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Literature / Everything's Better With Elves

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An Urban Fantasy by Megan Smith, Everything's Better With Elves is a collection of interconnected short stories featuring a mischievous elf named Sal, his various relations, and a hall of female college students, headed up by Laura, "the upright and virtuous RA".

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  • Curious as a Monkey: Sal has shades of this, especially in the prequel, "If You Give an Elf a Cookie".
  • Doomed by Canon: Adrav has to die, because it was established in the first book that Sal only has one living sister.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Laura and Kim are the only humans with names; everyone else is known by various descriptions, most prominently the girl with improbably long hair, and her roommate, mostly called the "Elf Goddess".
  • Extreme Omnivore: Sal's primary diet consists of trash, and he'll eat anything besides ceramic. It hurts his teeth.
  • Nephewism: Sal's 11 nieces/nephew/adopted children come to live with him.
  • Our Elves Are Better: The elves act like perpetually hyperactive children.
  • Retcon: Sal went from having only one sister to only one living sister...and a whole mess of nieces (and a nephew)


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