Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

Elite by Rachel Van Dykenfive-stars

Elite Series: Eagle Elite #1
on July 9, 2013
Pages: 277

Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 39 minutes

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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.

My Review

I was once the new girl at school, but it was nothing like this. At Elite, the new girl gets tortured, teased, humiliated, assaulted, bullied and drugged. Well, I guess, what do we expect when the Chicago and Sicilian mafia are involved?

This is a story of a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Rachel Van Dyken pulled blinding, ugly tears out of me as I read Trace’s tragic story. I have to say thanks for the few giggles that eased the pain at the right times.

This was my first read by this author. I have several of her books, which have no catapulted up my reading list, including the sequels to this book. The writing style was youthful and believable. New Adult at its finest!

I reviewed a galley copy in eBook form of the new paperback released October 14, 2014. The eBook version has a different cover and was released July 9, 2013.


About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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