Author Appreciation Day 27: The Spectacular Simone Elkeles
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Simone Elkeles is the New York Times bestselling author of Perfect Chemistry, the How To Ruin series, and Leaving Paradise. She has a new series, entitled the Fullriders.
Perfect Chemistry is a novel about Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, who are basically at each others throats until they figure out they are in love. The novel is written very well, and it is so dang funny and yet angsty and I just love it. When it comes to contemporary, I love when the couple is just tiptoeing around each other, with NO triangles involved. Well, a two-way triangle, but the other parties really kind of suck in my opinion (not written badly, just don't have ANY chemistry with Brit or Alex) so I see no competition. The series continues onto Alex's younger brothers, Carlos and Luis. So far, I am liking Carlos best out of all three, but...to each their own, I suppose? hehe
The How To Ruin series is about 16-year-old Amy Nelson, who is drug off to Israel to "reconnect" with her estranged father (or Sperm Donor, if you want to be real with me). Based on the cover, and the continuation of the series, you just HAVE to guess she meets a cute boy there. Obviously. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation is sitting on my bookshelf, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm a bad person like that. Hehe
Simone writes in a lovely blend of angst/humor, and it is just my style for "human" books. I am super excited for her Fullriders novels, even though I have no idea what it's about yet. Anyhow!
See you at the bookstore!