Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
Date Read: September 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance
For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .
The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she's ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy -- until it was too late.
Series: Eagle Elite #1
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Fun (BookClub/Kindle)
Overall Rating: 2.00
Story Rating: 1.50
Character Rating: 2.50
First Thought when Finished: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken just was not my cup of tea. Also I would like to know if there is an abbreviation for “One drama too far” (though to be honest this one was about 5 past my limit LOL).
NOTE: I was warned that this book was CRAZY—like put a new meaning behind it. They were not wrong and I can see why people love these with a passion. Evidently I like my crazy in other forms!
Here are things that just didn’t work for me (but work for many others):
1: This was too NA
2: This was a soap opera on steroids (seriously)
3: Not a minute of it was believable (not that I need that but this was just too out there for me)
4: Read the descriptions of books to come and seriously one of the characters gets an HEA that as of right now totally doesn’t deserve it.
5: Let me just end this with I read this in one setting–it was a train wreck but I couldn’t look away! Aka the 2 instead of a 1.
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