Chain Reaction concludes the story of the three Fuentes boys--Alex, Carlos, and Luis. This last book focuses on Luis, the youngest brother. In the pre...moreChain Reaction concludes the story of the three Fuentes boys--Alex, Carlos, and Luis. This last book focuses on Luis, the youngest brother. In the previous two books Luis was the kid brother--being a couple years younger than both Alex and Carlos. He does great in school and his dream is one to one day get into NASA and become an astronaut. He and his mother move back to Fairfield, Illinois, which is the place of the all gang activity that his two older brothers have tried to keep him away from. With the new leader of the Latino Blood looking to recruit him, not only are Luis’ dreams on the line, the safety of those he loves are as well.
When Nikki and Luis first meet there was an instant attraction between the two. But because Nikki has been burned by a previous relationship, she’s hell bent on never getting involved with someone that reminds her of her ex-boyfriend. Luis really had to work to break down Nikki’s walls but in the end you know there will be a happy ending for the both of them.
Alex and Carlos also show up in the story. For various reasons, both are back in Fairfield. You can see the role that they play in their little brothers’ life and how a lot of the decisions that Luis ends up making is to protect them.
For romance lovers you definitely have to check out this series. I ended up going back and rereading the epilogue for the previous two books which put a big smile on my face. I can say that it’s going to be hard finding another set of “book” brothers that I will love more. (less)
This final book has Maya, Daniel, and Cory on the run from the Cabals and making their way to Vancouver (Yay! Its my hometown). While trying to make c...moreThis final book has Maya, Daniel, and Cory on the run from the Cabals and making their way to Vancouver (Yay! Its my hometown). While trying to make contact with their parents, the Cabals are on their tail at every turn. So with no one to turn to, the kids are on their own. But help from an unexpected source has Maya searching out another group hoping that with numbers they’ll have a better change in going against the Cabals.
I’ve been waiting for this book for soooo long and part of the reason is that its the one that finally, finally the kids from both series will get to meet. It happens in the last quarter of the book and immediately you could see how cautious both sides are because of all they’ve been through. Maya gets to meet her twin brother Ash who’s standoffish at first but you can tell he cares because he ends up sticking around and helping the group out.
Two things that disappointed me were the Maya-Daniel-Rafe love triangle and the ending of the book. It felt rushed and after everything the group has been through, the way it all ended seemed like a cop out.
Looking back, The Summoning was one of the first YA books that got me hooked on YA in the first place and its also one of the very first books that I reviewed on this blog back in 2009. I’m sad to see it’s the end for these characters and the world that Kelley Armstrong has created. But on the other hand am looking forward to reading her other series and seeing what she has in store for readers next.(less)