Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Book Review: Playing Hooky

Title - Playing Hooky
Author - Rita Webb
Genre - Fantasy 
Published - January 21st 2013
Format - Kindle
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A witch, a wolf man, a murderous love potion … Who knew playing a little hooky could be so dangerous?

Emma is that spunky girl-next-door who loves adventure and finding trouble, but life at the University of Alaska Anchorage leaves no room for fun. 

It's Valentine’s Day and her 21st birthday. Just another college day - full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible. 

… until Jason, her best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take her out for the day. It never hurt to play a little hooky, right? Like old times: the two of them on a fun adventure, an escape from real life. 

But Jason's plans aren't anything she expected. Taking Emma to a paranormal circus, he introduces her to a world full of misfits and monsters – unicorns and faeries, dwarves and elves, and other paranormal creatures – and Emma falls in love with everything she experiences. 

When they discover the empty siren’s cage, the mystery takes them through the paranormal underbelly of Anchorage – a witch’s bookstore, an ogre’s bar, and a deserted warehouse – but the siren’s kidnapper isn’t giving up without a fight. 

Emma’s birthday adventure turns into a deadly battle for their lives. Will Jason finally tell her he loves her before the end? Or can he protect her from this world he’s inextricably a part of? 

Here’s your ticket to the Circus: full of mystery and adventure, monsters and mayhem, with a little touch of romance and loads of fun. Don’t forget to buckle up until the ride comes to a complete stop. 

It's Emma's birthday, her best friend shows up at the door with a surprise in store that will shed some light on Jason's life that she doesn't already know. He takes Emma to a fair that is unlike any she has every seen before with magical unicorns and even elves, but something is wrong at the fair a Siren has gone missing. Jason and Emma set out to find the missing Siren knowing that the reason she was taken is because her blood can be used for a love potion. Will they find and stop the person casting the powerful spell or will they be too late? 

I liked Emma a lot she's super sweet and accepts the world that Jason shares with her super well. I think if I was faced with a unicorn as my first supernatural being I think I would have been eased into it a lot easier. I adore Jason he doesn't know much of his past but now he's determined to find out where he's come from. 

I've had this one on my kindle for years and decided it was time to check it out. The concept for Playing Hooky is interesting a supernatural world hidden among the humans but set in Alaska. I actually finished Playing Hooky in one sitting it was hard to put down and I had to know how it was going to play out. The characters are easy to connect with you can't help cheering them on through the story. This is my first book by the author but I have the next two on my kindle ready to go. I enjoyed the authors writing style she tells a beautiful captivating story. I can't wait to dive into Emma's world again and learn more about Jason. 

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