. He really did justice to the character and that wink ahhhhh (fangirling)!! My favorite character though was Isaac! He was just how I imagined him, funny, humorous and the scene when he breaks Gus’s basketball trophies was really hilarious! The casting was really well done.

Was it a good interpretation of the book?

Yes! It was so close to the book it was just so great! The start of the film was the exact words of the start of the book which was sooooo good! I was so glad it was so similar to the book, and I am sure all of the fans of the book were too!

Overall it was such a good film. It was so emotional that I cried as soon as the title came on. I think this happened because I was so overwhelmed but the whole idea of the film and how amazing the book was. My favorite part of the film would probably be the part when they are having a romantic meal in Amsterdam  and my favorite quote is:

“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.

“Augustus,” I said.

“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

Ahhhh fangirling over here still! I am going to give it a 4 3/4 stars which is really high I know, but it was just ….amazing! If you have not had the chance to see this yet please do, because ahhh it was incredible!


Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed it and if you did then please like, follow for more posts and comment what you thought!!

Love Amelia xx

What were your thoughts on this amazing film?

Ingo by Helen Dunmore-Review

I have found myself in this situation many times but I am really sorry for not updating many blog posts lately. i am still really excited about the future for this blog, but school, even after exams, is being really demanding for homework and I have had hardly anytime to read, let alone blogging :(. Of course I want to but just erghh…stupid school! Anyway I have only two more weeks before the Summer holidays when I can read and blog as much as possible! Today I am going to reviewing Ingo by Helen Dunmore.

Title: Ingo

Author: Helen Dunmore

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 319


Ingo is an underwater world which is discovered by brother and sister Sapphire and Connor. When Sapphire sees Connor talking to a mermaid on the rocks at her local beach, she knows something suspicious is going on. When their father suddenly goes missing, Sapphire and Connor have to find away to find him. Through their special magical world will the be able to bring their father back. Many secrets lie ahead, unraveling one by one.


When my friend first recommended this book to me, I thought that it looked a bit childish and not my cup of tea. I soon discovered after I actually gave it a go that I surprised myself and really enjoyed it! It was a fantasy book with the exciting mermaids which were my favorite part.


The plot for I thought was really well written! I hadn’t heard of Helen Dunmore before but really enjoyed her writing. It was quite an easy read book so I would recommend it  for everyone!


My favorite character in this book was actually the main part, Sapphire. Usually I don’t like the main character that much but Sapphire really spoke out to me! Her and her brother were actually really close when their dad was still their with her, but their relationship got further and further apart. They were both portrayed really well by Helen.


Overall I thought that this book was really well done! My star rating is going to be 3 for this particular novel as there was plenty of action but the book seemed to be more of a child’s book! On the other hand, I would recommend to everyone though because it was a very good, relaxing read. I am also very excited to read the next three books in the series! 


Thank you so much for reading. Look forward to more regular posts on this blog so don’t forget to follow, like and comment what you would like to see soon!

Love Amelia xx


‘May the odds be ever in your favour…’

When I started reading teen fiction, the first book I read was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. At the time it was nowhere as big as it is now and I fell straight in love with it! Of course from then on i discovered so many other amazing books (DIVERGENT!!)  but The Hunger Games has always stayed in my ‘Top Ten books!’.

Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Pages: 454

Genre: Dystopia/Sci-Fi

Publisher: Scholastic




In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentance. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.


WOW! This is just the best part of the book in my eyes as it is really exciting and I honestly couldn’t put it down. I wanted to read it just non-stop for the whole day because I wanted Katniss to be okay and the win the games. It shows to you that even is life is the toughest and harsh, people still will do anything (including death) to get food, water and mainly to survive.  Although the idea of killing other people to stay alive in order to win the games and the only rule is do anything to be victorious is about eww I found this to be really thrilling and exciting whilst reading it!   Am I selling it to you yet!!?


My favorite character was Rue because she just seemed really nice!The short but amazing friendship between Rue and Katniss I feel is really special and heart-warming. I won’t spoil it for you but just read it to find out. I also loved Katniss because she seemed so brave and to ‘volunteer as tribute’ in such a horrific, terrifying event  was so brave and courageous!


Overall this book is just incredible!! The plot is amazing the character all have their own personality (whether good or bad!) and it’s just one of those ‘must read books’. I know its a bit weird but I also love the cover of the book. the little mocking jay pin is so lovely with the arrow (which always inspires me haha). If you haven’t read this book or are just entering the wonderful world of teen fiction or even books I urge you to read the book.  I get really annoyed when people often say ‘but I have watched the movie, so why should I read the book’. Although the movie was great and very accurate, when you read the book there is a lot more detail and you fall ,much deeper into Katniss’s story. The star rating I am going to give this book is 4.5 because of how much I loved it.


I hope I have sold this book to you and have fun reading!

Thanks so much for reading! If you did enjoy it please hit that like and follow button and also comment below (I like a good chat)!!

Amelia xx

Who was you favorite character in the book?

