Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well that was amazing! This book didn't make a whole lot of sense at the beginning because the author didn't want to give away the whole plot from the start, but there was just something so mysterious about Eagle Elite. So that's probably why I stayed up until 2AM to finish reading it!!
Trace Rooks wins the lottery and is set to attend Eagle Elite in Chicago. She's a farm girl from Wyoming and isn't used to the big city. She thought she was your average everyday girl wanting to get a decent education to support her grandfather, the only family she believes she has left.
Cue the super hot, super yummy, super douchey Nixon Abandonato. He is the sole reason that the majority of the women race loves a bad boy. The only problem: he's a total a** to Trace!! But it's because she doesn't remember. She doesn't know who he is. She's been brainwashed to believe something just far enough from the truth to be believable. And when I say brainwashed I don't mean for it to sound so negative. It was just her Grandpa who wanted to protect her.
I don't want to go too in depth because I don't want to spoil anything for anybody. But let me just say that the way the plot twists from one to the next was pretty cool. I was kind of expecting what happened to happen but then there are so many things that can take place in a book that you've gotta keep your mind wide open.
I think Rachel Van Dyken is a brilliant young/new adult romance writer. She's on my top 10 favorite authors right now. She's just got this super creative writing style that pulls you in.
Overall, I think this book is worth reading for anyone interested in a little bit of young love mixed with some dangerous people. I couldn't go to bed until I finished it... It was that good! There is a sequel and I'm so pumped for it!! It's called
Read by Taryn Lee on November 28, 2013
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