Elf Magic

I haven’t been posting a lot of reviews here because of two things: work, and I kind of have a gig.

So about a month ago, I received an email about contributing for The POC. I’ve been a pretty casual blogger, so I don’t really earn a lot on my blogging. Anyway, I was offered a very interesting opportunity that makes me do something I only dreamed of doing: get paid to read and review books.

Of course I said yes! :p

The only thing is, I can only read a certain genre (fantasy, sci-fi, horror and anything related to these genres), and I can’t post the reviews on this blog because they claim first rights. Doesn’t mean I can’t link it, though.

And here we go.

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It’s not often you see an elf in the middle of Brooklyn, let alone a tall, blonde, 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 bustling New York City, worlds away from the woodland community she knows so well. But Zephyr knows that if she’s going to make the most of her talent, she has to figure out how to live in the world. And dress in the world. Thanks to a little friendly fashion advice from her new friend Mercedes, Zephyr starts to get the hang of Brooklyn. That is, until Zephyr raises the ire of the most popular girl in school, Bella Dartagnan. Now with Bella and her friends out to get her, can Zephyr out-maneuver the mean girls (and catch the eye of a certain cute boy) without losing herself?

I think the last time I had an encounter with an elf was when I watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy about five years ago. Truth be told, I wasn’t really interested in the movies… I only watched them because everyone else was watching them – I really couldn’t care less about Frodo or the ring or whatever else… well, except maybe for Legolas and Aragorn.

It wasn’t until I picked up Heather Swain’s Me, My Elf and I did I finally meet elves again. It’s one of those books that you can’t help but notice when browsing the bookstore shelves, especially because there’s a gorgeous blonde, green-eyed girl staring at you from the cover…click here to read the rest of the review.

Rating: [rating=3]

2010 Challenge Status:
* Book # 27 out of 100 for 2010
* Book # 11 out of 20 Fantasy books for 2010

→ Get Me, My Elf & I by Heather Swain on Amazon.com
→ Heather Swain’s website