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“Barb Caffrey’s An Elfy on the Loose is a fresh and unexpected take on the urban fantasy genre with a charming and original protagonist. You’ll want to read this one.” – Rosemary Edghill, author of Dead Reckoning, Music To My Sorrow and the Bast Mysteries.

“You will never look at a little person again without wondering…” – Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, author of the popular Night Calls series

“It took me awhile to categorize this book. Yes, it’s a fantasy, but it’s also something more. Then it hit me: a fantasy/mystery/thriller—that’s what An Elfy on the Loose is! Filled with fascinating characters both good and evil, characters that, because of their strengths…and weaknesses…seem to come to life for the reader, and a riveting conundrum of a mystery with many facets—Why is Sarah/Daisy’s house an Elfy trap, blocking magic? Who and what are Sarah’s parents and why do they want to hold an Elfy captive? Why can’t they tell the difference between Bruno and Roberto, his teacher? The further into An Elfy on the Loose I read, the deeper it drew me into the story. And I went eagerly!”
Stephanie Osborn, author of the popular Displaced Detective series.

“Quick and witty, Caffrey’s An Elfy on the Loose is one of those novels that grabs you and refuses to let go. Straddling a fine line between absurdity and suspense, it’s a story for the ages.” – Jason Cordova, author of Corruptor.


…and about the second half of the Elfy duology, A LITTLE ELFY IN BIG TROUBLE (read full review here):

If you love Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, you’re going to love the Elfy duology by Barb Caffrey…

The characters are what really made this a fantasy gem for me. Not only are you dealing with the main characters, you’re also encountering minor characters that I loved. The “ghost” who helps Bruno was one of my favorites as well as the thinking backpack. Each character was fleshed out and multi-faceted.

All I can say is that it was worth the wait to read this conclusion to the Elfy duology. I enjoyed all the magic, good versus evil battling, action, quirky comic relief and of course, the sweet romance between Sarah and Bruno. The author told me there might be more from Elfyverse and that makes me excited.

If you’re a fantasy fan, I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed.

–author and book reviewer N.N. Light



Written by Barb Caffrey

April 20, 2014 at 9:13 pm

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