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!!!

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