Monday, April 19, 2010

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

Rules of Attraction was magnificent! I have been waiting to read this book since I first read Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. Both are wonderful and I have re-read them too many times to count. In Rules of Attraction, Simone digs deeper into the story of the Fuentes family. This time she focus’s on Alex’s brother Carlos. This book was so good that I read it in a car *I get car sick* without getting sick. It pulled me in and didn’t let go of me until I was done reading.
I believe that there is one more book in this series, and I totally can’t wait to read it! Simone wrote a really interesting, relatable, young adult read. I found it easy to relate to many of the characters in the book. Not because they are involved with drugs or anything like that. But because a lot of them are just trying to fit in. Carlos wants to rebel (like any other teen) but in a way, it seems like he doesn’t want to be the bad guy. I loved Kiara because she was the shy girl who follows the rules and she slowly breaks out of her shell.
I strongly recommend Rules of Attraction, and the first book in the series Perfect Chemistry.

FTC- I received this book from the publisher


Anonymous said...

This one is to be released on the 27th where I'm from & I can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

vvb32 reads said...

ooo, sounds good. especially since you're drawn to read it more than once ;-D