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,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!...
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|Number of Pages||:||396 Pages|
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an elfy on the loose Reviews
Books shouldn’t be allowed to end with cliff-hangers like that.An Elfy on the Loose by Barb Caffrey is part of the Elfy Duology, and as the first of a two-parter, ends at a point where you are building for a big confrontation, but it hasn’t happened yet.Of course, you wouldn’t care about what happens, if she hadn’t drawn you in. But she did draw me in.The world, or should I say worlds, that Caffrey built are a good setting for the story she places in it, of which I think only a small part is actually displayed in this first part of the duology. I kept reading to find out what happened.Which doesn’t mean that I always found the reading easy going. I tried to figure why I sometimes felt labored at reading, and yet driven to continue. I think it had something to do with the dialogue. The conversations between the two main characters were a little odd sometimes, and quite extensive at the same time. It is that don’t show, tell, concept, but backwards, that my writing professors in college always pushed.I mentioned how good Caffrey’s world construction was. That is true, but its presentation, often in the extensive dialogue sections, often had a slightly mechanical sense to it. It wasn’t quite as organic as, say, the world of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. But that isn’t a fair comparison — especially of an author’s first published work against a literary masterpiece.I expect both of these elements to smooth out and get better as Caffrey works on the second part of the duology. I hope they come out sometime. I need to KNOW what is going to happen.So go pick up a copy and learn about the Elfy world — and how the plural of elf is elfs, not elves.
I personally love science fiction/ fantasy books. It's one of my favorite genres and my love for SFF goes all the way back to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. An Elfy on the Loose reminded me of A Wrinkle in Time from it's complex world-building to its intelligent dialogue.An Elfy on the Loose centers around the relationship between Bruno and Sarah, but it's so much more than just a teen romance. Barb Caffrey weaves together multi-layered characters(including Bruno, Sarah, Roberto and Dennis the Dark Elf), magic, elfs, humans and the ultimate adventure: falling in love. I laughed, cried, gasped and gripped my e-reader tightly. I was completely enthralled.I must confess, however, I did get lost a few times in the plot and the dialogue went a bit over my head at times. This isn't a bad thing as the masterful J. R. R. Tolkien's books had the same effect on me. The abrupt ending was a surprise (middle of the conversation) but I believe the sequel will pick up where this book left off. I can't wait! :)
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.**Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author exchange for a honest review.**http://zephyrbookreviews.blogspot.com/
Elfy on the Loose is the first half of a duology by Barb Caffrey, so the story is not complete in this volume.It is about an excitable young Elfy (a magical race) man being sent to, and abandoned on Earth. He needs to find a way out of the mess he finds himself in, as well as rescuing his mentor, and a young human woman, trying not to get any further into trouble. Along the way, he learns that nearly everything he has learned about the human world, his own world, and even himself, is a lie.The book is alternately exciting, scary, and funny, with mysteries to be solved, and great evils to be faced and overcome.We meet quite a few characters in this book, good and evil, both human and Elfy, as well as a few ghosts, not counting the house almost seems to have a personality of its own. Two of them, possibly. As well as a couple of friendly backpacks.All in all, a satisfying read, and I'm waiting for the second half of the story to come out.
Damn good book, I wish it was a bit longer and the ending was a bit of a letdown leaving me wishing the author did not end it so abruptly. the ending though is the only major issue I can take with this work. All in all this author's with will remain high on my list of works to be checked for when I finish a book and are ready for another one.