Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)

Title: Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Rating: 5/5
Summary: 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: The book was by far my favorite Perfect Chemistry book plot wise. When Nikki's story begins, my heart immediately break for her. The impenetrable wall built around her is justified, and we see why she would not be falling for anyone anytime soon-especially Luis. 
Luis moves back to Illinois with his madre to live close to Alex and Brittney's growing family.(YES, they DO get MARRIED!!!)He's surprised to see that the neighborhood isn't quite as he remembered it, but it isn't long before we learn that things are not as calm as they seem. I loved that the other Fuentes brothers make appearances in this book and how wonderfully evident it is that family truly does come first with these boys. No matter what's going down, they've got each others back. It's an underlying theme in all three books, but we especially get to see that dedication to family in this book.  Chain Reaction was an amazing book, and the epilogue ties all the loose ends of the Fuentes family.  I'm really hoping that we may be learning of new Fuentes books in the future. I can't recommend this series enough. If you haven't yet read them, go get them now!  Este libro fue increíble!


  1. I love, love, love your blog layout. So awesome!! This sounds like a great book and I'm going to see if they have it available as an audiobook!

  2. Thanks:). The audiobook is not available yet because the hardcover has just been released!