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Selfish Elf Wish

(Zephyr #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Zephyr Addler has a problem. Her boyfriend, Timber, is now her ex, because she was keeping secrets from him. But what else can she do? After all, it's not that easy being an elf in the middle of Brooklyn - especially when she's not allowed to use magic to hide her family's quirky elvin ways. To make matters worse, Bella, the meanest girl in school and Zephyr's archrival, h ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Speak
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Despite being set at Christmas, this book is not very Christmassy, so I was a little bummed by that, though I did enjoy the story of this book more than the first in the series. Zephyr was a little more mature and didn’t have as many moments where she didn’t know what her human friends were talking about.

I was a little disappointed that the book skipped from the winter solstice right to New Year’s Eve without mentioning Christmas at all.

And somehow when I read the synopsis that zephyr was an e
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was AMAZING. There were so many twists that i didn't want to stop reading.
Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a girl, living in Brooklyn. The whole story starts out normaly, like an ordinary read (but you can still see how the writing is soo good), anyways as you go deeper into the book, you find out that the main character is a magical elf from another country where magic was passed through generations, you also get to know her family very well as the writer explores the personality of the main character. This book is not only a fun and really exciting read (don't let the cover fool ...more
Oct 05, 2010 rated it liked it
This book is based on an elf in the middle of Brooklyn, a tall, blond, gorgeous elf in the middle of one of the most prestigious performing arts high schools in the country. And yet, that’s just where Zephyr Addler finds herself: smack dab in the middle of a bustling New York City school, worlds away from the secluded woodland community she knows so well. But Zephyr knows that she has to figure out how to live in the world. And dress in the world. Thanks to a little friendly advice from her new ...more
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a super fun reread. I think I even enjoyed it more the second time. I forgot some of the plot lines but it was great because at times I got that feeling you get when you read a great book for the first time. There aren't enough books about elves honestly and this one was even more rare in the sense that it's funny and light hearted. So if you like fun lighthearted fantasies try this one but read Me My Elf and I first. Will be rereading it shortly but wanted this one first for the holida ...more
Suzanne Schack
So I got a lot into the review of the first book, entitled Me, My Elf, & I. It was a great glimpse into a world within our own, where ignorance truly is bliss, until it isn't there anymore. Factor that in with hormones, high school, bad guys with magic, and you have a wonderful start to a series. Can't wait to see what happens next! ...more
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first one! There wasn't as much of the charming "fish out of water" theme in this one that was in the first one and I didn't find the plot nearly as fun as in the first book. Still, an enjoyable quick read! :)
Dec 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I really wonder why Zephyr doesn't want to tell her friends about being an elf, it's that big of a thing.
Sarah Kaderavek
I'm on chapter 3, so I don't know much yet....if you've read the book (CALLIE BEDNAREK)how can an elf be six feet tall?
This book is amazing! It magical but wants me to read more. I wasn't a HUGE fan of the end.
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Insomnia Book Club: Selfish Elf Wish by Heather Swain 7 2 Dec 02, 2011 12:32PM  
Heather Swain lives in a crooked house in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, two children, and a barkless dog. She is the author of novels for adults and young adults, craft books, and numerous short stories, personal essays, and non-fiction articles.

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