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Official Review: The Elf Brief by Jordan David

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Official Review: The Elf Brief by Jordan David

Post Number:#1 by kandscreeley
» 21 Mar 2017, 13:29

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Elf Brief" by Jordan David.]

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3 out of 4 stars
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What goes on at the North Pole? Are Santa and the Elves immortal? How do the toys get made and delivered? If you find yourself asking those questions, then The Elf Brief might be the book for you! Noel Night is fairly new to the North Pole in the scheme of things, but Santa Christo has a special mission for him. Santa wants him to chronicle the events during the transition from the old to the new Santa. Santa Christo is retiring as is usual after about 100 years, and Samuel Locke has accepted the job of becoming the new Santa. Noel will make detailed notes during this time in order to help the transition to be smoother in the future. What secrets will Noel uncover during this process?

This book is a unique, fun fantasy on a topic that is often overlooked in literature. It reminds me, in some ways, of the movie The Santa Clause, but the author puts his own unique spin on the story. I enjoyed looking at the North Pole and Santa Claus from the author’s perspective. One of the unique parts to this story was that each Elf department had a different colored hat. Orange hats belonged to the list department, pink hats were Elf services, and golden hats were administration. I also thought that the use of Christmas names for the Elves was fun. For example, there were elves named White Christmas, Golden Balls, and Glass Ornament.

There are a lot of details covered about how things work at the North Pole, from the warehouse to the dining room to the list department. However, the author sprinkles the information in with a few laughs, a touch of mystery, and good character development so that the novel remains interesting. The reader gets the pleasure of learning the workings right along with Noel and the new Santa. Most would not consider this book to be very suspenseful or action-packed, but I can honestly say I looked forward to reading more, nonetheless. One of my favorite scenes is when the new Santa’s dog Brandy gets to playing with the reindeer. I can just imagine a dog trying to play with flying reindeer. The scene brought a smile to my face.

The only thing that I have to criticize in this book is the editing. While there were few grammatical mistakes, there were many word substitutions. It seems like the author used a spell check, but no one actually read over the manuscript. For example, “has” was substituted for “as” or “where” was written instead of “were.” This was not really bothersome in the reading of the story, but it did happen more often than I would have liked.

Overall, I rate The Elf Brief a 3 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed reading this book and learning more about operations at the North Pole. I know that this is the first in a series of 9 planned books, and I can’t wait to see the possible changes that come about in the future. Unfortunately, because of the many errors in the book, I cannot give this a full 4 stars. However, I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy with interesting characters.

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Re: Official Review: The Elf Brief by Jordan David

Post Number:#2 by MarisaRose
» 23 Mar 2017, 12:07

I love the elf names! Reading them made me LOL. I think this sounds like a perfect book for the Christmas season; I like that the author put their own spin on an overly novelized concept. Hopefully the author will better edit the next installments in the series. Thanks for the review :)
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Post Number:#3 by kandscreeley
» 23 Mar 2017, 12:12

@MarisaRose - It is a cute book. It would be good for the Holidays. Thanks for stopping by!
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Post Number:#4 by Miche Sora
» 23 Mar 2017, 13:36

Ha ha, this sounds like a fun book to read in November/December, and I might just do that! Thanks for the review!
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Post Number:#5 by kandscreeley
» 23 Mar 2017, 14:36

Thanks for stopping by Miche. It is a fun book! There were a few times I laughed out loud. I would definitely recommend it.
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Post Number:#6 by jhollan2
» 26 Mar 2017, 13:56

This sounds like a cute book. Thank you for the great review!
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Post Number:#7 by kandscreeley
» 26 Mar 2017, 14:21

It really is worth reading. I would recommend it highly.
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Post Number:#8 by Stella28Ella
» 27 Mar 2017, 04:00

Hmmmm.. I would like to read a book that is light and enjoying most of the journey of it. This sounds very colourful too, and this kind of book would make me like to fly to North pole.. thanks for your review.
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Post Number:#9 by kandscreeley
» 27 Mar 2017, 07:22

Thanks Stella. I think you'd enjoy this one.
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Post Number:#10 by Fabiana
» 27 Mar 2017, 14:06

Already on my Christmas wish list! The Elf names are to die for. Golden Balls certainly put a smile on my face :D Great review.
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Post Number:#11 by kandscreeley
» 27 Mar 2017, 15:19

Thanks fabiana! It's definitely a great read. I loved the elf names too.
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Post Number:#12 by kimmyschemy06
» 31 Mar 2017, 10:11

Sounds like a very interesting and fun read. Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love everything about it, decors, songs, movies and of course books. Too bad, though, about the errors. Good job on the review.
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Post Number:#13 by kandscreeley
» 31 Mar 2017, 10:19

The errors really don't detract too much from the book. You still should give it a try! Thanks Kimmy!
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Post Number:#14 by Jaime Lync
» 07 Jun 2017, 17:41

9 planned books? Wow, are these books brief? I can't imagine all 9 of them being about 200+ each. Great review!
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Post Number:#15 by kandscreeley
» 07 Jun 2017, 19:26

Believe me, the are more mysteries and twists than you'd think. It's not a typical Santa story.
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