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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
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Jun 24, 10

bookshelves: ya-fiction, favourites, contemporary, romance
Read from June 21 to 24, 2010

To say that I loved this book, would probably be the understatement of the year.But I'll go right ahead and say it anyway : I completely and utterly loved this book!!!

There was not the slightest blemish in Elkeles's story and characters.
She(Brittany)-is one of the very few female book characters I like.I like her because she had the courage to admit that she was so unhappy and lonely in her life, even though she seemed to have it all.I like her because of the way she loved and cared for her sister.I like her because she didn't fall into bad boy's arms right from the beginning, thus staying true to herself and not doing something completely out of character.In fact, at the beginning she seems genuinely displeased to be near him in class.I loved that she was Brittany Ellis, from the very start to the every end.
He(Alex)-I like him because he was loving and caring.I like him because he was tough and crude.I like him because he gave up everything to be with the woman he loves.I like him because of the way he cared for her friends, even though he had no obligation to.I like him because he sacrificed himself at a very young age to protect his family.I like him because he is a bad boy.I like him in spite of that.

This is the first book I read by Elkeles, and I must say that her writing blew me away!I was sad every time I had to put the book down and I was ecstatic when I picked it up again.The narration alternates between Alex's and Brittany's POVs, something I always like in books as it makes writing more fluid and reading more interesting and fun.But what I love most about Elkeles's story is that she wrote about a love so perfect and unique,deriving from BOTH Brittany's and Alex's personal sacrifices.In most books, you see the guy sacrificing everything to be with the girl, to love her and protect her,and she just stands there waiting for it,doing nothing to deserve it.In Perfect Chemistry both Brittany and Alex fought tooth and nail to be together, even if that meant giving up their lives fot it.They wanted it so bad and they did everything in their power to keep it.That was what made this book so amazing:describing a type of love that is never simple and easy,but a love so passionate and strong you'd give your life to keep from dying.

Perfect Chemistry is the best non supernatural YA book of 2010 for me so far.Absolutely brilliant!
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Reading Progress

06/22/2010 page 110
31.0% "OMG,this is so good!"
06/23/2010 page 252
70.0% ""Don't call my name,don't call my name,Alejandro...""
06/24/2010 page 350
97.0% "There are some very rare and cherished occasions that you wish there were more than 5 stars in the rating system to rate a book. This is one of those times."

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Fani diavazeis esy romance? den to pisteyw:)
Perimenw entypwseis giati vlepw oti polloi filoi edw sto GR to exw va8mologhsei me 5 asteria.


AtenRa Kala,den exw dei kanena ma kanena leme twra na pei asxhma logia giayto to vivlio.Opote den yphrxe periptwsh na mh to diavasw, kai arga to epiasa.Den exw provlhma me to romance.Apla na mh xwneis to supernatural stoixeio mesa enw den exei kamia douleia na einai ekei ,afou to mono pou thes na grapseis sthn ousia einai romance.Ayto pou leei oti einai romance apo thn arxh kai to xerw, den me xalaei katholou.
Den xerw an me katalaves, nomizw oti oute egw h idia den me katalava.... :)


Fani me vlepw na to agorazw ayto kai na fantasteis, oyte poy to eixa akoysei pote.

Kala, akoyw twra to Halfway to the Grave kai nomizw oti mallon 8a soy aresei. Einai san th Sookie gia enhlikes (exei ligo crude glwssa se kapoies stigmes den kserw poso to antexeis ayto), alla moy fainetai h prwtagwnistria ligo pio antipa8htikh apo thn Sookie. Kai apo drash, an eksairesw ena mikro kommati, exei arketh.


AtenRa Pio antipathhtikh apo th Sookie???Den xerw an antexw :)

To Perfect Chemistry einai teleio mexri stigmhs!Alla exei kai high school drama mesa opote den xerw an tha sou aresei.


