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Elfin (The Elfin #1)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  6,943 Ratings  ·  520 Reviews
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 ...more
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published December 23rd 2012
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Dec 21, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
I was a little worried when I found out Quinn was writing a book about elves. I also didn't think it would be better than the Grey Wolves series because let's face it those wolves are hot lol..Quinn did an amazing job on this book and I absolutely loved it!! Cassie meets the sexy dark elf assassin Trik. Trik works for the dark elf and tries to fight the connection he feels for Cassie. Cassie who only want's Trik tries to move on but can't get the sexy bad boy out of her head. When things finally ...more
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
Okay, well I made it to Chapter 3.. It felt a bit too immature and cheesy. And it doesn't help this one that the last book about Fae I read was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I'm really in the mood for good books about Fae/Elves so feel free to send me recs if you know any!
♥ Sarah
May 25, 2013 ♥ Sarah rated it it was ok
Eeeewwww. Cheesy. Cheesy. Cheesy.

However, I did like:
1. Dark v. light element, though not very unique or original.
2. "Chosen" mates for elves - similar concept to "mates" for werewolves, and so forth.
3. The "twist" revelation of Trik's true identity.

Didn't like:
1. Writing style & lack of editing.
2. The name: TRIK... No, just no.
3. The insta-love. Yes, because of the "chosen" factor, the insta-love is justified, yet I just couldn't get over the cheesy dialogue and the creepy age difference
Dec 19, 2012 Hannahlchurch rated it it was amazing

"Reading; something I would not have even considered months ago. I stumbled upon Quinn Loftis' The Grey Wolves series around the end of the recent summer, and I have been an avid reader ever since! She showed me that reading can be a well loved passion through those books and she has done it once again with the magnificent creation of Elfin.

This tale takes place not only in our realm but also in the realm of the elves. The Elfin people have found themselves split in two, Light and
Dec 18, 2012 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ya, fantasy, arc, romance
ARC review
OMG!!!! Totally and utterly freakin blown away!!!!
I just can't put it all in words yet... But FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC.....

Ok, I have had time to process everything and I have to say first that Elfin is a book that I didn't want to put down for one single minute.
Although I was forced to, I was constantly thinking about it...the fabulous characters, the mystical world of the elves, the intriguing and mesmerizing story that draws you in from the very beginning and holds you captive til the v
Jan 27, 2013 ★ʜɑʋɘɳ★ rated it did not like it
DNF. I had so high hopes. #disappointed

I almost made it. But I just can't get myself to finish. Every time I start again I immediately feel like throwing up in my mouth (Elora, sister, I hear ya).

I don't want to be cruel, because I think for a lot of people this is a fabulous book. But for me... It's simply too freaking cheesy.

I don't even have the energy to write a real review about this. So I'll cut it short:
>> If you don't mind love-at-first-sight, make-out-at-second-meeting, she-pure
Dec 22, 2012 D. rated it really liked it
My Elfin Word! Quinn Loftis has done it again!

I would like to start off this review telling everyone how worried I was when this Author announced she was actually writing a series about Elves. Matter of fact, I think I said something like "WTC?”! What about Dec? How are you going to write about a little green twerp with pointed ears, after writing a great series of gorgeous werewolf guys?" The Grey Wolves was one of my favorite series; I cannot even think how she would possibly be able to top it
Dec 27, 2012 Beth rated it it was amazing
The battle between the dark and the light elves has been going on for as long as time can remember. Now an everyday human girl, Cassie Tate, has been pulled right into the center of this battle for control. When not only the elf world is at risk, the survival of the human race might depend on Cassie’s ability to love.

Elfin was an absolutely marvelous read. I was instantly captivated by the story and characters. The plot was original and action packed. But honestly, what else have we come to expe

Full review with gifs to come shortly ;)
Mar 12, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fantasy, romance
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So Goodreads recommended this one to me. It had stellar reviews and and the premise sounded intriguing. Once again I mostly read this one during the layover in Memphis...the airport was less than desirable.

What I LIKED about this book
Not a whole lot. Originally I enjoyed the catty and witty characters Loftis created. Though even that in the ending wasn't enough for me.

What I DISLIKED about this book
A whole lot of insta-love and not
Jan 03, 2013 Heather rated it did not like it
OK, so, I really wanted to like this book. Judging by the reviews that I read, Elfin seemed to be something that would be right up my alley. Unfortunately, within the first chapter, I could tell this would be a book that I struggled to get through.

Now, don't get me wrong, the plot for this book is not the culprit for my one-star review. The actual story could have been quite enjoyable. Sadly, it was the presentation of the story that made this book such a difficult read.

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Nov 27, 2012 Kristal rated it it was amazing
Wow....I did not think I was going to love this book as much as I did. I read this book solely on the authors name and the love I have of her "Grey Wolf" series. It blew me away.

First off I love a little bit of bad with my hero. Seriously, I'm the girl who thinks Damon Salvatore should win the girl ... There's no contest. So needless to say I loved that there was a bad boy, Trik, who didn't know what to do initially about this sweet human who WAS his Chosen. Thank you Quinn for not throwing in a
Mar 15, 2015 Fauzia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I'm a big fan of the Grey Wolves series so it was no surprise that I was looking forward to read a new series from Quinn Loftis.
And oh boy, it sure didn't disappoint, we have a kick ass heroine (yes, a heroine with personality and witty), a possessive bad ass hero, a sarcastic and hilarious best friend and lots of great characters in between.

