Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Book Three
Let's all meet up for a super meme, one last time before the holiday! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly get-together to learn what others are anxiously waiting to get their hands on to read. It was started by the fabulous Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Book One
This week I'm looking forward to the next installment of one of my favorite authors of contemporary young adult fiction: Simone Elkeles. I mean seriously, Simone is one of the best writers for young people. She has really captured the art of good story-telling. I first read her work about two years ago, Perfect Chemistry, and I've been hooked on her stuff ever since. The story left me in, angst, loss and death...ugh...awesome!
Book Two

She's also a very cool person too. (see interview on 04/21/10 post) Her spring release, Rules of Attraction, finally put her on the New York Times best sellers list and she's always running around to pick up some award or speak at some conference or another. She's incredibly busy, but we managed to communicate back and forth and she sent me some awesome swag that I include in some of my YA giveaways. I mean, she mailed it using her home address. Now you tell me. How many NYT best selling authors or any author is going to do that?! She's totally keeping it real--in her writing and in her life.

Chain Reaction is the third Perfect Chemistry novel and it follows the love affair of the youngest Fuentes brother, Luis. Let's check out the description from Amazon:

Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he's never known, and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?

I know it's gonna be hot. Simone's books always are. She tells it like it is: the sex, the feelings, everything. Can you take it?
Chain Reaction releases May 24, 2011

Happy holidays!


  1. Another author I must try in 2011. Nice pick!

  2. I have Perfect Chemisty in my TBR list. I have to get to that book before all these pass me by! Here's my WoW.

  3. Who isn't excited for this book? The Perfect Chemistry series is so HOT! And of course I can't wait for Luis' story. Awesome WoW pick this week!

    If you're interested, here's my WoW picks

  4. I have the first book in this series and need to read it as I have heard such great things about it. Didn't know there was a third book coming out. Great pick!

  5. June now that is a cover, need to read the series myself once it is finished releasing so no hurry.. (BTW I have a squee moment to share, won a copy of TYGER TYGER signed by Kersten Hamilton and her signature necklace too)

    My WoW if you have a chance to stop by

    jackie >_<

  6. Just recently read Perfect Chemistry and loved it, I need to read Rules of Attraction before Chain Reaction comes out. I do love her writing, Great pick!

  7. This sounds like a fascinating series...hope you enjoy it!

    Here's mine:

  8. Lovin' your WoW enthusiasm!! :) Great pick...

  9. Perfect Chemistry is in my TBR pile. I can't wait to read both of these books!

  10. How to Knit a Heart Back Home
    By Rachael Herron
    Publication date: March 1, 2011

    Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

    In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

  11. A fabulous selection! They looks really good. Merry Christamas and Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  12. I have this on my tbr list, Can't wait for it myself. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Reading.

    My WOW

  13. The covers are so HOT! I've got Perfect Chemistry sitting on my TBR pile. Should really start it. What I find confusing is that each book features another brother of the Fuentes family...
    Here is my WOW

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  14. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing.


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