Elite - Rachel Van Dyken I really wanted to like this one. In the end, I couldn't give it more than 2-2.5 stars. I felt like it was all over the place. I spent most of the book confused and not sure what the heck was going on. In the end, I'm still not 100% sure what happened. The "college" felt more like an exclusive high school. Who wears uniforms in college? Trace was a hot mess. How she could really not figure out mafia after half the events in the book was beyond me. I mean Nixon's name alone screamed it. Also, I'm kind of tired of the "keeping secrets for your own good" story-lines. How is that ever good when knowledge will make it easier to protect yourself? The scene toward the end where she starts making out and almost sleeping with Trace after she was almost raped by someone else? Um no. That was a bit disturbing. Maybe the next one will be better?