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. 

-Rebeca

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. 

-Rebeca

The Servant Boy: A Rags to Riches Novel by Reesha Goral- Book Review 

  
The Servant Boy is about a young man named Zayne  who lives in Saidpur, Pakistan. He has struggled through a life if hardship and unrequited love. He fell in love with his childhood friend named Asiya as a young boy and continued to love her throughout his adulthood. Will he ever forget her or will he win her heart? He becomes a servant in her house and his life changes drastically. Strangely, people in Saidpur start dropping dead and the cops have no way of explaining the reasons why. Dangers and death await them all. Will Zayne ever find happiness?
I loved reading The Servant Boy. As I read, I could not imagine how it felt to be in Zayne’s shoes. It was breathtaking and sorrowful  to be taken into a world of pain, loss, and extreme poverty. I truly enjoyed everything that is in this tale. I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I have, and that you continue to fill your mind with adventure, love, pain, etc. as you all read page after page of the amazing book that this world has to offer. Thank you all for continuing to read our book reviews and thank you to the author, Reesha Goral for providing this book for us to review. 

-Elizabeth

P.S. I Still Love You (Book 2 of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) by Jenny Han

Once again, we enter the world of Lara Jean Song Covey with P. S.I Still Love by Jenny Han. Lara Jean is happy because her relationship with Peter is going very well. Her sisters and Dad are fairing well and she canot belive how much her life has changed over the past couple of months. Certain events cause Lara Jean to have doubts about her relationship with Peter. As before her sisters Margot and Kitty and her support system and comfort. Lara Jean encounters old friends and current friends that have brought negative changes to her life. Will Peter and Lara Jean’s love prevail no matter how difficult their relationship  and life may become?

I feel that the book gave a bit of everything: love, betrayal,  tenderness, revenge, friendship, heartache, and so on. I like that P.S. I Still Love You is a great continuation to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I recommend this book because the characters are so well written.  For instance, Lara Jean is caring, she loves her family so much, she cares so much for her friends and her boyfriend Peter. She is girl that is so giving and deserving of love and affection. She is a bit misunderstood because a lot of people feel that she is no more a homebody and that she cares little for having fun. She is so much more than what people think that they see.

Another reason why people should read the book and the rest of the series is because Kitty is so smart, loving, witty, blunt, talented and overall a fantastic person. I think that she could fit any book because of her strong personality.  She brings so much color and life to everyone around her. She is an incredible person even at the tender age of 10. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have and I cannot wait for the release of the next book in the series, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean which will be released this May.
-Rebeca