Monday, December 26, 2011

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles Review

chainreactionChain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
Pub. Date:
Age Level: Young Adult
Obtained: Library

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.
Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.
Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

My Thoughts: 

This is def a good way to end the Perfect Chemistry trilogy! This one features the youngest Fuentes boy. He's a bad boy but not really a bad boy. I guess I'm not totally clear. Luis is the smart one of the family until he starts messing with the wrong crowd yet again and it seems like the Fuentes' past keeps coming back to haunt them. Nikki, his love interest, is the opposite of any of the other girls in the trilogy. She truly believes that she is finished with love. Love doesn't and will never exist for her (at least that is until she reunites with Luis after so many years). In this one, one of the Fuentes boys gets married! Oh come on guys! You know you've been waiting just as anxiously as I have for that to happen since book one. This one has a lot of action and I just felt so good after I finished it because I felt satisfied after reading it. Most authors don't find a way not to disappoint the reader with an ending to a very good series but I have to say that Elkeles had a perfect ending. It was wrapped up, clean and full of love and joy and everything in between. I can't wait to see what she has in the works! I give this one 4 out of 5 paws.

4_paws_thumb[1]Comment Question of the Blog:

Which one was your favorite Fuentes brothers? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

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