Playing Hooky by Rita WebbSunday, January 27, 2013
**Just something for the Valentines***
And my 21st birthday.
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.
As promised by the author, it's just a 100 page novella, but I never expected that the novella (she got me hooked just by mentioning paranormal romance) would be filled with a hilarious adventure and a witty heroine!
I remembered reading the book in a restaurant and the lady next to me gave me the *weird eye* because I was laughing by myself. It amazes me how one simple comment from Emma ( the female protagonist) can make me giggle like a three year old.
Despite the character's humor, I find the story plot to be really fast paced yet amusingly alluring. I was quickly pulled into the world of sirens and elfs and I couldn't resist Jason's charm ( Jason is the incredibly hot male protagonist).
True to its core, Playing Hooky is a great combination of paranormal and romance! I loved that the book was written from both of the main character's POV, giving me a chance to look at things in different perspectives! Sometimes these kind of writing could be rather disorientating, but it worked just perfectly for this book. I do enjoy seeing things from Emma's witty sense of humor, and I adore Jason's pining over Emma. A blooming romance I would say!
As for the paranormal aspect, from the blurb itself we can guess that the book is a mixture of all sorts of mythical creatures (like a circus) and that is what intrigued me the most. I liked that the author portrayed the siren to be a sad creature, siren has always been one of my favorite creatures in the paranormal world.
As if that is not enough! In this short novella the author even included a twist, leaving the readers wondering about the truth behind one of the main characters. Definitely have me vouching for the sequel!
A great read with a great flash fight in the end. Hoping for a sequel!
I would like to take this chance to thank the author, Rita Webb for kindly giving me a copy of her ebook, I never expected it to be this amazing for a short read! A big love and thank you!