5 Star Review: Elite (Eagle Elite, #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Monday, 15 September 2014
Elite (Eagle Elite, #1)Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A story of lies and deception, violence and death; welcome to Eagle Elite College and more importantly, The Elect.

Tracey Rooks' life is uncomplicated. Living on a farm with her Grandfather, she is protected by the simplicity of her lifestyle, that is until she wins a scholarship to Eagle Elite College.

Trace arrives at Eagle Elite and immediately questions whether she's made the right decision to leave the farm. Upon her arrival, she is met by The Elect's leader, Nixon, and hearing The Elect's rules, Trace knows her life won't be the same again. Despite his behaviour, Trace is drawn to Nixon and finding herself rooming with his sister, she finds it impossible to avoid him.

Nixon and his friends are domineering, intimidating and powerful and just the type of boys she knows she should avoid but together with Monroe, Nixon's sister, she is thrust into their lives and their lifestyle.

Nixon is charismatic and together his his friend Chase, Trace starts to enjoy their company but suffers for her alliance at the hands of one of Nixon's so called 'friends' and the rest of the student body.

This story is fast paced, full of twists and turns and it takes you on a completely unexpected journey. It's hard to review without spoiling the story but it is a truly magical and memorable book. It's a YA read and light on the sexual content but at the same time it's a beautiful story which pulls you in to the lives, emotions and heartbreak of Trace and Nixon. It includes elements of violence and some references to punishments and killings.

I can't wait for the next instalment to feed my new found Elect obsession.

Copy provided by Netgalley/author in return for an honest review.

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