rules of attraction book review
The college is taken utterly for granted, certainly has nothing to do with learning, it is just the faded backdrop for their repetitive evenings of drinking and screwing each other. However, while I really enjoyed this book, it lacked that sizzling, combustible magic that was Perfect Chemistry, for me.Carlos Fuentes is a rebel who loves living on the edge. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Angst, danger, suspense and unexpected love! Loved this even more than Perfect Chemistry! At first glance, this book is pointless. In some books nothing really happens, but it doesn't make the book any less appealing since the characters or situations are so engaging. Rules of Attraction is the companion novel to Perfect Chemistry. 4 1/2 to 5 stars - In Rules of Attraction, Alex's little brother, Carlos, is sent from Mexico by their mom live with his brother, Alex, one of the main characters from the first book in the series, Perfect Chemistry, in Colorado where Alex is going to college. Let’s see there was Thomas, Griggs, Shawn, Josh, Conrad, Dimitri, Alex….well you see where this is going. American Psycho? I want to kill the ugly girls that you're always with. While this book has the ability to stand on it's on, the real genius is how it acts ad a platform that allows ellis's characters (from all other works) to interact with one another outside the narcissism that confines their own stories. Can somebody please explain to me how this is possible? Are you too afraid to come up to me and let me know how you feel? Carlos, you got me breaking the rules! Carlos was also not as sympathetic a character as Alex because I felt like Alex only did bad things because he had no other choice while Carlos acted like a punk just because he wanted to. I think about kissing you, our tongues sliding against each other’s, while your hands are buried in my hair. I just love them!All in all, Rules of Attraction was funny, romantic, angsty, and tugged at my heartstrings, just at the right moments. Following a group of friends as Camden Collage it details their life of partying, drugs, booze and sex. Welcome back. This, to me, is unfortunately not one of these books. Simone Elkeles posted 3 excerpts here: I.Loved.This.Book! Like, At the beginning of the year, I decided that in 2020 I would devote some time to working through my sprawling to-read list, whether that meant actually. Another reader mentions that this book has no center, I'd say he's on target and that it may have been intentional. Although it's crammed with plenty of action, the novel largely portrays the world as a dog-eat-dog environment, and implies that the idea of being loved and cared about is totally daft. I read Perfect Chemistry and fell in love with Alex Fuentes. Rules of Attraction 3. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Simone Elkeles is really connected with her “inner teen”. The book begins and ends in the middle of a sentence, symbolically stating that perhaps the reader should interpret the work as a whole in the same way. Rules of Attraction is the second book in Simone Elkeles' trilogy about the Fuentes brothers. This is book two in the Perfect Chemistry series. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. I didn’t like Carlos much from the snippet I got in Perfect Chemistry and wasn’t sure how much I would like this book, but ended up really enjoying it. Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2012. Say what you will about George R.R. The book is told from the perspectives of various protagonists in a diary-like style on their lives in college over a relatively short period of time (a semester, maybe less). I get it that Ellis wants to tell us exactly that about the lives of the so-called lost generation of the 80`s but I am sure that story could be told in much more elegant and why not interesting way. It's definitely a very interesting book, from its purpose to the way it's executed. Those who complain that this book lacks plot or character growth, have failed to ask why that is. Beauty, nature, architecture would fail to move them at all. And yet, they have this attraction that can't be denied. I don’t think another writer has influenced me as much in the art of immorality (this includes [up]Chuck Palahniuk & even the Marquis de Sade)—in his use of effective, rapid, stylish, unforgettable prose. In Perfect Chemistry, we met Alex Fuentes - the oldest of the three Fuentes brothers but in Rules of Attraction, we get to meet his younger brother, Carlos. I clear my throat, then add, "We it in private." It will for certain be on my favorites list and reading it a second or perhaps a third time is certainly not out of the question. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2016. Packed with page-turning scandal and sharp narration, the book is a strangely intoxicating read that moves from one sensational or bizarre event to another. Yet—THIS IS college. This book makes your insides squirm with embarrassment in the most hilarious form. Boy was I wrong. Carlos is way more trouble than Alex was. but you realize. There's so many great things about this book-the ending, the graphic sex scenes and how Victor is really a boring piece of shit. When I recently read, Ellis is one of those authors that seems to grow in stature as time marches on. It has no plot, it begins and ends in the middle of a sentence, there are too many characters strewn about, too many labels, too many songs, too many places. I will always say "I'm sorry what did you say?" personally, he'll always be the author i laughed at on a regular basis: hilariously pretentious and embarrassingly convinced that pretension equals depth. I'm looking forward to the youngest Fuentes brother's (Luis') book, out on 24th May 2011 16th August 2011:Love the cover! Carlos carries a lot of attitude and resents having to be sent to live with Alex. But because of his unfortunate ties to a Mexican gang, while living in Mexico with his mother and younger brother, he finds himself in trouble, so his mom and uncle ship him to Colorado to live with his older brother Alex. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Plus Donna Tartt reference! To me, it does not succe. Welcome back. I know a lot of parents are like that but it was refreshing to see parents who trust their children and children who trust their parents. He feels like he's been abandoned by so many people in his life that he doesn't want to get close to anyone. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning because I couldn't put the book down, I had to know how it ended. There may be some literary merit to the book that I can't appreciate it because I'm so repulsed by the characters, but I rather doubt it. ), in my mind as Carlos, as he has the same sort of attitude. Martin's long-awaited fantasy installment, Winds of Winter. I spent about a year and a half reading this book, which worked out quite well. High school and college years tend to spin by too quickly and are remembered in spurts like the friendships made, the crushes that came and went, the crisis of the moment that pales in comparison to anything pressing after age 27. 4 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den(This is an Adult-who-enjoys-reliving-the-stirrings-of-first-love-and-self-discovery-during-the-teen-years-through-YA books review)**CONTENT WARNING - Since this is a YA book I will include a warning that this book contains some Sexual, Drug and Alcohol, Course Language and Violent Content - Recommended for Older Teens and Adults who enjoy YA books**Rules of Attraction is the sequel to Perfect Chemistry, and the second book in the “Fuentes Bro. He is forced to move to Boulder, Colorado, to live with his older brother, Alex, to finish off his senior year of high school. You could tell Alex had a heart of gold from the very beginning and his bad attitude was all an act. She loves a challenge, she is sweet but definitely not the type of girl you would look at twice. It seems to lean heavily on the 'shock value' of the characters' lives filled with casual sex and drug use. Rock n' roll. She is smart, funny, strong, determined and caring. It seems that in this 3rd book, Luis Fuentes is the "good boy" with big dreams who falls for the "wrong" girl. I just finished Carlos story and I love his attitude and ego.


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