I love Spring-Book Tag

Hi guys,

So I’m back, exams are finally over (woo!!) and I can relax and come back to my blog! Throughout the internet I have seen this particular book tag hanging around so I thought I would answer the questions!

1) How is Spring where you live?

In the UK, Spring is usually showers and clouds but this Spring its really sunny and it was apparently the hottest day so far this year yesterday!! I hope it stays as hot as this for Summer.

2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?

I’m really excited for City of Fallen Angels to come out! Also, We are the Golden Ones by Dana Reinhardt! They are obviously being released this Spring and I’m so excited to get my hands on them as soon as possible!

3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.

This one was quite hard, but I am probably going to pick Alienated by Melissa Landers. This is currently on my list ‘to read’ but it still reminded me of spring due to the flowers in the field.


4) Where are you going to read this Spring?

I am planning on reading in my garden (if the weather keeps the same). Otherwise I will mainly read before I go to bed or on the train.
5) Find a cover with the sun on it!

For this one I chose The sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson and if you look on the right of the heart at the top you can see a small sun, well I think it is a sun anyway.

6) What are your favorite Spring reads?

I prefer to read more happy reads in Spring because the sun is shining and it puts me in a good mood! The genre I love especially is Romance!

7) Find a book with many different colors on it.

The U.S version of Will Grayson Will Grayson is really colorful and catches the light so I think it definitely fits into this category!

8) Whom do you tag?

I firstly tag Alise and the readersinwonderland blog (which I love…go check them out) and of course all of you reading this. If you do decide to complete this tag on your blogs, then please link them below and I will go and check them out for sure! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading and I hoped you enjoyed this blog post! For more posts like this please follow and also please like and comment!

Amelia xx

Book Haul

Hey guys! As I said in my last post I have been busy revising for exams and stuff 😦 so I haven’t had much time to post anything. In a week everything should be back to normal :). I did manage however to buy some books so here’s what I bought and a bit of information about the books! Enjoy!


The first book I purchased was Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick! This is the sequel to Hush, Hush which I loved. I didn’t actually realize this had come about (How Amelia, How??) but I was pleasantly surprised!



Title: Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He’s more elusive than ever and, even worse, he’s started spending time with Nora’s arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn’t been acting so distant. Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him – despite her lingering feeling that he’s hiding something. Nora puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations as she searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything – and everyone – she trusts.

Title: City of bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 506
Publisher: Walker Books
Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn to the Shadowhunters, a secret group of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City – and the dangers of forbidden love.

I read this quite a long time ago and picked it up from the library but I thought I would actually buy the book and add it to my collection!! I am looking forward to reading it again and carry on reading the series.

Title: Fangirl
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Pages: 457
Publisher: Macmillan
Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair anymore – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. Its not easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in fanfiction she writes where there’s romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.
Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible . . .


Title: Will Grayson Will Grayson

Author(s): John Green and David Leuithan

Pages: 308

Publisher: Puffin Books

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

I loved TFIOS so when I saw a line of John Green books I grabbed this one first! It looks a great plot and I can’t wait to read it!


Title: Just Listen

Author: Sarah Dessen

Pages: 390

Publisher: Puffin books

I’m Annabel. I’m the girl who has it all. Model looks, confidence. A great social life. I’m one of the lucky ones. Aren’t I?

 My ‘best friend’ is spreading rumours about me. My family is slowly falling apart. It’s turning into a long, lonely summer, full of secrets and silence. But I’ve met this guy who won’t let me hide away. He’s one of those intense types, obsessed with music. He’s determined to make me listen. And he’s determined to make me smile. But can he help me forget what happened the night everything changed?

I have read and watched so many blog posts and you tube videos about Sarah Dessen’s books so I thought that I would try one out. ‘Just Listen’ was the first to catch my eye!


This is a ‘film book’ and it describes everything to the factions in Divergent to the characters! I am a massive fan of Divergent so I was so excited to see this in the bookshop!!

Thank you for reading!! I hope you enjoyed this post and follow to see more of my posts and like and comment! I’m really excited to read all of these books and I will review some of them soon…

Have you read any of these books?

Paper Towns by John Green-Review

Title: Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Genre: Modern Fiction

Number of pages: 305

Publisher: Bloomsbury

After reading the wonderful Fault in Our Stars I went to my local bookshop and picked up the first John Green book I laid eyes on….


Next door to Quentin Jacobson lives Margo Roth Spiegelman. Ever since Margo and Quentin found a man dead in their local park at the age of nine, they have never quite recovered! After Elementary school Margo and Quentin don’t really talk at school, just exchange looks but when Quentin and Margo are soon to graduate at high school Margo climbs into Quentin’s window and they go on a adventure that night never to be forgotten. Although when Q goes to school the next day feeling tired and exhausted Margo is no where to be seen. He must follow the small clues back to Margo…



The characters in this book I think are portrayed very well. Everyone is different, unique and has their own personality. This is my favorite part about the book because it makes me feel like I can be whoever I want to be! My favorite character in this book is Lacey. Although she may be quite arrogant at times I really like the way she left her popular friends and joined Quentin’s group.


