Elite, by Mercedes Lackey | Book Review #153

Elite is the second book to Hunter in the Hunter duology. Elite is a Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian. There will be spoilers in this review. You’ve been warned!

Joy wants nothing more than to live and Hunt in Apex City without a target on her back. But a 28450969dangerous new mission assigned by her uncle, the city’s Prefect, may make that impossible.

In addition to her new duties as one of the Elite, Joy is covertly running patrols in the abandoned tunnels and storm sewers under Apex Central. With her large pack of magical hounds, she can fight the monsters breaking through the barriers with the strength of three hunters. Her new assignment takes a dark turn when she finds a body in the sewers: a Psimon with no apparent injury or cause of death.

Reporting the incident makes Joy the uncomfortable object of PsiCorp’s scrutiny—the organization appears more interested in keeping her quiet than investigating. With her old enemy Ace still active in Hunts and the appearance of a Folk Mage who seems to have a particular interest in her, Joy realizes that the Apex conspiracy she uncovered before her Elite trials is anything but gone.

As the body count rises, she has no choice but to seek answers. Joy dives into the mysterious bowels of the city, uncovering secrets with far-reaching consequences for PsiCorp… and all of Apex City.

Prior to reading Elite, I was incredibly excited to read this book!

I was worried about how the beginning of the book would start out. Would it start out how Hunter did, immersing us in the worlds history? It didn’t and I was surprised! As per usual sequels, it goes on with the story while interjecting some of the worlds history. Not all of it, just the vital parts of informations that relate to Elite. Which I found would be perfect for readers who haven’t read Hunter for a while.

Another thing that I really love about this book was that it was packed with action. I would even gather that Elite is more action packed than Hunter was! Which I absolutely loved. I loved that the beginning started in the middle of an action scene, that led to how the rest of the novel would be: Team Work.

The way that Joy works with others in Elite is amazing in my opinion. When Joy works with others, there’s just more to her. It’s like Joy comes alive and asses the situations and expertly works with her teammates to solve the problem. — The problem being how the Othersiders (I’ve forgotten what they’re called, oops) is that they keep on being pest-like.

Another topic that looms over the entirety of Elite, is Ace. Yes, we see Ace again, and what happened is something that I could have never guessed!

There is one thing that I wish the book had talked more about in relation to one of the scenes that had happened, but that’s just my inner reader talking, wanting to know more..

I seriously hope that Elite isn’t the last book in this series. There are so many more things that have to happen. How could Elite just end the way it did?! Agh! I have some serious questions if Elite is the last book; like: “Why? Why is this end? Does it have to end like this??

I loved reading Elite. I’m already ready to re-read Elite!! I loved how the story has progressed. And like I said before, there is so much that still needs to happen. There are quite a few topics of interest that were left unfinished in Elite…so I hope that Elite isn’t the last book.

That’s all for my review of Elite. Have you read Hunter yet? Have you read Elite? If you have, what do you think of the book(s)?

Happy Reading!
Adele

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