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Eccentric Circles by Rebecca Lickiss

Review by Alleandra

The World:
Present day Colorado and Fairy

Piper, a young unpublished writer, her family, her co-workers, an Elf, a Dwarf and a Wizard.

The Plot:
When Piper's Great-grandma dies, she inherits the old house that the lady lived in. It is an Victorian style gingerbread cottage nestled within a few acres of woods and surrounded by the suburbs. Great-grandma had refused to sell out to developers and a contract that she made some 8 years earlier makes a sale by the heir an unprofitable venture for a period of 25 years. Inside, the house is a mess of dust and magazines, newspapers, books and clutter. The house also borders upon Fairy, which is not something the family knows. On her first morning in the house, Piper meets an elf, who emphatically states that her Great-Grandma's death was not natural and that the murderer must be found or reality in both realms will be altered forever.

This is Rebecca Lickiss' first novel, and it shows. The plot and humor is uneven, and the characters are not very substantial. The promise of good books to come is also present, and this is not a bad book, by any means, but its not as good as her next novel.


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