Elite (Eagle Elite #1)
But I wasn't counting on meeting Nixon.
Nor was I counting on the rules of the Elect.
1. Do not touch The Elect.
2. Do n...more
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by Rachel Van Dyken (Goodreads Author)
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For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been si…more
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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. [close]
This story was a HOT MESS.
The school Elite is completely BIZARE and not in a good way…more like in a completely unbelievable way. The children who attend are the superrich, the fabulously famous and mafia offspring. Our main character, Trace wins a scholarship to attend. She is a farm girl raised since the age of six by her grandparents, and oh yeah she loves COWS.
Nixon is the head of t...more
I honestly thought that this was a joke book. A mockumentary if you will. It made no sense from the get go, and the dialogue was something maybe a five year old would write.
I'll give you a brief rundown of the plot before I purge this book from my memory. A country girl (Trace) wins a national lottery to go to an elite private school where celebrities and dignitary kids are enrolled....more
"Maybe the world isn't as shiny and fun as you once thought. People are mean. Humanity is a cruel joke, Trace. I'm just trying to prevent them from getting the last laugh."
Let me explain
Every year Eagle Elite College, has a lottery. The winner gets an all expenses paid education at the college, this year the winner is, Trace Rooks. This is her opportunity to make her grandparents proud, by goin...more
" So, I am going to be a prisoner in my grandfather's home?"
"Of course not, You're going to be a prisoner in mine"
I absolutely loved it!!!!!! Elite is full of action, love story like Romeo and Juliet with Godfather situation!
Tracey grew up with her grandparents after her parents were killed when she was 6. She grew up in a ranch. And one fine day, she wins a scholarship to study at Eagle Elite after her grandmother motivated her and stating that it was time she knew who is she....
I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it!
I saw this book a few weeks ago on Amazon and fell in love with the cover. Then I read the description. I was hooked. I was dying to read it. But…I couldn’t. I had a plan…a book plan. I had it planned out (through buddy reads) what I was going to read. So I put this off. But it wasn’t far from my mind. I thought about it daily. Then, I finished a book that was mentally exhausting. I could feel a book funk coming on. As I was f...more
Ok, where do I start?
This book turned out not I was expecting at all and not in a good way!
I do love when an author tries to think outside the box and gives us a fresh take in what could have been the same old formula.
So Trace won a scholarship for the most exclusive college in the world, the college where the kids from the most influential and powerful people in the world go to aka Eagle Elite College.
So to Trace, a farm girl, to win the scholarship, it was like to win the lottery...
Only to dis...more
OH.MY.GOD!!!!!! WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS?!!!!
I had no idea what Elite was about, I just knew it was a Dyken book and figured, light and fuffy? Well, it was so MUCH MORE!
It was adorable
It was intriguing
It was gripping
It was action pack
It was intense!
I LOVED IT!!!
Tracey got a scholarship into a very prestigious college. It’s not your typical college, they wear uniforms, there’s a class system with key cards and cliques. I actually just watched a Korean Drama that had a simila...more
This story was so over the top it might as well been pulled out the authors ass then written.
This is a revised version of my original review. I just had to come back to it, it was bugging me THAT MUCH.
My original review was a rant of just a few key points of the novel that I had issues with. But now a few days and conversations later I am ready to properly explain why I hated this book so m...more
A school for the children of the richest and most influential families in
Aft—what? *listens to earpiece* Oh, I'm sorry, I got it wrong. This isn't Ouran High School, it is, in fact, Deimon High, where everything is controlled by a single fearsome man,
**ARC courtesy of Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
3,5 find-out-who-you-really-are STARS!!
If you have read the synopsis of this book you already know how cryptic this story is... and well, you won't really find out what's really going on completely until almost the end of the book.
Because this is only the first book of the series Eagle Elite and it's all about solving the mystery while you read :)
So I'm not gonna go into too much detail an...more
“They always are,” Nixon replied, lifting my chin with his hand. “But I think I’ll enjoy this one.”
What did I just read.
That book was not what I expected at all.
