Review: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

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Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite (# 1)
Release Date: April 14, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 322
Source: book provided by author for review
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When I won the annual Eagle Elite College Scholarship lottery, I was thrilled. After all, my grandma had just died and I wanted to take care of my aging grandpa — he couldn’t be a farmer in Wyoming forever. And graduating from Eagle Elite meant opportunity.
But I wasn’t counting on meeting Nixon.
Nor was I counting on the rules of the Elect.
1. Do not touch The Elect.
2. Do not look at The Elect.
3. Do not speak to The Elect.
And worst of all? Don’t discover the secret they hide, because in the end, you may just realize… it’s about you.

 

Review: Elite is the first book in the Eagle Elite series. This book introduces many of the main characters that appear throughout the series.

I immediately connected with Tracey Rooks aka Trace, the main character of Elite and the teller of this story. At first she seems like a weak, farm-raised girl who has been sheltered for most of her life. Throughout the story, Trace transforms into a very strong character. At the beginning of the story, she wins a scholarship to Eagle Elite College. Little did she know it would change her life in many ways. She finds out the truth about her family secrets and who she really is with the help of the Elite, a group of college kids that are very popular at the school. I stayed in a love/hate relationship with many of these characters. I connected to a few of them but others I couldn’t care less for because of their actions throughout the book.

It was a bit difficult to read this book because it is a little slow. However, you don’t want to miss it if you plan to read the Eagle Elite series. I must warn you that this series is filled with blood, violence, and a little bit of cursing. I would definitely not recommend this for younger readers, but it is an absolute must for adults!

 

 

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