1.10.2011

Review Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles !! Spoiler free

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 thoughts :  I began to read Perfect Chemistry yesterday night and I've to admit that I wasn't expecting something that good (even if I heard great things about it) mostly because of this cover ! As soon as I've started the book I couldn't bring myself to put it down (that was crazy, really) !! The characters feel so real : 
-Britanny Ellis : popular, rich, captain of the pom squad ... She seems to embody the stereotype of the idiot blond girl with a perfect life but really she's not !! Her big sister has an handicap and Britanny is the only one 
who seems to care about her in her family ..
-Alex Fuentes : a latino boy, provocative, dangerous, and irresistible ... =) 
Alex Fuentes makes a bet with a friend of his : he has to have sex with Britanny Ellis before Thanksgiving ! It could seem simple but it's not, really ... The story is set in a suburb of Chicago and the protagonists are from different sides of this suburb (and act like ennemies) ... Actually it seems like a modern Romeo and Juliet !! I can't tell you if Alex'll succeed in this bet or not, you'll have to read the book to know !! But if you haven't yet go get it, it's awesome !!! 

My favorites quotes : 
I've only got one quote because I didn't really pick my favorites, I was so focus when I read this book ...

"Did we kiss last night ?"
"Yes."
"Well, it wasn't memorable because I have no recollection of it."
He laughs. "I was kiddin'. We didn't kiss." He leans in. "When we kiss, you'll remember it. Forever."
 (Britanny&Alex - page 142)

My rating : 
Plot : ★★★
Characters : ★★★★
Ending : ★★★
Cover : ★★★
Writing : ★★★★


My next read :
Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston (book three in the Wondrous Strange's series)

12 comments:

  1. He he!! I knew it this book is amazing. I love Alex and Brit , she's so sweet with her sister. And a lot of quote are funny.

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  2. Sounds nice! a change for the bad boy is also a nice thing.

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  3. That sounds really good! They should make this into a movie. :D It'll be funny and romantic well thats what I think! Thanks for the review! I hope I'll find this in stores here. Happy reading Elodie. :D

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  4. I really want to read this!!!! Your review is awesome!

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  5. OMG! I've always wanted to read this book! I've read awesome things about this one.

    "Alex Fuentes : a latino boy, provocative, dangerous, and irresistible" Okay, you really had me here! always have thing for bad boy.

    Fantastic review, you just make me want to read it more.

    Happy Reading!

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  6. Love this book! And that is one of my favourite quotes from it too. It is funny how quickly this book sucks you in. Rules of Attractions is good too. Are you reading that soon?

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  7. I loved this book! Alex was an amazing character and that quote is a really good one. Great review!

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  8. I know what you mean about the cover... but it really does sound fun!

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  9. I've heard good things about this book but haven't really given it a try. I may change my mind now though.

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  10. Hey there! Just stopping by that I have given you the Stylish Blogger Award. You can find it on my blogpost here: http://bookaholic-worm.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-award.html

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  11. I've definitely been meaning to read this! I'm glad you loved it!

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  12. What's the name of the guy Alex made a bet with?

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