Thursday, September 10, 2009

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Alex is a gangbanger, Brittney a little rich princess, together they equal star crossed love. The story is told from both of their perspectives and we soon discover appearances can be very deceiving. Not to mention, kind of hot.

Teen girls will gobble this up and pass it on to all of their friends. It is total teen girl wish fulfillment. Hot bad boy, good girl more complicated than she appears, love that conquers all. It wasn't quite my cup of tea, a little too melodramatic, but that is a taste thing - not a fault of the book. The dialogue was a tad unrealistic, but I find it often is in romances and so I think that those looking for a romance won't mind. I was breezing through it until about the half way point and that's when it all got a bit much for me.

But what I really want to talk about is the cover. Hot Latino teen boy, check. Hot white chick, check. So far so good people. I'm loving the pose of the couple. I'm loving their intensity. Ok, moving on...Hot Latino teen boy with Supposed Latino teen gang kid with tribal tattoos?!? Yes people. It is true. Apparently if you are in the Latino Bloods you do not go with the regular gang tattoos you go tribal. (*Urgent Update* I can't seem to find the cover which graces my personal copy online - it all has another cover which appears to have a much more appropriate tattoo. Apparently someone went wtf is this sh*t and changed it. Hmmm, does that mean I got some reject cover? And if so, rant over, but what's up with me getting some crazy defect cover?)

If you click on the picture it is a lot less blurry. I could not find a picture big enough to really examine the replacement tattoo. And, in full disclosure, it's not like I'm some gang tattoo expert (because I know you were all thinking I totally was ha ha) I just feel strongly that they don't sport tribal tattoos that hit their height of popularity in 1995).

What I can say is it has the absolute, most awesome, best ever book trailer. Sassy and sarcastic. Me like. HOWEVER, if you watch the book trailer you will see that the book the kids are holding looks suspiciously like the copy I have. El Scandaloso!

Book Source: Tayshas Review Copy

1 comment:

Kerry said...

I read this one a while back. I'll have to go and see what tat is on the cover. :)