Fani Dystyxws, egw mexri twra den th exw sympa8hsei pantws. H istoria einai oti o pateras ths htan vampire poy viase th mhtera ths kai ws ek toytoy ayth misei ola ta vampire kai 8elei na ta skotwsei. Kai synanta ton hrwa, ton Bones poy einai vampire kai prospa8ei na thn peisei oti opws oloi oi an8rwpoi den einai oloi kaloi h kakoi, to idio isxyei kai me ta vampire alla ayth den akoyei koyventa. Twra poy eimai sth mesh peripoy arxise na symazeyetai. Kai exei to idio styl me th Sookie poy sth dinei, oti OLOI oi antres th 8eloyn san treloi:)

Tespa, den einai kako kai exei poly drash kai arketo gelio se kapoies stigmes. Sto gymnasthrio dhladh me piasan kati gelia kai evaza thn petseta sth moyrh kai kala na skoypistw gia na mh ginw rompa. Genikws moy einai endiaferon xwris omws na exw trela8ei. Opws eipa omws kai allh fora egw den eimai toso twn light kai isws 8elw ligo xrono parapanw na to synh8isw, eidika epeidh perimena kati allo teleiws.

Diavazw epishs gia 2h fora to No Rest for the Wicked, apo th seira ths Kresley Cole kai einai allh klash entelws. Ase poy exei non-stop drash synexeia; san tainia einai pio poly para san vivlio. Prepei na thn dokimaseis ayth th seira.


AtenRa Vasika to skeftomoun gia ths Kresley Cole giati to prwto ths exei sto play 4.5 E. Alla den nomizw oti eimai gia UF ayth th stigmh.Ase pou exw kai 2-3 vivlia pou perimenw na mou erthoun gia review kai prepei na ta diavasw mesa se 1 evdomada.Exw kai kapoia alla YA pou prepei na diavasw giati ta exw poly kairo sto nou mou.Alla einai sti lista mou kai tha ta diavasw stadar kapoia stigmh.
Ths Cole yparxoun se audio book?Mhpws na to akouga se kamia paralia...


message 7: by Fani (last edited Jun 22, 2010 10:17AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Kresley Cole se audiobook ap'oso kserw oxi ektos kai yparxei tipote paranomo se internet (copy apo CDs). Alla nomizw pws oyte ekei 8a vreis. Aksizei omws. Eilikrina den eimai sigoyrh oti exw piasei kala ton orismo toy UF: to idio zeygari na yparxei se ola ta vivlia nomiza oti htan arxika, alla katalavainw oti mallon kanw la8os, etsi?
Sth seira IAD, exei diaforetika zeygaria se ka8e vivlio kai kapoioi hrwes apo ta palia emfanizontai sta nea, alla fainetai kapoia stigmh sto 4-5 oti yparxei istoria koinh poy trexei pisw ap'ola. AYto thn kanei UF?

Grafeis reviews se kapoio site h periodiko epishma dhladh? Cool:)


AtenRa Vasika oxi, apla eimai administrator toy International Book Tours, enw site pou kanei vivlia ARC(advanced reader's copy)tour se olo ton kosmo, kai exw parei meros se merika.Alla ta vivlia einai mono YA.

http://internationalbooktours.blogspo...

an thes na rixeis mia matia.

UF(urban fantasy)einai px.ta vivlia ths Kim Harrison,ths Laurell K.Hamilton(ta palia, giati twra pleon einai erotica),ths Frost, ths Cole fadazomai, tetoioy styl.Ston pragmatiko kosmo,me synhthws kick ass heroine(vampire hunter h kati paromoio).


Fani Ths Cole pantws den asxoloyntai ka8oloy me humans, mono me fantastika plasmata. Kai milame gia apisteyth drash! Kamia sxesh me kanena allo poy exw diavasei.


message 10: by Fani (new) - rated it 5 stars

Fani Ok, me ksapesteile o gios moy gia na paiksei paixnidi sto laptop:)
kalo vrady kai me th nikh!


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