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Chain Reaction
November 12, 2012, 5:15 pm
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Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles is the third book in the “Perfect Chemistry” series (I just wanted to let you guys know. I wouldn’t want people to start at the end of a series. I’ve done that before; it’s not fun.)

Luis Fuentes is the youngest of the Fuentes brothers. He’s always been different from his brothers; he’s smart and much less impulsive as his two older brother, Carlos and Alex. Now back in his hometown of Fairfield for his last year of high school, he meets the sassy Nikki Cruz, and gently begins to peel away her rough exterior to reveal the vulnerable girl she is on the inside. However, when deep, dark secrets about the Latino Blood bubble to the surface, Luis learns something that could shatter his dreams and even ruin his relationship with Nikki. Nikki Cruz is not going to let herself get her heart broken again. After her boyfriend decided to pick the Latino Blood over her and after a frightening miscarriage, she’s put walls up in order to keep herself safe from heartbreak. But once she meets the cocky and confident, sweet and gentle Luis Fuentes, she not only is allowing herself to put her walls down, but she also finds herself falling hard for him.

Over the past two years, I’ve realized that I’m sucker for sappy, sterotypical-teenage-girl romance novels. This book is exactly that. However, this book is very powerful. The story has at least a few components that everyone can relate to: an adrenaline-junky, a young girl who got her heart broken, or even two very different people who came together and fell in love. This book was very fast-paced; there was never a time during the time I was reading it when I felt like I had to force myself to read it. In addition to the pace of the book, I also found that I was very emotionally invested into the book. Whenever the chapters ended with a cliffhanger, I immediately delved into the next chapter, excited to figure out what happened. I didn’t care what time it was. It could be 1:24 and everyone’s packing up to go to 6th hour, or at 11 o’clock in the evening and it felt as if I were to fall asleep at any second, I didn’t care. All I wanted was to figure out what happened to Luis and Nikki.

If I could give this book a rating, I would give it 5 stars! This was a wonderful book. So to anyone who loves teenage romance novels as much as I do, pick this up and start reading. ~Anabel G.

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