Google+ Reading Teen: Amy's Summer Reads: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken and King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

Monday, August 26, 2013

Amy's Summer Reads: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken and King Hall by Scarlett Dawn

File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (July 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Buy it on Amazon Kindle 
  • A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

  • King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

  • Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

  • Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realizes the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

This book was fascinating! So much going on with King Hall. The characters were great, story line was detailed and the writing was pretty good.

King Hall is about a girl named Lily who is a shifter with a big secret. She goes to a different kind high school, were others like herself, go to learn more about their powers and strengths. They are trained in battle, history of origin, and how to max out their strengths to the fullest. Of course, it's like any other high school full of teen angst, drama, romance, gossip, cliques and so on. 

I really enjoyed this book. The synopsis above pretty much says it all. It was a fun read full of surprises and action, with some strong sexual tension thrown in. 

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484125460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484125465
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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. *This is a New Adult Book, blood, violence, cursing, sexual references, and drug use. Not recommended for those under 17*

Elite was a pretty good book. I'm a fan of Rachel Van Dyken author of The Bet, and upcoming The Wager. She can write a pretty sweet love story. Elite is different than her other books, not so much romantic, but more bullying with romance. The main female, Tracey Rooks, was very naive and innocent. She starts Eagle Elite College and everything changes for her. Tracey meets Nixon and his group of bullies. Seriously, these push her around, call her degrading names, touch her inappropriately and so on. I was surprised when the leader of the pack Nixon (who is very mean to Tracey at first) starts to play nice, and she almost instantly trusts him. It's a little unnerving. Despite all this, I still enjoyed the book. Tracey's innocence and naivety doesn't last long, I'm guessing most girls grow a lot when going to college. There are some twists and turns that keep you guessing, and the romance is pretty good. Don't hesitate to pick this young adult book up, it's worth the read.

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