(ARC Review + Giveway) Elements of Chemistry #3: Capture by Penny Reid

18 May 2015

Book Title: Capture
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #3
Release Date: May 16th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, College Romance, Humor
Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the third part in a three part series; it is 70k words.

Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015.
Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 30, 2015.
Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.




  "We'd shared a beautiful week. Because of him I was on a new path, a path I loved." 

 I'm still feeling a little raw from all the emotions that this book has just put me through, not to mention I stayed up till 4 a.m. to finish reading this because God forbid I could NOT put it down! I don't know how else to say it but I LOVE this series. I love it that I absolutely want everybody to read it. I'm irrevocably in love with Katy & Martin's journey and Penny Reid's writing that I wish it was an actual person that I could marry. 


 I'll try to keep this as spoiler-free as I can because Capture continues on from that terrible cliffy ending of the previous instalment, Heat and needless to say, this proved to be an agonizing read once I jumped back into it. The story follows with a mini time jump after the heartbreaking event that transpired between Katy & Martin at the end of Heat and the third instalment here has now shifted into the next gear for these two. I'd like to say this final instalment heavily focused on them growing as individuals and gravitated towards a self-discovery journey more than anything. 

 I'll admit, I'm usually not a fan of time-jumps but personally I felt it was a necessary move on the author's part here to allow the story to roll with the direction the read was heading towards to. It was also done in a transitional phase and as a reader, I was still being fed with little details of what occurred during that time-jump so it didn't feel like I missed out on anything important. Both Katy & Martin had come a long way since we first met them and I truly enjoyed reading how their relationship was being tested in this final instalment. No doubt it's the most angsty one among all three but it was such a healthy dose of angst that wasn't stemmed from OTT drama. Instead it came from a realistic place of two young individuals who were navigating and figuring out their lives at this point.


 What I loved most about the entire series was how it encompassed all these different elements and having them pieced together beautifully, it was evident that Katy & Martin's entire journey flowed perfectly between each instalment. It was an evolution of kinds that started out as fun and flirty which then grew to a crescendo of intensity laced with heat and lastly, bracing through a massive storm before we hit to the rainbow at the end. That being said, I can appreciate why the author would break this series into 3 parts adequately because each part was unique on its own and every instalment had me overcome with a different set of emotions.


 Reading this series was like taking a roadtrip with my best friend; it was a journey that I knew I'd enjoy but having its unpredictable moments and living through its ups and downs was what made the entire journey unforgettable and ultimately bittersweet by the end of it. Added on with Penny's intelligent writing that brings these characters to life, I'd say it's a no-brainer for me to classify Elements of Chemistry as one of my top NA series for the year.
Overall a 5-stars series for me, hands down.


 With the final instalment out, I would definitely urge everyone to pick this series up and be ready to smile, laugh, swoon and cry over these amazing characters that I've come to love so dearly. Not only will I miss Katy & Martin but the side characters such as Sam and Abram will be some whom I'll terribly missed as much :( 

  Dear Penny, if you're reading this, please please please write a spinoff novella on these two!! You can't just write these incredible characters & leave us with no more!

In a nutshell, I'd highly recommend this series to everyone who loves their reads to be filled with intelligent wit, humor, steam and angst. It's the perfect package seriously, what more can I say ;) I still can't believe this is Penny Reid's first attempt at the NA genre because if it's any indication at all, she is masterful at her craft. 

 I truly hope y'all will enjoy this ride as much as I did and allow this series to capture your heart like it did to mine ♥ 


  Elements of Chemistry: Capture is the third & final part of a trilogy series called Hypothesis and each instalment will be released within a month of each other. 
This series is a NA contemporary romance read. 

  ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

EoC: Capture is also officially stamped as one of our Best Read of 2015

Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015 
Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 24, 2015. 
Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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