Sunday, July 21, 2013

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

Elite
Good Reads Summary
Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

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 Thoughts
My rating: 1 of 5 stars


Well, hello thar! This is me, playing catch up on all those books I’d read but haven’t had the time/energy/focus to put my thoughts down on. I simply wish I had something good to talk about right now, because this? This was … was not good. (At all.) 

Mistake #1:

The blurb says Elite is something, something meets The Godfather. It’s something I DEMAND someone TAKE BACK! In no way is such a comparison at all merited; Pacino’s character is rolling in his grave contemplating zombie-hood to teach someone a lesson. Because no, JUST NO - not even close.

Mistake # 2,3,4, so on and so forth...

Then there’s the matter of IT not being that new in any respect. Another NA with a douche lead who blew hot then cold then arctic. Another ‘new girl’  doing a lot of crying and mooning. And doing the exact opposite of what she was thinking. Plus the “families” in this one… the way things were written felt like something more paranormal was coming instead we have this Romeo Juliet thing that’s stretched across generations and even doubled up. Even all those secrets kept for the same length suddenly being revealed in the most dramatic/ annoying way.

I just wasn’t buying it… not the guy, not the girl, not the school and its rules.. not anything really.

So, perhaps my first mistake was picking this one up?

Thank you anyway, netgalley!



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