So it starts when Cassie, and ordinary high school student came across to what no human should ever seen, risking for that her life.
She came across to the w
Dec 21, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am a huge Quinn Loftis fan and absolutely love her Grey Wolves Series. When I found out she was writing a a new series, Elfin, I was so excited. Needles to say, she did not disappoint her readers, and true-to-form, she has yet written another book that will knock your socks off. I absolutely loved the characters in Elfin. Trik, well just picture Legolas from Lord of the Rings, Trik is even hotter, he's a bad boy, or I guess I should say bad elf, which makes him even more desirable, and his coc ...more
Jan 01, 2013 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Sabrina by: Seen it on Quinn Loftis facebook
I absolutely love this book. I had never read a book about Elves, and honestly, I almost thought about not reading it. BUT I love Quinn Loftis Grey Wolves Series and decided to give it a shot.
I am so so so glad that I did. What do I say about Trik? Words fail me. I'm pretty sure he is my new fiction, Elfin book boyfriend. Yes, I just said that.
Anyways we have Cassie, who is a 18 year old high school student. She is doing work at her fathers office one day and happens to hear some guys talking,
Nov 12, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr-faves
I finished this book about 2 hours ago and my stomach is still twisted up in knots! Quinn Loftis is one of those authors who has continually impressed me through all of her work, and she has once again just stunned me with another incredible story! The Elfin series is officially on my series to watch list, and I am hooked!

Imagine, if you will, a gorgeous dark elf, assassin by nature and truly gifted at the cruel fates he carries out. He spent centuries alone giving in to the darkness inside of h
Jan 07, 2013 Delphina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Quinn has done it again. She has created this amazing world with fun characters, a unique take on a familiar paranormal being, and fated love and wrapped them all up into a book you can not put down until you have read every last word. I love my shifters. Seriously. I may have a shifter addiction ;), but I predict that this series will become my favorite of hers.

She has good versus evil, where the lines are blurred. She has fated love that is inconvenient, at best. She has whole new realm to ex
Dec 21, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing
ARC review!!!

Let me first start by saying how much I adore Quinn Loftis, the creator of The Grey Wolves Series. Quinn is enchanting us yet again, but this time with elves in her new book Elfin. From the very start, Quinn grabs the reader by the hand & pulls you into this captivating romance. As I read, I found myself laughing, screaming & crying right along with the characters. I couldn't put Eflin down, but at the same time I didn't want it to end!

Now let's talk about Tirk *deep breath
Melina Celeste
Abandonado 35%

Este libro tenia todas las de gustarme, pero no, es muy muy muy dulce, empalagoso. Esperaba otra cosa.

Mi principal problema son los protagonistas.
Trik, un elfo oscuro, el mejor asesino y espía del Rey, que de malo y tenebroso no tiene nada, enserio, es un idiota, un bobo enamorado. "sos muy pura, estoy muy manchado, no te merezco pero soy egoísta, me voy con otra y después te pido perdón" NO! QUE CLASE DE ELFO TENEBROSO SOS?

Cassie, protagonista de 18 años con actitudes de 14, ena
Nov 03, 2012 Daphne rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
What a sweet read- I finished this book on Christmas Eve and it was a perfect setting. Sitting by the Christmas tree and falling deep into the story of a few sexy fae's.

The book started great with Cassie and Elora and I love that the story took its course early on as we learn about Cassie's fate with Trik who is the assassin of the Dark King of the Elves . Elora is that cool friend who gives it to you straight up! She doesn't worry about hurting your feelings. (Needless to say, she is my favor
Dec 31, 2012 Dianne rated it it was amazing
This is a creative, imaginative, intense read! I ran the gamut of emotions reading this, in one sitting, of course!

Cassie, an All-American teen, accidentally discovers the world of the Light and Dark Elves and meets Triktapic, the Dark Elven King's deadly assassin and spy. She becomes embroiled in the chaos of the warring elves, While Trik, who has operated like a heartless machine, finds he can love and has a newly found conscience. Wow! Just Wow!

The love in this tale is warm, sweet. The hate i
Dec 09, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
Wow! Prince of Wolves is my all time favorite series, so I couldn't wait to start reading Quinn's new series!I just have to say it was absolutely amazing! I started this book at 10:00 at night and didn't stop reading until 1 in the morning when I finished the book. I love Cassie and Trik together, and I can't wait to see them together again in the upcoming books! I loved how much Trik changed because of Cassie, they are such a great team together.... I can't wait for the next book, and prince of ...more
Dec 11, 2012 Suzi rated it it was amazing
I really liked this first book, it made me laugh at the right times, made me want to scream at Lorsan for what he was doing to Cassie and awed at how much Trik cared. It is a great start to a new series. Can't wait for the next one to come.
Oct 05, 2015 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, magic
I loved the beginning and end of this book. The middle really drug and I almost DNF. Thank god I stuck it out because I cannot wait for Trik and all his badassery! :)
Nov 29, 2012 Kilikina rated it really liked it
Give. Me. This. Book.
Apr 06, 2017 Tamis rated it it was amazing
Me encanto!
En serio que Quinn lo ha hecho de nuevo y me ha enganchado a sus historia.
Nunca había leído un libro de elfos y me encanto y la pareja la adoro, lo único es que Cassie necesita mas carácter, espero que en el libro dos madure un poco y sea una chica patea traseros xD
y Elora ni se diga me encanta su personaje ♥
Audrie Cruz-Sealey
Dec 01, 2012 Audrie Cruz-Sealey rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!!

Don’t you hate it when a book is getting really good…you look at the bottom and you are at 97% and you think….yes, I still got some time in this awesome world…just to flip the page and it is OVER!! Ugh, the frustration. Where is book 2!!

Well Quinn does it again! She is definitely royalty in the YA world! I absolutely love the The Grey Wolf series and I think I am going to enjoy this series as well.

I love how the Elfin series and The Grey Wolf series have some similarities but are d
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Sep 23, 2014 Alassea Telrunya rated it did not like it
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Dec 31, 2012 Alicia rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
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