I thought the idea and concept of the book was very good but I did think it could have been a lot more interesting at the end of the book as it was a big lead up for not the most exciting ending. 


I really liked the way this book was written as it gripped me throughout! It was fun and quite an easy read. 


Overall it was a good book. It was definitely not as good as the fault in our stars but it had me gripped (like every other book I read!). I would recommend this to all teenagers who enjoy quite down to earth modern fiction. I am more of a dystopia now fantasy (thanks to Alise and her team from fan than modern fiction but I actually really like it! Taking everything into consideration I am giving this a rating of 3 and a half stars!


Thanks so much for reading! I am really sorry my posts aren’t as regular as usual as in Two weeks (Monday 12th May) I have got a week of exams (urrr) so….revise revise revise!! 😦 After my exams my posts will be back to normal. Sorry about this again!  I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did please like, follow and comment below what you thought. Also comment saying any other recommendations of posts, reviews or if you want to see something different on my blog!

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Divergent Film-Review

In the UK on the 4th April Divergent came out and I saw it as soon as it came out. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I didn’t want them to ruin the way I imagined it in my head, and also I was scared if they had left any important scenes out. It was actually very very good! There was only one or two scenes that were left out but apart from that it was really really good (woo, party in my head!!).

divergent film for blog

I thought the way they portrayed the characters in the movie was actually kind of perfect! I said in my Divergent book review that my favorite character was Christina but in the film I didn’t particularly like her and also you didn’t see that much of her so my favorite character changed to Tobias. All of the characters were very well picked and their acting skills were just right for a film like this!
The plot was mainly the same as the book and it really reached my expectations!! There was only one or two missing scenes (Edward with the butter knife being one of them). I thought they really did an excellent job seeing as there is so much to fit into a 2 and a half hour film!

Overall I think it is an excellent film. As I said before they have done such a great job with it and I loved it. Even though there wasn’t much to cry about, because I am a bit too obsessed I was in floods of tears. I think just plainly because I was watching what I have been reading and loving for a year now on a screen was very over whelming!! I am going to give the film a 4 and a half rating because it was truly excellent.


The Factions:

The Factions were potrayed very well. In the beginning the Dauntless jumped off the train and I was just like…..yes….. At the cinema I was given a key ring and this apparently had my chosen faction on it. i was given a shiny key ring with ‘Erudite’ on it. I’m not complaining at this (i kind of am but) I would have rather had Dauntless!!! (but wouldn’t everyone haha!

Thanks so much for reading this post!! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did talking about Divergent. Also sorry for not posting this on Friday because my laptop broke (Internet).

What were your thoughts on Divergent the film?



Allegiant by Veronica Roth-Review

Allegiant is the finale to this wonderful trilogy….and what a finale it is……


The factions have been destroyed, their leader has been destroyed and most of all their city has been destroyed! Tris is now in a world without anything accept from Tobias. After hearing the message from Edith Prior who is ‘outside the fence’, Tris is worried and also curious to know what is happening elsewhere in the world. When hearing about a group of people called the Allegiant, Tris and Tobias head over to one of their meetings and are instantly volunteered to go ‘Outside the fence’ (with a few other people). When they reach the city there are secrets and many discoveries all about to happen. Tris learns things she never imagined to be true….

Out of the three books I must say it was my least favorite. This wasn’t because of the unexpected ending but I found the middle part of the book quite boring and drawn out. Although you learn so much in this book about the history of their world and about the government, I would say that it was a little (tinsy bit) drawn out!!


I am sticking with Tobias with this one again! At the horrible end of the book (NO SPOILERS) Tobias actually was so strong and I was like ‘Thank you!!’ because I didn’t want a pathetic boyfriend (not to be harsh) but I like a strong manly boyfriend, haha. I am not forgetting in this book that Tris did also stay strong but I still love Tobias :).


I have already spoken about this a bit (above) but I do think other parts of the book (e.g. the ending) was very good and although it was sad it was well thought out.


Yay! The style of writing improves! WOOOO! So I have been kind of criticizing the book for the style of writing not being very challenging but I must say it does some what improve in this book :). I do also want to point out that this is the only book in the series that has a different character (Tris or Tobias) in each chapter. I really didn’t like this at all because I did find that I was thinking that Tris was thinking what Tobias was thinking and vise versa which was confusing (just writing it is confusing!!).

It still is a very good book although it wasn’t my favorite out of all of them, but I still loved it. The problem was I finished this and then decided to read the Fault in Our Stars (Well, that was clever Amelia!!). It was a blast to the end of the series even if it was a very unexpected ending I loved it because it was Divergent and amazing! Overall I would give it a 4 because it was……amazing but a few areas pulled it down a little but I have to give it this due to a fantastic book too. I’m sad the series is over for me but… I’ve still got all of the films to go yet (few).


Thanks so much for reading!!! I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, comment and follow.

p.s This is Divergent week on my blog so please go and check out my two other reviews on Insurgent and Divergent! I will also be doing a film review tomorrow so look forward to that 🙂