Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review - Perfect Chemistry

Title: Perfect Chemistry
Author: Simone Elkeles 
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 360 (Paperback)
Rating: 5 !!!

Description: Goodreads

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more. In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

My Review:
Ever since reading 'Leaving Paradise' by Simone Elkeles I've been in love with her writing. There's something about her writing that instantly got me hooked so I knew right away that I wasn't going to be disappointed. Perfect Chemistry is one of those books that have literally managed to make me swoon and squeal. The story is a perfect forbidden story of two young kids who have hopelessly fallen in love without even trying. 

The number one best thing to me about this book were the characters. Every character that came across the pages had me by my heart strings. Whether it was Brittany, desperately trying to make sense of the life she's living, or Alex, the pure breed bad boy who will do anything in order to protect the mother he loves and two brother's he so desperately wants to make a better path of life for. Both character were amazing to read with, and at many points during the book I'd catch myself smiling like a mad fool, so giddy when I got those special scenes. The characters were laid out flawlessly in my eyes, and they made the book ten times better than what it already was. 

The plot had my heart beat speeding up from the beginning. The Taboo of their relationship, the danger, the forbidden taste; it's so refreshing to be able to experience that through a book, and Simone does a marvelous job. While the book did have some foreseeable things happen in it (something that usually bothers me) I actually found myself not caring because I felt that it went perfectly with the story. 

All in all, this book satisfied me one hundred percent. I guarantee that I will get my hands on the next two book sin the series as son as possible so that I can finish it, because there is no way I want to miss out on the magic that Elkeles is bringing through her stories of the Fuentes brothers. Two thumbs up, no doubt!


  1. I read this book too and I love it!My sister told me about it first ans she love it as well so I decide to read it.There is lot of sweet parts and it's a cute love story.

  2. It really is an amazing book! I hopefully am going to get my hands on the next two book soon (: