Top 3 Books to Read

Jimena Prado, Writer

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This book series takes place in New York and the protagonist is a 15-year-old named Clary Fray. Clary has lived a pretty normal life: she goes to school, does chores, and of course, has a childhood friend, Simon Lewis. What Clary wasn’t expecting was that her parents were Shadowhunters and that her supposed to be dead father was alive and the #1 enemy to the Shadow World. When her mother goes missing, she has no other choice but to accept the help of a fellow young Shadowhunter, Jace Wayland. As Clary comes closer to finding her mother, she realizes her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, and the world Clary lived in would never be the same. Throughout her journey of the Shadow World, she becomes friends with other young Shadowhunters, Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, she meets a fabulous warlock, Magnus Bane, and of course, vampires and werewolves.


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The book is nothing like the tv show adaptation. The book goes more in detail and has more reasons as to why Hannah committed suicide. This book is not meant for someone who isn’t mature enough to understand the topic at hand. Bullying isn’t something that should be ignored, it affects people on a very deep level. Now, I’m pretty sure you know what the show is about, and the book is pretty much the same, storyline wise. Clay gets a box of tapes and in each tape there are two reasons why Hannah Baker killed herself, and Clay is one of the reasons. You won’t be able to put this book down. It is such a good read and is so much better than the tv show. I definitely recommend this book if you’re not interested in reading a series.


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I love fantasy and romance books, and Hush, Hush is the perfect combination. The protagonist, Nora, lost her father not too long ago, and the memory is still there. So when she’s partnered up with Patch for biology, she doesn’t know what to make of it. Patch is the mysterious, handsome, tall, stranger and Nora can’t help but notice that he is everywhere. She also can’t help but notice that she feels a weird attraction to him. When Nora starts to unravel Patch’s hidden secrets, one of them being that he is a fallen angel, she finds herself in more danger than she could have ever imagined. Nora also finds that she could lose everyone she has ever loved.