Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Second in the Perfect Chemistry series

5 stars

Rules of Attraction picks up a year after Perfect Chemistry left off. This time Carlos Fuentes (Alex’s younger brother) is the male lead. Carlos had been living in Mexico for a year and hasn’t seen Alex since he left Mexico to be with his girlfriend. Carlos is shipped off to Colorado to live with Alex, but things just keep getting worse and worse for. He gets stuck with Kiara Westford as a peer guide to show him around Flatiron High School and then drugs are planted in his locker and Alex decides he has enough and sends him to live with Kiara’s family. Kiara has gotten out of a bad break-up with her boyfriend and is heartbroken. It doesn’t help that Carlos is a complete jerk, but she can’t stop thinking about him.
I didn’t love Rules of Attraction as much as I loved Perfect Chemistry, but I still enjoyed it. Kiara was a perfect match for Carlos because let’s face it Carlos needed a reality check and Kiara wasn’t afraid to give it.

The main female character is Kiara. Kiara is a really cool character. She isn’t popular in school and she only has one friend, but I think she’s cool. She wasn’t afraid to tell Carlos like it was and I loved the whole payback incident that she pulled on Carlos.

Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 8.5

The main male character was Carlos. Carlos was a jerk half of the novel and I hated how he treated Kiara. He was mean to her, but I was glad he stopped being a jerk and looked pass the fact that Kiara “wasn’t his type”.

Swoon Worthy Scale: 6.5

The Villain- The villain in this novel was another gang, but this time it wasn’t the Latino Blood. It was a gang that Carlos joined in Mexico. IMO this gang was just as bad as the Blood if not a little worse.

Villain Scale: 6
Character Scale: 7
I liked reading about this Fuentes brother and his relationship with Kiara. Ms. Elkeles didn’t disappoint when it came to this sequel.

Cover Thoughts: I like the cover and it took me forever to figure out the lines were rain. I’m not a big fan of the cover, but it fit really well with this book. 

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