Aug 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

"Waiting On"  Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking  the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on....

Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles.  
Here's the Goodreads blurb:
 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?

Why I need to read this one:

Words cannot express my love for this series. Simone Elkeles is a freaking genius. She blends the sultry with the dramatic, tossing in a dash of rich comedy for the perfect concotion to make one epic book. Her characters are so vibrant you can't help but fall hard and fast for them. If the previous novels in this series are any indication, I'm in for an all-night marathon read when this book arrives.
Chain Reaction will be released 8.16.2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers


  1. I cannot wait for this book! Simone is such a great author. Wonderful pick!

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  2. Haven't heard of this author, but it sounds like a good read! And I like the cover too! Great pick!


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