This book was engaging, terrifying, suspenseful, romantic, utterly depressing and heart-wrenching all at the same time. It feels like my heart got handed to me on a platter… I need the next book NOW. H...more
I literally bought this book minutes after it went live on Amazon, i jumped up and seriously did a little happy dance (okay okay a major big happy dance!) I had been waiting and waiting for this and after all the little snippets Miss van Dyken had been posting for us lately i was dying to read it all together!
Well she definitely did not let us down (as if she could).
Without giving away too much i was at first like wow! that was so cruel, so nasty, what...more
DNF at 5%
Yes, 5%..because with only five percent read, there was:
_Clumsy narration, if Trace is such a genius i was expecting something more fluent than this:
The buildings were huge. Everything was built in old stone and brick. I mean, I’d seen pictures, but they did not even come close to reality. The dorms looked like ritzy hotels.
_Overabuse of cheesiness....
I gave grandpa a watery smile as he reached across the console and grasped my hand within his large worn one. H...more
At the beginning of Elite, I had no idea what was going on. All I knew was that I HAD to find out. Even worse, I HAD to know right then, so of course I didn’t stop reading until I finished. <-- and that’s the reason you see those 5 stars up there!
The main character, Trace, wins a contest that gets her accepted into a prominent and exclusive college. She’s a farm girl and way out of her element. The other students at the college are way different f...more
I have read a couple of Rachel's books already but this one....this one passes them by far!!
Awesome read. Great characters and story outline. And while I did sort of guess what the big secret was - it didn't subtract from the story at all.
Some great one liners and def funny parts - as well as the usual emotions.
Trace - while she was innocent and naïve, she...more
I enjoyed this story although I spent the vast majority of it trying to figure out what the hell the big secret was. I thought I knew and in the end I did, but I had other theories too because sometimes you just never know. There was a little extra twist of a surprise that I was happy for too. I won't share anymore about that than that so I don't spoil it.
It was a good read with se...more
Tracy “Trace” goes away to college after living a quiet and sheltered life with her grandparents. Trace really has not experienced a lot outside of her grandparents’ farm. She really has no clue what a...more
THANK YOU for waking me up from my book funk!!!! I LOVED every page!!!! Got my heart pounding even after the end!!!! Definitely one of my favourite book!!!!! And definitely my kind of read!
Trace's innocence is refreshing!!! Growing up in a ranch with her loving grandparents that she loves dearly, so grateful to them she wants to prove herself to her grandparents, to make them proud.... so when she got accepted to Eagle Elite College, she was very excited and scared.
Surely one of the BEST book i've read this year!!!
Honestly, at first...I didn't expect much from it~
(because i was in a 'book funk' , so i predicted its going to be a boring one)
Shockingly, i was amazed by the story!! （゜◇゜）
I love the mystery and suspense in this, my brain are so itchy trying to figure out what the hell is going on~
(╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ ┬──┬
Nixon is such a hottie, mostly quiet but actually a very dangerous person.
He is now officially one of my book boyfriends!
❤ ❤ ❤ WELCOME TO MY HAREM,...more
"That's a pretty big promise."
"Well, you're a pretty important person. Important people deserve big promises, and you, Trace. You deserve the world."'
Eagle Elite College....a college for the elite. Certainly, no place for a girl from Wyoming.
Tracey Rooks thought winning a scholarship to Eagle Elite College was the chance of a lifetime. A chance to escape the sorrow of the death of her grandmother and...more
Upon arriving at Eagle Elite, Trace realized nothing was what it seemed, and she was right, only she had no idea to what extent! It was as if she’d ent...more
I was expecting another YA/NA kind of book about the rich man whore that fall for the normal inexperienced farm girl.
and that kinda happened... but with WHOLE other plot twists and turns.
Safe to say I was hooked from the first few pages.
"The rules." Chase circling me slowly, making me feel like one of those carcasses the vultures fed on. Fantastic.
"No speaking to the Elect, unless you've been asked to speak to them.
"Who are the-
- Nope. You've already...more
This book really surprised me. I thought this was going to be about high school kids and their cliques but it's actually nothing like that. I started it and read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. I will say that I loved the push and pull of the relationship between Nixon and Trace but their relationship happened way to quickly. They went from hating one another to being madly in love within 2 weeks. That's just unbelievable to me.
I read in a friends review that this book remi...more
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