Review for Confused Spice by Mathis Bailey

        Vijay and Pierre are to very different men that reside in Canada. Pierre attends culinary classes during the night and enjoys cooking Indian cuisine when he is at home. He meets his neighbor Vijay and they hit it off. They become close friends that cook together and talk about their lives. They enjoy each other’s company so much but circumstances tear them apart. Is there more to their relationship than just friendship?        I enjoyed Pierre’s character the most. I feel that he is a fantastic human being that likes to help their friends feel good about themselves. He is willing to stay up late to help Vijay learn how to cook. He is not pushy and respects that Vijay is trying to find himself. I recommend this book to an audience that enjoys a bit of sensuality, loves a story about complete strangers becoming best friends and an overall great story. I appreciate Mathis for giving us the opportunity to read and review his novel.  -Rebeca 


Clockwork Prince-The Infernal Devices Series(Book 2) by Cassandra Clare –  Book Review 

      Tessa has discovered a lot about herself, her family and the strangers that are gradually becoming her friends as well as only family. Tessa’s brother Nate has been able to break her heart and stomp all over it. The London Institute is in great turmoil because Benedict Lightwood wants to take he Institute from the Director, Charlotte Branwell. Benedict Lightwood believes that Charlotte is not capable of running the Institute because not only is she a woman but also because there have been many mishaps that have occurred as well. Alexi Mortmain has not given up on his revenge towards the Shadowhunters because he believes that his parents were killed unjustly. Although Tessa is having a constant struggle of the heart because of two different boys, she still manages to help her friends and give them plenty of love as well. 

       Tessa’s life is very fascinating.l; she continues to figure out more and more about her power, the strength in it, as well as some family history. I also enjoy Jem’s character so much. I love that Jem does not allow his physical condition to destroy his love for others or his duty to protect humanity and the people that he loves. I enjoyed reading about Jem and Tessa because their friendship is very strong, they care for the well-being of others and they are willing to sacrifice their lives for the people that they love. I would recommend this book and series to everyone that would like to read it. The story and history is very interesting, there is plenty of action and excitement, the characters have evolved from the first novel, the characters are full of life and full of love. There is so much love among shadowhunters, a warlock and a servant girl. I hope that everyone is able to enjoy the book as well as the series. 


The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins-Book Review 

     Rachel is a young woman that has lost so much in her life. She lost her husband, her job, her friends and her life as a whole. Her ex-husband Tom cheated on Rachel with Anna. Tom married, empregnated and moved Anna into the house which he shared with Rachel. She is an alcoholic that constantly forgets what she says or does. She often stalks Tom and his new family through text messages, phone calls or by visiting her former home. Anna is very irritated by Rachel and wants her out of their lives. Rachel observes a couple that lives on Tom’s street, Megan and Scott. Rachel imagines that their names are Jason and Jess and that they have a perfect relationship and life. While Rachel is always depressed and drowns in alcohol, Megan is constantly bored and does not know if just being a wife in a monogamous relationship is enough for her. 

      I have truly enjoyed the book. I love that each character was brought to life in such a detailed and realistic way. There is paranoia, feelings of betrayal, loneliness, love, obsession, depression, and so on. I believe my favorite character has to be Megan. She holds so much pain and dark secrets from her past and present. Because she has suffered so much in her life, she feels like there is always something missing. What she has and who she loved is not enough for her. She is insatiable and is always on the hunt for something more. I think that this book should be read because here are many adult situations in the book which are rarely talked about and are found shameful. I hope that people can learn from the book and understand the importance of being honest as well as forgiving. 


Clockwork Angel (Book 1 of Infernal Devices series) by Cassandra Clare- Book Review

     Tessa Gray believes that she is a normal mundane (human) from New York. When Tessa’s aunt died, her brother Nathaniel asked her to move to London, England with him. Tessa was surprised to not be greeted by her brother Nathaniel but by two sisters that are familiar with Nathaniel. While Tessa thought that she was going to live happily with her brother, the ‘Dark Sisters’ had other plans for her. They forced her to transform into other people without her understanding why. The sisters were preparing her to meet her soon to be husband, The Magister. When she is rescued by a young man named William Herondale, she discovered that there are Shadowhunters as well as Downworlders. She is taken to the London Institute where she meets several interesting people such as Jem and Jessamine. Will the young Tessa find safety in the institute or will she face even more danger?

    Clockwork Angel is a wonderful book with fascinating characters and intense scenarios. My all time character has to be Jem (James Carstairs). I find him to be quite interesting. Although he is quite reserved, he is full of wisdom, kindness and is very musically talented. His kindness is genuine No matter how difficult his past has been. Although his past haunts him, he works hard to be the best Shadowhunter, parabatai and friend  . Jem is such a light and he brings so much grace and life to the book. I fall in love with his character and I hope that others will too. This book is so inspirational and can be read by everyone. Check out the Infernal Devices series as well as the rest of the books in the Shadowhunter World.