Finally, this book has been the longest anticipated book of the year for me. I prepared myself to loose sleep over this book. I started the book the moment Kindle delivered it to my iPhone and just completed reading the book cover to cover. I forced myself to read the book in a slower speed just because I wanted to savor every page and I don’t want the book to end.
Ms. Elkeles did a great job with Chain Reaction. While I was reading the first chapter, I just realized how much I missed her ease manipulation of words. Fantastic cover for Chain Reaction, similar style to the previous two books. Chain Reaction was a good as prior books in the series, no I take that back, it was actually the best out of three. I can’t wait to re-read all three book back to back again.
We continued Fuentes brothers’ journey with Luis Fuentes’ and Nikki Cruz’s story in Chain Reaction. Luis is such a likable character, smart with determination to pursue aeronautics engineering degree from Purdue University to be an astronaut and of course with the famous Fuentes attitude. Luis met Nikki at Alex’s and Brittany’s wedding in Chicago when he was fifteen. The sparks between them were undeniable and due to Nikki’s recent breakup with her boyfriend at that time, Marcos, their relationship did not go any further. When Nikki’s story began, I felt so bad for her and totally understood why she was determined not to fall in love again, especially Luis and trying hard to keep her distance.
Two years later, Luis and her mother moved back to Illinois to be closer to Alex and his family. They even moved back to the exact same house the Fuentes brothers grew up in. Luis was in for a big surprise. The neighborhood cleaned up nicely. I didn’t want to give out too much about the story, all I can say is that it was scandalous. Just like the prior books, Luis did get Nikki at the end and live happily ever after.
Be sure to read the epilogue.