I have heard a lot of good things about this book and this series and although I am not a fan of YA, especially when romance is involved, I decided to give this book a go. Maybe it was all the hype and expectations I had, but when reading I kept thinking "what's all the fuss about?" because although I thought it was okay, I don't think I would ever rhapsodise about it.
But I did enjoy it and I think it had some really great and heart wrenching moments in it. I liked Alex, he had the smouldering bad boy with a heart of gold thing going on; he tries to do right by his family and those he loves with the limited choices he has. Brittany...sometimes I would like her, the moments between her and her sister were really beautiful other times she just annoyed the crap out of me. Together...I just never saw the "perfect chemistry" Brittany always seemed to be trying to change him by manipulating him, some of which I understand, he was in a gang after all, and Alex seemed more concerned with how amazing her body was, again I understand he was an 18 year old guy after all! But, I still didn't feel it.
This review is coming out a bit more negatively then I meant it to, but it just didn't click for me it was a but cliche, the characters although interesting and did have real depth, just didn't seem to fit as perfectly as I expected and it was all tied up a little too neatly at the end.