Books for National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part II

Sarah already gave you her list of books to help you celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month but here’s my list.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Brittany Ellis is the perfect blonde princess.  Her perfect life has been crafted by her parents but everything changes when she meets Alex Fuentes.  Alex is from the wrong side of the tracks and everything Brittany’s parents want her to avoid but Alex and Brittany have perfect chemistry and nothing is going to keep them apart.  Perfect Chemistry is the first book in Elkeles popular series about the Fuentes brothers.  Alex and Brittany’s relationship is sweet but there is just something about these books that didn’t quite work for me.

Final Rating: Two Goblins

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ocler
Jude Hernandez has been told all her life to avoid the Vargas brothers.  Jude has always listen to the warnings but when her father becomes ill Jude hires on the forbidden brothers to help restore a vintage motorcycle in hopes to help her father.  The two quickly go from attraction to love and Jude must decide if her loyalty is going to be with her family or the boy she loves.  Jude is the perfect teenage girl character trying to find her place in the world and Emilio is the kind of misunderstood love interest that makes me love YA romances.  This book is just a great read.

Final Rating: Two Fairies

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith 
Teenage restauranteur, Quincie Morris, is trying to save her family’s business after her parents sudden death.  Quincie’s uncle hires a new mysterious chef that may be cooking more than just food into his specialized dishes.  Quincie with the help of her werewolf best friend, Kieren, uncovers a vampire conspiracy and most work together to stop their small Texas town to be overrun by the undead.  I love Smith’s sin on the classic Dracula story and Quincie and Kieren’s transition from friend to more is entirely swoony.

Final Rating: One Unicorn

Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
Annie Lucas’s life is changing.  Her father has just taken a job as a pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals.  She has to move across the country, go to a new school, and deal with Jason Brody.  Jason is the team’s bad boy that her father is trying to help turn into star player.  He should be entirely off limits but Annie can’t stay away.  The more time they spent together the more sparks fly.  This is one of those cheesy, girly romances that I totally devour.  Julie Cross has a way with romances.  I love the characters, their problems, and their sizzling romance.  This is just an enjoyable read.

Final Rating: Two Fairies

Fire and Thorns Series by Rae Carson
Princess Elisa is the Jewel Bearer.  She has been chosen by God do something great.  Her father and sister are not sure what to do with Elisa and marry her off to a worldly king.  Elisa is drawn into his world and quickly finds her own adventure filled with action and romance.  Carson will grab from page one and doesn’t let you go.  Elisa story is beautifully realistic and her transformation from lost teen to a strong adult queen is believable.  Plus, I have a full blown book crush on Hector.

Series Final Rating: Two Fairies   

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