Mini Review & Giveaway: Playing Hooky by Rita Webb

Title: Playing Hooky (Paranormal Investigations)
Author: Rita Webb
Series: Paranormal Investigations
Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchanged for an unbiased review
Where to buy: Amazon

Description:  Valentine’s Day. And my 21st birthday. Whoop-de-doo.
Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.  Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.  Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood. Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.


MINI REVIEW: Playing Hooky is a short, sweet & entertaining Paranormal read. The story is fresh and different, mostly because it is not just about vampires. The plot is entertaining, Emma and her best friend Jason were put in charge of finding a Siren who was presumably lost or kidnapped for her blood. The adventure starts when Emma & Jason embark into an hunt to find and save the Siren, while trying to discover who is behind the disappearance.  While Jason is trying to protect his friend, he discover that his feelings for her are stronger than a love potion, and in terms Emma feelings surface. I liked both Emma and Jason, their friendship and attraction for each other made them likeable. I recommend this novella if you are looking for something different, an adventure filled with mystical creatures & young love. I think Rita Webb did a good job creating a story that feels different yet it has all the paranormal/urban fantasy elements to keep the reader entertained. The mystery behind what Jason really is is a good start for what is to happen on the next book, I am looking forward to find out what happens with Emma’s sister and how she ended up knowing about all the mystical creatures before her sister did.

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Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

All Comments

  • Thank you for the review! Lots more to come for Emma & Jason as well as Angelina. I really think Angelina needs a chance to tell her side of the story, and there’s lots to come while Emma & Jason try to find out just what Jason is.


    Rita Webb 05/06/2013 9:28 pm Reply

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