The Solstice Conspiracy
by Lee Rawn
Publication: 31st October 2010
Publisher: Lightspeed Publishing LLC
Age Appropriate: Middle-Grade
Two school-age children, Beth and Chris, deal with the challenge of moving to a new home, entering a new school, and then discovering that a garden near their yard has a number of mysterious inhabitants. As they begin to have strange encounters with the small residents dwelling close to their home, Beth becomes the target of some unfriendly creatures who begin to intrude on her daily life and cause her to seek help from unexpected sources.
Beth 11 years old, her brother Chris 13 years old and their parents have just moved into a house that's been empty for a few years, the house needs some attention including the backyard which has become more of a junkyard than a garden.
Unbeknownst to them the garden is a magical one a home for fairies and over the years as the garden has filled with junk the fairies have become lazy, and cause of this creatures called Wiggins have been trying to open a portal to come into the human world.
Through it all Beth who hasn't made any friends after first being frightened by Wiggins who threaten her and having her parents think she's hallucinating and going crazy, then see's Fairies but keeps this to herself after her parents reaction over her seeing the Wiggins.
She starts to clean up the garden helped by her neighbour Mrs Peasbody's grandchildren and the fairies.
Hijinks ensue with the Fairies, Wiggins and some Imps which keep you entertained.
While I enjoyed this story it didn't have me constantly wanting to read it, but I'm sure kids will be enthralled by it.
I give this 3.5/5