Thursday, September 4, 2014

An Elfy on the Loose

An Elfy on the Loose
by Barb Caffrey

One Elfy for an entire planet? 

He's supposed to be the Watcher for his people, the representative on Earth from his dimension, but the small being known to his enemies as "Jonny-Wonny" wakes up to big trouble -- trapped in a bizarre house in Knightsville, California with humans straight out of reality TV. Jon knows that something has gone dreadfully wrong -- he's starving, lonely and dressed in funny clothes. 

Enter the couple's ten-year-old diminutive daughter, who is "Not Daisy!" but is brilliant, sweet...and using high level magic with ease. She's also desperately in need of a friend. 

Insisting her name is really Sarah, and christening him Bruno, his new friend asks him how they're going to get out of there. 

The only thing that comes to mind is for Bruno to ask his teacher, Roberto the Wise, for help. But Roberto's attempt at help only enmeshes all three of them further in a web of deceit and treachery. Bruno finds out that, unfortunately, most of what he thought he knew about himself was very wrong…and much of what Sarah knows about herself is also wrong, including her age. 

Worst of all, a Dark Elf is on the scene and is intent on corrupting the local Humans, including Sarah's parents. 

New names, new locations, a new mission--Bruno is going to get to the bottom of all the craziness, and Sarah will be there for him every step of the way. 

Watch out, universe--an Elfy is on the loose! 

3 Stars

This book was good but not particularly great. I liked the concept of it but I couldn't bring myself to love it.

The major problem I had was that it was bogged down with what seemed like useless conversation. Things would just circle and circle around and around to the point that I would start to kinda get glazed over. 

The plot itself was interesting enough for me to want to keep reading to see how things turned out and that in and of itself is what saved this book from a lower star rating. I like a good mystery and this kept me really wondering how things where going to turn out.

If I had one thing to ask of the author it would be to cut back on the conversation a little more and add in more descriptions of things.

Would I recommend this book? To certain people yes and others no. It wasn't bad to me but it also wasn't great. I can say it would be a good way to kill some time if you needed it.

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