You just have to purposefully not think about how the narrator knows certain things.
Like I said, well worth the read! Jan 06, Dayla rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction , action , adventure , adult-fiction , good-character-development , surprising , suicide , aliens. Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict I received a copy in exchange for an honest review Robyn Wyrick's Eviction Notice is a science fiction novel ripe with adventure, witty dialogue, and a stellar fictional world. Of all the marvels found in the pages of Wyrick's novel, it is the protagonist's chance at redemption that brings light to the at times dark tone.
Imaginative, thought-provoking, and to-the-point, Eviction Notice is one of those sci-fi novels that is an approachable and quic Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict I received a copy in exchange for an honest review Robyn Wyrick's Eviction Notice is a science fiction novel ripe with adventure, witty dialogue, and a stellar fictional world. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and to-the-point, Eviction Notice is one of those sci-fi novels that is an approachable and quick read.
One of the interesting aspects of Eviction Notice is how straightforward Wyrick's writing is. I'm all for metaphorical writing because it makes the meaning of a novel pop, but every once in a while it is nice to read a book that simply tells the story. A novel that adopts less metaphorical prose should tread carefully, however, since too much can make the book a tiresome read.
Of course, this does go back to the whole "show, don't tell" aspect of writing. But Wyrick's writing works well with his story. Wyrick has such grace in introducing quotable lines that the issue of telling, rather than showing, gets put to the side. One of my favorite quotes is, "She said memory was folded like paper into everything in the universe.
A vast origami folding and refolding, and that every new event leaves a crease that remains forever" Wyrick Similar quotes are interlaced in the prose, like small presents left for the reader to encounter. The protagonist, Alice, is a depressed woman that is about to give up her spot in life because of the negative outcome of her marriage. Ironically enough, the task of saving the world is in her hands, and I can't help but find it empowering to give a seemingly lost character a chance to find her path again.
I also like the pedestal point of view that Wyrick adopts. Not only is it original, but it gives the novel an omniscient feel without being a third person narrative. The pacing is quick and addicting. Though it is tougher to get into Eviction Notice at the beginning of the novel, the story quickly picks up and pulls the reader in.
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I wasn't sure about Eviction Notice at first, but after the storyline picked up, I knew I was a goner for the characters and the thrill ride full of aliens, spaceships, and naive humans. The conclusion is brilliant as it destroys what plagues our current society, and the characters' experience mirrors what we are fighting for everyday without aliens , which is the salvation of Earth. I recommend Eviction Notice to lovers of science fiction and witty narrative.
Also, to readers who enjoy a touch of romance that does not overtake the storyline. Mar 12, Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult , science-fiction , young-adult. 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.
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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 Z I am always open to different genres.
So, you got an eviction notice and have a few weeks to find an apartment ...
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.
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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.
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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.
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I look forward to seeing what this author comes up with next. Nov 20, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. I received this book for an review: Which is that it is awesome! Alice able a main character really grows as you follow her story and her attempt to save the world.
From the beginning you get hooked on her horrible past, and how the day just keeps getting worse and worse for Alice as she realizes she is basically Earths only hope. I really like the writing style and how we are being narrated by a teen nam I received this book for an review: Which is that it is awesome!
At first I was having a hard time following all the POVs in the beginning but it really picks up and is very interesting! This is a fast past action filled book. I normally can predict books to the point where I get bored with them, but not this one. So much is happening and at the same time.
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You will jump from one POV to another and it is a great writing style and keeps you hooked. This book is full of action, adventure, and even so humor. The conclusion is that this book was great.