Hello loveliness!!
Today I'm bringing you a review, I haven't done one in a little while but The Works sent me Divergent by Veronica Roth to review so I thought I'd read it straight away and post a review for you all!
I've been meaning to jump on the Divergent bandwagon for a long time so this was a perfect opportunity to do just that!
If you want to buy this book from the works there's a link to the website in my sidebar, right at the bottom :)
I'm not going to spoil anything for you, I'm just going to go over some events in the book and tell you my opinion, but if you don't want to know any details from within the book then don't read any further! Just come back after you've read the book ;)

*P.s. My cat was sleeping so I didn't want to move the book, so say hi to Smudge!
Synopsis - In the world of Divergent, society is divided into five factions – Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity and Erudite. Every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is. Her choice shocks everyone, including herself.
During the initiation that follows, Tris and her fellow initiates undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them, Tris must determine who her friends really are – and whether she can trust the man who both threatens and protects her.
Because Tris has a deadly secret. And as growing conflict threatens to unravel their seemingly perfect society, this secret might save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
When I first started reading this it took me a little while to grasp all of the different factions and what they meant, but as I understood it it goes like this;
Abnegation = selfless.
Candor = honest.
Dauntless = brave.
Amity = peaceful.
Erudite = knowledgeable.
Basically because of all the warring and discontent that goes on in our world, the government decided that the only way to combat it was to split everyone up into these different factions so that everyone knew their place and their job and they couldn't argue and cause anymore wars...in theory.
For instance, Abnegation became out government workers, because they're completely selfless and don't think of themselves enough to let the power go to their head.

This story follows Tris, who I think is a brave and strong character, I really enjoyed how kick-ass she was and she made me feel so empowered at times! I felt like I wanted to train and become a pro-fighter and beat up some boys haha.

As well as all the factions there is also the factionless, they belong to no-one and are just wanderers on the streets basically, they didn't play a massive part in this book but I have a feeling they will be featured more in the books to come!

I don't want to spoil anything but basically Tris undergoes a test to decide which faction she should be a part of, and her result shocks her and the woman who's testing her and she's sworn to secrecy about the results.
Despite her shocking result, she still has to make a decision as to which faction she's going to live with, and she chooses to leave her current one, Abnegation, which she grew up in to go and join the brave (some would say foolish) Dauntless.

She takes part in a daunting (well duh) initiation and she makes it into the faction.
And then she meets Four.....oh mama...he could definitely rival Perry from Under The Never Sky for the title of my book-boyfriend!!
I did find Tris a bit annoying during the scenes with Four though, his behaviour is so obvious, I don't know how she can't decipher his feelings for her, yet she can tell when her friend Al seems to develop feelings for her, that seemed a bit silly!

As for other characters, I really like her friendship group, they're all different characters and I felt a connection to them all, and in the same way I felt a connection with her enemies too like Peter, because I absolutely hated them!! They were some of the meanest, most vicious characters I've read in a while, people that underhand really scare me!

Also in the book are Tris' family, her mother and father are very stoic people and I didn't have much of an opinion about them at the start of the book, but by the end I'd grown so much respect and admiration for them.
Her brother Caleb is a strange character, I didn't feel much of a connection with him but I'm hoping for more from him in the next books of the trilogy.

Tris uncovers secrets, finds out things she never knew about people she loves and learns new things about herself along the way, it's a book that will keep you interested all the way through!

And there's my review! I hope you enjoyed it and I'm so looking forward to reading the second book, even though I've heard it isn't as good as this one! 
Rating - 4/5
Hello again literary lovers!!
Time for my TBR, and I've only picked a couple to read this month as I usually just end up not sticking to my TBR's when I pick a lot of them, because I  like to read ''in the moment'' sometimes and not be stuck to a plan.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis - Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the "Harry Potter" series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.
I'm about to shock you.....I've never read Harry Potter....I know, please stop throwing things at me!
I tried to read it when I was younger and I couldn't get into it so I just never picked it up again but I've heard all the raving about these books on Youtube so I just had to pick it up and give it another go! 
I wanted to get an edition that I really liked because there's so many out there but none of them caught my eye apart from this Signature Edition cover, I like how it's quite simple and clean and doesn't have too much going on.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Synopsis - Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…
It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love.
Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.
Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.
I've also heard a million and one things about The Selection trilogy too and I'm in the mood for a fluffy read so this will be perfect for me after Harry Potter :)

Aside from them, I'm just going to see as I go which books I feel like reading, I think I'll be more successful with my TBR this way :)
Toodles! x

Hello lovely book readers!!
Time for my slightly late May wrap-up post! I read three books last month, which is pretty standard for me, I get quite unmotivated to read when I'm working a lot as I always feel too tired at night, and reading at any other time of the day just feels a bit weird to me!

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
I adore these books, I loved the first one and finished that in a day and this one was exactly the same! I stayed up until crazy-o-clock reading the end of it because I just HAD to know what happened! I really connect with Aria and Perry and their love story, it's one of those impossible movie style romances that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)
If they ever made a movie of these books I would find it so hard seeing these characters being brought to life because I care about them so much!
I've still got the final book to read but I'm pacing myself, because I never want the trilogy to be over :(

The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Synopsis - One single mum
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .
One chaotic family
Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.
Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .
One handsome stranger
Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .
I'm a huge fan of Jojo Moyes, as I've mentioned quite a few times before on this blog, so I knew I'd like this book.
I love her writing style so much, you learn so much detail about the characters without feeling like you're even learning it! Sometimes when a writer puts a lot of detail into a book it feels long winded and slow but Jojo has a way of captivating your interest and holding it for the whole book.
The characters also feel so real in her books, I can't fault her as a writer!
I'm going to do a review on this book so I won't go into it too much but basically I adored this book and gave it 5 stars :)

Just One Year by Gayle Forman
Synopsis - Twenty-four hours can change your life . . .
Allyson and Willem share one magical day together in Paris, before chance rips them apart.
The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents life throws at us.
But is one day enough to find your fate?
This is the sequel to Just One Day, which was a 5 star book for me, I absolutely loved it so I was excited to read the sequel!
But unfortunately I was a bit disappointed.
Just like The One Plus One, this book had a lot of detail in it, but I felt like this was one of those books that got slow and boring in parts because of all that detail! 
I felt like it took pages and pages to describe a room or a scenario and I even skipped over a few sentences in some parts because I just couldn't see the point in reading all of that unnecessary detail.
I did enjoy the book, and seeing it from Willem's perspective filled in a lot of gaps in the story which was great as I had a lot of questions, but it was nowhere near as good as Just One Day so I only gave it 3 out of 5 stars.

So there's my 3! My TBR will be up shortly, even though I only read one book from my TBR last month haha!
TTFN! x