(Perfect Chemistry #3)
Walker Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 16th August 2011
My rating: 4 out of 5
Chain Reaction is very similar to the first two books in the series, almost completely samey in fact, but Simone Elkeles writes such yummy characters that I can't help but drool over them and devour her books the minute I get them.
Luis is a super confident, adrenaline junkie and although he is supposed to be a smart cookie (he wants to be an astronaut) he hasn't exactly learnt much from his older brother's mistakes. It almost seems inevitable (is that Simone's point?) that he will end up involved in the Latino Blood's in order to protect his family. At one point, I thought he was going to use his brains to out smart the bad guys but it doesn't really work out like that. Nikki's character was also instantly likeable, she's feisty but has had her heart broken in the past and refuses to fall for another Southsider but that doesn't exactly last long with Luis around!
My favourite part was seeing all of the brothers together and although the peak into their future at the end was the ultimate in cheesiness I still loved it.