Elite Review


Title: Elite

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AuthorRachel Van Dyken

Published:  2013 by Grand Central Publishing

Genre:  New Adult, Romance, Fiction

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Tracey got accepted to a prestige and unique college, Eagle Elite University.  This is the place where famous and privileged students and their children go.  It’s a bit of a different experience for Tracey than the famous/rich kids though, because Tracey is there on a scholarship.  The fact that her grandfather has to drive through a security gate just to drop her off starts ringing bells in my head.  What kind of school is this?

Tracey gets an extremely rude welcoming by a few young men, including Nixon, the student body president.  The bullying starts immediately, and is out of control.  Not only that, but the teachers look the other way when it happens.  Tracey notices other odd things, such as underage drinking at school events.  Sick of being pushed around by Nixon, who seems to be the ringleader of the bullying, Tracey finally sticks up for herself, which is uncommon here, and things start to change…

Yay, no more book slump!  I read this book in two days while moving with three kids, that’s how good it was.  Finally, characters I could connect with and a story I could get lost in.  I also love that the story is not at all what you expect, that’s why I’m not saying too much about it.  I love surprises.  The one thing that bugged me was that Tracey cried a lot, but then I thought more about it and I would probably cry if I was in those situations myself.

Elite is definitely a book to read; and good news is it’s the first in a series!  Can’t wait to see what comes next.

My Rating:  4 ½ out of 5 stars




*****I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*****

4 thoughts on “Elite Review

  1. I’ve been wondering about this series… I’m so nervous to try out NA books because 18-24 year olds annoy me so much (I think it’s just bitterness at all the failed promise of my life.).

    Is there any humor in the writing? I read some of this author’s historical romances and found them hysterically funny. I’d be willing to give NA a try if it comes with humor. 🙂

    • This was my first NA experience! I actually looked it up, I was like, what is New Adult? lol. A little humor, but not too much. At the same time though, I didn’t leave the book feeling depressed, just wanting more of the story. 🙂

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