Thursday, August 20, 2015

Book Review: Elfin (Elfin Series Book 1) by Quinn Loftis

Elfin Series Book 1
Title: Elfin
Author: Quinn Loftis
Series: Elfin Series Book 1
Pages: 248
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

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?

Cassie Tate is a good girl, she doesn't get into trouble and makes good grades. She is just your normal, average eighteen year old, or is she? Turns out, she apparently has a "chosen" who is not so average or normal.

Trick is a dark elf assassin that actually likes what he does. Remorse, never heard of it! He just does whatever the dark elf king asks him to, that is until he meets his chosen.

Trick has stayed in the darkness for centuries and has somehow managed to be paired with Cassie, the manifestation of all things good. Throughout the book, Trick struggles with accepting Cassie, because he believes that he doesn't deserve her. The actual struggle that takes place within Trick about whether or not to change his evil ways helps make him a more dynamic character.

To me, Trick seemed much more real than Cassie. Throughout the whole book, Cassie is made out to be extremely good.....and pure........and angelic (You might as well picture her with a halo!). On the other hand, Trick struggles with what is right and what is wrong. He doesn't believe he is worthy of Cassie. He needs to overcome his darkness and realize that Cassie does have some faults.

Overall, I enjoyed Elfin! I have read the first three books of Loftis' The Grey Wolves Series, and her writing is definitely hers! In Elfin, Cassie has a snarky best friend that reminds me of Jen (TGWS), but toned down a bit. I have come to the realization that I really like Loftis' writing, and that I need to get a hold of more of her books!!!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Finds! (#6)

Every Friday I try to find two free books that sound interesting. Now be aware, they are free when I post these, but unfortunately prices do change. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these two books I found this week!

Undraland by Mary E. Twomey

Book Description (From Goodreads)

After her parents and twin brother died a year ago, Lucy Kincaid was determined to put together a normal life for herself. With her heart set on college life, Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia. When Jens, a handsome yet irritable stranger, saves her life, Lucy’s gratitude is cut short when he abducts her, taking her to a land filled with people and creatures she remembers from bedtime stories she assumed were just Scandinavian folklore. Jens takes Lucy to a world she never expected, and cannot escape. Undraland is teeming with oversized garden gnomes, warrior elves, N√łkken, Fossegrimens, and worst of all, Sirens. Lucy goes further and further down the rabbit hole until she signs up to join a band of thieves bent on taking down Pesta, the last Siren.

My Thoughts

Undraland sounds as if it would be full of some fantastic imagery. This new world that Lucy is brought into is full of garden gnomes, warrior elves, Nokken, Fossengrimens, and Sirens. I have no clue what Nokken and fossengrimens are, but I would love to find out! 

Also, Jens didn't save Lucy and abduct her for no reason (at least I'm hoping). So then, why did he take her to this world, and what connection does she have to it?


Fated Truth by Tasha Gwartney

Volume one of the True Witch Saga

Book Description (From Goodreads)

Living in a world never truly meant for her, Ella Reese has tried her whole life to fit into the mold her parents wanted, and not stand out in a small town where gossip reigned supreme. Despised for what she is, she will be lucky to make it through her senior year alive. However, Ella suddenly finds herself thrust onto a journey where she not only discovers she is a powerful True Witch but a life mate has also been chosen for her. Slowly falling for her soul mate, the Sexy Nordic God lookalike, Jaxx. While trying not to give into the naughty urges that are screaming throughout her mind… Ella is reunited with a family who accepts her for exactly who she is. Ella starts to find comfort in this new life and love she has found, right before her world is ripped apart. As she travels the path Fate has set her on… Chances must be taken. Decisions must be made. Death stalks her every step but she must uncover the secrets hidden from her or die trying.

My Thoughts

-Girl that doesn't feel like she belongs...........................................Check
-Girl finds out something supernatural about herself....................Check
-Probable love at first sight.............................................................Check
-Finally finding a sense of belonging.............................................Check
-Death/The Big Bad trying to screw everything up........................Check

Fated Truth actually sounds like your average paranormal romance. But, paranormal romance is my favorite, and I am a always down to read a book with a sexy nordic god lookalike!! Also, I don't read a whole lot of books about witches, and this one may be a good one to try.

In a side note, if you are searching for this book on Amazon, just type in Fated by Tasha Gwartney. For some reason, the edition I found on Amazon isn't called Fated Truth, but instead just Fated. 



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