Thursday, January 10, 2013

Book Review: Elfin by Quinn Loftis

Elfin by the Awesomely Fantabulous Quinn Loftis!

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 questions 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?
Let's do I start this review??!!! Quinn Loftis has created yet another smash series! Elfin, Book 1 in the Elfin Series, blew my socks off. I instantly fell in love with all of the characters especially Elora. She is quirky, speaks her mind and is fiercely protective of her best friend Cassie. Even though her part isn't very large, she definitely makes an impreesion in your mind. She reminds me of someone. Can you guess who =)
Trik is super awesome! His love for Cassie and his people is intense. He is a bad ass when he needs to be and a big softy when the moment calls for it. Cassie is such a sweet character. Her compassion and loyalty towards Trik is endearing. She believes with her whole heart that there is still good in him even though all there Darkness.
Elfin is a great start to this new series by Quinn. It's similar to The Grey Wolves Series in some ways but yet different. I love how she hid Trik's real identity and how his secret come out. The way she describes the Elfin Realm is mindblowing. Bright, vivid colors and unique creatures inhabit the lands. The playful banter between Cassie and Elora from the get-go, drew me into this series and I knew that I would be laughing my head off. And sure enough... I laughed (Quiver Boy!)
SO on that note my lovey readers, I say that if you are a fan of Quinn or are interested in Elves or like what you see here, to pick up your copy of Elfin and enjoy! Elfin is full of surprises and is a great read anytime of day =)
Happy Reading and Happy New Year!!!!
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