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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Some Random Things and a Mini Review of Rules of Attraction

Okay, so first off I was spotlighted by Kristen at Bookworming in the 21st Century today as her Sunday Spotlight post! Go check it out here. Thanks Kristen!

Okay, so for me it is now officially summer (WHOOOO!), which means that I'm probably going to be reading a LOT more than usual, and they're going to be mostly books that I bought. See, I'm weird in that when I buy a book I don't just read it right after, I save it. Summer is when I read all of the books that I've been saving since January. And let me tell you, there are a LOT. So basically you'll be seeing a lot more newer books being reviewed, and a lot more of Source: Bought.

Also, there is no IMM for me this week because I didn't get any books! For the first time since I started blogging. So, hopefully next week is better!

Now for the mini review:

Title: Rules of Attraction
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: April 2010
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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. 

Let me start with professing my undying love to Perfect Chemistry. It's one of my all time favorites and nothing could ever replace it in my heart. But man does Rules of Attraction come close. It's very similar to Perfect Chemistry but it's so different. Carlos and Alex are definitely not the same, as well as Brittany and Kiara, but I love them all. And the sexual tension! There were some things that I felt were a bit too unexpected in that there really wasn't any buildup, and the transition from "I don't really like you" to "I think I love you" was a bit strange as well but those things are minor. Basically, I read it in one sitting and loved it! 4.5 Stars!


  1. I don't usually read books like Rules of Attraction, but I've heard of this one before, and for some reason I want to read it. Maybe it's the cover? :P

  2. Thanks for your review, I need to get a copy of Rules of Attraction. I'm with you that Perfect Chemistry was AWESOME, so I've been wary of picking up this one, afraid it wouldn't be even nearly as good. Seems like I don't have a whole lot to worry about!

  3. I got RULES OF ATTRACTION just yesterday!
    I'm especially excited to read it now because of your great review. Thanks. :)
    Love, Hannah

  4. I saw your interview with Kristen and decided to come over and tell you that I loved your comment about reviewing older titles because a good book is a good book. I also liked you mini review of Rules of Attraction. Have a great week.


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