What do you get when you put an 18-year old high school good girl with an ancient assassin who happens to be an elf? A book that I personally found to be almost impossible to put down.
I'm not one of those reviewers who's going to give you all the details then pick the book apart. I'm going to tell you about it the way I see it and I loved this book. I honestly didn't think I would as I'm not usually into the whole sappy love story thing, but this one is different. It is a love story, but of a much more mythic caliber.
The main characters are Cassie Tate, a high school girl who's more interested in graduation than anything else, and Triktapic, an ageless elfin assassin who works for the dark elf king. Not exactly the two people you'd put together in a story, but it works. Throw in a gothic best friend and some otherworldly characters and you've got the makings for a great fairy tale for a modern age.
The only thing I can say about this book that I did NOT like is the way it ends. As this is only the first book in a series, I can understand that there is more to come. However, I did think the ending was more of a cliffhanger type thing than the end to a book. I can't wait until the next book comes out just to see where these two end up.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the bomb), I give this book a solid 4. It moves along as a good pace, the characters are pretty realistic, even if most of them are mythical beings, and there's a great plot line behind it. There's even a couple of twists in the story just to keep things interesting.
If you like a good story about humans and elves intermingling, check out Elfin by Quinn Loftis. I'm glad I had the chance to read this book.