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Review: Elect by Rachel Van DykenElect by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #2
on December 10, 2013
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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Would you die for the one you love?

Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will.

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner . .

My thoughts…

Elect is book two in Rachel Van Dyken’s Eagle Elite series. I’ve been trying to be patient while waiting for this one. The first book ended on such a big cliffhanger and I was left saying no, No, NO!!!!

Having said that I found myself confused while reading this one a few times. I almost felt like I missed something while reading parts of it. There are quite a few twists and turns within it and I’m sure if this is what confused me? I’m still trying to figure it all out.

The love triangle between Nixon, Tracey, and Chase sort of became old after a while. There was just so much going back and forth on Tracey’s part. While I liked both Nixon and Chase I really just wanted her to pick one and be done with it.

As was the same with book one, Elect, ends with another cliffhanger. This one doesn’t seem so big. I sort of saw it coming.

Overall, I liked Elect. I think I could of loved it if it hadn’t been so confusing to me at times. Up next is book three which is entitled Entice. Honestly, I’m not sure if I will be reading it.

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Elite by Rachel Van DykenElite by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite #1
Published by Self Published on April 14, 2013
Pages: 322
Format: eBook
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When I won the annual Eagle Elite College Scholarship lottery, I was thrilled. After all, my grandma had just died and I wanted to take care of my aging grandpa -- he couldn't be a farmer in Wyoming forever. And graduating from Eagle Elite meant opportunity.

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 not look at The Elect.
3. Do not speak to The Elect.

And worst of all? Don't discover the secret they hide, because in the end, you may just realize... it's about you.

My thoughts…

I really, really liked this one. The synopsis drew me in and I was hooked from page one. If I hadn’t started reading Elite so late in the day I could have easily read it in one sitting.

I liked the main characters for the most part. Tracey aka Trace was a bit naive. When she arrives at school she is immediately treated as a charity case. She was accepted into the Elite school after winning the schools lottery.

Nixon and his minions were a bit mean to Trace at first. I really didn’t care for them. Nixon seemed to have an interest in Trace, but wouldn’t show said interest in front of others. I found that he ran hot and cold a lot. It almost felt that he was conflicted most of the time. Wanting to be around her, but then quickly changing his mind.

Somewhere about 3/4’s within the book things sort of took a strange turn. It’s like a big secret was revealed and things quickly changed. People weren’t exactly who you thought they were. Or at least that’s what my impression was.

There is an insta-love element in this one. I’m not a big fan of this. I like it when there is a believable build up for characters to fall in love.

The sexual content is nearly non-existent, but didn’t take away from the story.

Elite ends with a pretty big cliffhanger. I found myself saying No, No, NO! I was unaware of there being another book before I read this one. I was sort of disappointed, but I’ll try to be patient and wait for the next book to come out. 🙂

When you reach the end you’ll get a little taste of the next book. It’s entitled Elect and the prologue is available at the end as a teaser. It left me hungry for more. I’ve heard it will be released sometime in December.

Overall, I really liked this one. If you’re a fan of New Adult I suggest giving Elite a try.

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