So this week I’ve been reading a few different series. The first of which is The Elfin series, by Quinn Loftis.
It’s common knowledge I’m obsessed with all things fairy, fey, elf etc. So I can never resist reading a new take on it.
And here begins the story of Cassie Tate. Average high school girl, doing some work for her Dad in his office, out of hours.
Until she goes in search of the paper shredder and sees a group of “men”, with long oddly colored hair, pointed ears and a definite
none human aspect, having a meeting. As they all turn and see her, she suddenly realizes she shouldn’t of been looking and runs to find a hiding spot. Finding a room and locking a door, she turns to see she’s not the only one hiding. Cue Triktapic, sexy assassin, spy and right hand killing machine of the Dark elf king. And what do you know, he says Cassie is his chosen. As in, his forever, no one else, no choice in the matter, chosen.
He may be super scary and enjoy killing and doing the dirty work for his evil king, but Cassie not only sees good in him, but can’t keep away from him. Plus it helps he’s super easy on the eyes. But love is never easy, as Cassie finds that her friends are actually allies of the Light elves, Triks Kings sworn enemies. And they’re on a mission to stop what ever evil plan the Dark king has in story for humans. A plan Trik has been carrying out.
Can Trik resist his impulse to do bad, and disobey his King? And can Cassie cope with her need to love a man who is intent on bringing humankind to it’s knees?
Not only is the story interesting, but the banter between the characters is hilarious. Instead of falling instantly in love with each other, there’s a lot of sarcastic resist and even more hilarious back and forth. Quinn Loftis not only manages to make a serious “end of the world” plot, but combines it with teenagers and thousand year old Elfs who just love to tease each other to the breaking point.
I found myself laughing so hard in the doctors waiting room whilst reading it, that I got a lot of funny looks. Not that I care, if they haven’t read it, they’re missing out. And so are you! There’s 3 books in the series and each just as funny as the next.
The next series I’ve just finished is The Timber Wolves series by Tammy Blackwell, starting with the first book (so I don’t give any spoilers) Destiny Binds.
Here we have Scout Donovan, a sarcastic teenage girl, who admits she’s “funny looking”. She likes fighting and has a life long crush on her half brother’s cousin, Charlie. That is until, Alex Cole moves into town. Suddenly her brother and Charlie are starting fights with him, and warning her away. Not that she needs warning away, he’s highly irritating. If only she could stop thinking about him….
And after fighting her curiosity for so long, she decides to give in and get ignore her brothers hatred. And that’s when she finds out Alex is a werewolf. Which is confusing enough, but he also imparts the knowledge that her brother and Charlie are also shape shifters, except they shift into Coyotes.
And so begins their secret love affair, as her brothers pack has issued a law, that she’s under their protection and any fraternization with her means a fight to the death with their pack.
This book had me laughing, crying and desperately wanting to slap some sense into people. Scout is everything we love in a character, witty, angry and having normal ridiculous thoughts just like any of us. There’s 3 books in the series and every single one had me hooked to the end. There’s cliff hangers and plot twists like you wouldn’t believe. You’ll be sat there thinking “NO WAY!” only for that to all of been a ruse. And of course, there’s an epic fight to the death. So what are you waiting for?