Because I love to complain - I will start off with I HATE THE COVER! This author's Elfhome books usually have these wonderful illustrations (not always true to the book but then again I'm a complainer so what did you expect). However this is like a frat party gone bad cover. The guy with his hands in the air looks especially stupid.
The description of this book kind of confused me because it said it was short stories but the author must have turned the short stories into a longer narrative while interspersing some short ideas she had for stories that I'm not sure she will ultimately use. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the Elfhome's main story, which was really interesting. Overall, the book was really good.