Simone Elkeles

Simone Elkeles is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year.

  • Leaving Paradise

    By Simone Elkeles

    Read by Nick Mondelli and Elizabeth Cottle

    "Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that’s just right" – Booklist

    "...recommended to fans of realistic YA romance." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released March 4, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Return to Paradise

    By Simone Elkeles

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle and Nick Mondelli

    From New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles comes the sequel to Leaving Paradise.

    “Written from Maggie's and Caleb's alternating perspectives, the conversational narratives occasionally contain vulgar language, but they give readers insights into the way the characters think, feel, and act toward one another. Teens will be compelled to continue reading as the angst is vividly played out with all its raw passion, desire, tension, trust, loss, and gain. Maggie and Caleb are great characters, and the supporting cast provides a much-needed backdrop of support and guidance. Maturity and responsibility for one's actions are also important themes. Elkeles gives readers a thoroughly satisfying novel and much to think about.” - School Library Journal

    Released May 20, 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Wild Crush

    By Simone Elkeles

    Read by Em Eldridge and Christian Barillas

    A Wild Cards Novel

    When the only girl you want is the one you can't have...

    "Teens with a taste for romance will eat this up like ice cream on a hot day." - BCCB, on Perfect Chemistry

    Released October 1, 2015
    English, Unabridged