My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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.