21 October 2011

CHAIN REACTION by Simone Elkeles [review]

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

August 16th, 2011 | Walker Books for Young Readers
Age: Young Adult
Pages: 308
Acquired: Borrowed from friend.


Review: I wasn't all that thrilled to read this book. I enjoyed the first two but it kind of got predictable as to what would happen not only at the end but throughout the entire book. And this one felt like it was basically just the first two combined.

I love the Fuentes brothers. They're fun. But this whole gang thing was getting annoying and I was just over it.
This time around I loved the girl's, Nikki, chapters better than the boy's, Luis.

One thing Simone Elkeles knows how to do... make out scenes. I shall call her "Queen of the Makeout Scene"! Seriously though, they're hot! And the only time I cared much about this book was when Nikki and Luis were together. When it got to the talk of gang related things, I started slowing down, and getting frustrated. Maybe it's because I hate violence. Or just because I was over it after two other books. But I just know I'm glad this is the last book in the series.

Now, I shall become positive: I loved that the other Fuentes boys, Carlos & Alex were in this one along with Brittany and Kiara. Kiara and Carlos are still my favorite couple of the three. I loved that we finally got to meet their mom, though we didn't really get to know her enough.

I love Simone Elkeles's writing style, but some of her Spanish kind of  annoys me. Just saying.

I have read every Elkeles book and her How to Ruin series is still my favorite. I just wish she would have added at least one more book to it! (Check them out.)



Author Info:
Simone Elkeles
is the NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of over seven teen romance novels. She has won various awards and recognition for her books, including the coveted RITA award from the Romance Writers of America for her book Perfect Chemistry and being named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Her funny way of looking at life and the world around her has an effect on the people she hangs out with. If you hear people laughing, you’ll probably find Simone not far away.

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