Elfin (The Elfin #1) by Quinn Loftis
Published: December 23rd 2012
Young Adult Fantasy
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?
First I just want to say wow this is one amazing book! I did not want to put Elfin down everything got put on hold until I finished and I managed to finish reading it in one day. I haven’t come across a lot of books based on Elves and it was so nice and refreshing to read something different and unique. Quinn Loftis just keeps amazing me with each book she writes. I loved the story so much it has action, romance & humor. One of the things I really about Quinn’s books is the humor in them! They keep you reading from start to finish and once you start you won’t be able to stop!
I love Cassie and Elora these too really have you laughing at times! We learn early on in the book that Cassie is fated to be Triktapic's mate. He is an assassin, spy and the most feared of the Dark Elves. Cassie does not believe Trik is all dark she thinks he has a little light still left in him. Trik is divided for the first time between his chosen and his king. No Elf can turn away from his/her chosen. But can Trik be the man destiny has meant him to be or will he loose himself to the dark and doom the human race and his chosen along with them?
This is a must read for anyone who loves Paranormal/Fantasy books! I know I will be on the watch for book 2!