Friday, February 1, 2013

Elfin Review

Title: Elfin

Author: Quinn Loftis

Series: The Elfin #1

Publisher: Quinn Loftis

Release date: December 23, 2012


Synopsis from

Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves.

He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves.

Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided. For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen.

Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep. The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be.

The question must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands?

My Thoughts:

I would say that the rating is more of a 4.5/5.  It was almost a 5 but I found some grammatical errors and a bit of cheesiness at the end of the story.  Aside from that, I thoroughly enjoyed Elfin.  The writing style was great with vivid descriptions of the world that the author created.  I loved the characterization.  The author really put  some thought about describing most of the characters especially their actions, routines, habits, and etc.  The romance part of the story was fantastic.  There were some moments that were heart wrenching, a lot of humorous scenes, action packed, and swoon worthy romantic scenes that I wished I was the CHOSEN one.  I loved Elora's character (Heroine's friend).  She's got great spunk and I'm hoping that she'll have her own book.  Looking forward to reading the next book.

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