Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Eviction Notice - Robyn Wyrick

Genre: Young Adult/Adult Science Fiction
Source:  Received a copy from the publicist for review

I am always open to different genres.  I sometimes accept books I'm not real sure about.  In the case of this book the idea that humans would be told they had to vacate the planet is what intrigued me.

When an Iowa graduating class created a cornfield crop circle as a hoax to best the previous years graduating class hoax, they had no idea what they were setting into motion.  Aria, a glen fairy has been abducted from her home planet.  She has the ability to heal the environment.  The abductor, Aloon Zigilbraxis has used a crop circle as a beacon to guide the pod.  Unfortunately the pod zeroes in on the crop circles created by the students instead of the one he created.

Since the fairy was supposed to be sold to stop an intergalactic war, losing her could have dire consequences.  Aloon's contract states if he doesn't deliver the fairy the punishment is death.  A small clause gives him time to find the fairy as long as he has some collateral.  Since the pod landed on earth he claims the earth and gives it as collateral.

Councilwoman Fry wants to make sure everything is legal so she sends two inspectors to earth to check it out.  Inspector Clayton and Inspector Tyler show up at Alice Able's home as she is about to take her own life.  Her marriage went south and she sees no reason to continue on.  They explain who they are and what they want and she doesn't believe them at first.  She was chosen because hers was the first name on the voter registration list, so they assume she must be the leader.  The humor in this misunderstanding made this book so different from others.  They can find no paperwork that shows that humans OWN the earth so they are willing to carry out evicting them until they find the Glen Fairy. In the meanwhile there are groups of Zorgons searching the earth to find the fairy.  Of course you know this creates havoc. This is a book you must read if you want to know what really happened.

I was surprised by this book.  The humor spread throughout made it so enjoyable and one that I think older teens and adult will enjoy.  This is the type of book you could lay on the beach and read to just relax.  Not that there wasn't any tension in the book.  It was just one of those books that has the right amount of tension along with the right amount of humor.   I kept thinking about the book "The Hitchhike's Guide to the Galaxy".  I'm not sure why except the humor in the book kept bringing that favorite book to my mind.

Would I recommend this book to others?  You bet I would.  I look forward to seeing what this author comes up with next.

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