Elite by Kristen Young ~ Book Review + Giveaway

October 10, 2021

 



About the Book


Book: Elite
Author: Kristen Young
Series: Collective Underground, Book 2
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction
Release Date: September 14, 2021


Where do you find safety when your world is falling apart?


Apprentice Flick thought the Elite Academy was the answer to all her problems. But the revelation of her past turned everything upside down. Now, she is caught between two worlds set on a collision course.


Will she embrace the chaotic memories that flood her every waking moment? Or will she run to the security of her Elite training?


Discovering her parents’ identities takes her to a secret underground bunker where she finds new friends, opportunities, and maybe even love. But Flick must decide where her allegiances lie soon, or the Triumph of Love festival might bring about her demise.

 

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My Thoughts


This book is part of the Collective Underground series. This is the second book and I have to say that you definitely have to read the first one in order to understand what is going on. So unfortunately I was pretty lost in the story and caught on a bit on some parts but it always felt like something was missing. I must say that the author does a great job at creating these characters and this world. She also does a great job at weaving in a theme of faith throughout the story. 

If you enjoy Science Fiction and Dystopian worlds then I definitely recommend you grabbing the first book and then this one so you can fully enjoy the story!

My Rating: 3 Stars/ Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.





About the Author



A Scottish-born Australian author, Kristen Young has worked in children’s and youth ministry for decades. She writes fiction and non-fiction for teens, and always has a notebook on hand to capture stray story ideas. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her family, watching movies with subtitles, and enjoying a little too much chocolate.

 

More from Kristen


“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” G.K. Chesterton.

Why do we write fiction? There are lots of reasons, really. We write because we have something
to say. Maybe we write because we just love creating stories. Perhaps we love to entertain. Or
perhaps we write because the stories want to be heard, and we’re just letting them fly.


Or perhaps we know that people want stories for a deeper reason. When life is hard, and work
is a struggle, and the world seems just a little too difficult, it’s a great time to escape into a
different place. Another world, where even though bad things happen, we know there will be a
happy ending.


The responsibility of authors is a heavy one. Our readers entrust their imaginations to us for a
short time, allowing us to draw them into a different place. We give them people to follow, and
let them see the world through other eyes. Dilemmas, threats, relationships and opportunities
— all of these things provide a journey for readers, and give them the chance to explore
alternate ways of dealing with life’s problems. We give people the thrill of knowing that even
under the heaviest challenges, there is a chance to grow and survive.


Chesterton said that children didn’t need to learn about dragons, but to know the dragons could
be overcome. Perhaps even as adults we need a little bit of that, too.



Blog Stops


Texas Book-aholic, September 30

Artistic Nobody, September 30 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 1

Inklings and notions, October 2

Inside the Wong Mind, October 2

For Him and My Family, October 3

deb’s Book Review, October 4

Library Lady Kid’s Lit, October 5

Simple Harvest Reads, October 5 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 6

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 7

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 8

Blogging With Carol , October 8

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 9

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 10

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 11

Worthy2Read, October 11

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 12

Through the fire blogs, October 13





Giveaway




To celebrate her tour, Kristen is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/11dca/elite-celebration-tour-giveaway




5 comments

  1. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, dystopian sci=fi is one of my favorite genres and this book sounds like a must read for me

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  3. Thanks for sharing your honest review!

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  4. I'll tell my brother about this. He like this kind of book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.

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