Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
OH.MY.GOD!!!!!! WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS?!!!!
I had no idea what Elite was about, I just knew it was a Dyken book and figured, light and fuffy? Well, it was so MUCH MORE!
It was adorable
It was intriguing
It was gripping
It was action pack
It was intense!
I LOVED IT!!!
Tracey got a scholarship into a very prestigious college. It’s not your typical college, they wear uniforms, there’s a class system with key cards and cliques. I actually just watched a Korean Drama that had a similar story line and I loved it, so Elite was a home-run for me too.
Since Tracey is on scholarship, she’s kind of the odd duck out. Nixon is the head man on campus, everyone respects him and he kind of rules the school. For some reason, Nixon gives Tracy a hard time and she doesn’t know why.
How adorable is the story line? Damsel in distress, Hero picking on the Heroine and Heroine just going through the emotions… yes please! I simply devour plots like these. The book was good from start to finish. The beginning was hilarious! Nixon did pretty mean things to Tracy and the things that were done to Tracy were just down right horrible, but in a funny good way. Who doesn’t want to read about a mob throwing eggs at the Heroine?
Of course there’s a reason for everything and when you find out, the book only becomes more entertaining. Plot twist like these hold a place in my heart, I really do enjoy them. To me it’s like stepping into another world and I can just become a part of it. Let’s just say, Nixon is very mysterious and dangerous.
I was never bored, I was never frustrated and I was entrained throughout. You want to know if there is a love triangle? Kind of… not really. There’s always the Hero’s best friend right? Chase is in the picture, but it’s really a small glimmer (something I can handle).
Is there a cliffy? Not really, closed one. Will I go to book 2? HECK YEAH!
I even love the cover, although it didn’t really tie in with the story, but the models were much better than the original.
The down side of the book… realistic? No. Do I care? Hell no! Give me fantasy, thank you very much!
It’s a great book and Dyken is amaze balls.
An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
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