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Playing Hooky Review

Monday, July 15, 2013

Title: Playing Hooky
Author: Rita Webb
Publication Date: January 17, 2013
Pages: 100
Valentine’s Day. And Emma's 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.
Like old times: the two of them 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 her to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns her reality upside down.
Except nothing goes as planned, and they 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 Emma again
Playing Hooky is a short but very entertaining novella, We are introduced to Emma on her 21st birthday, everything starts like an ordinary day, I mean, as ordinary as any of Emma’s birthdays anyway, suddenly her best friend from childhood, Jason, appears in the story and her day is full of unexpected adventures.

When I started reading I was immediately caught in the world that Rita created, a world full of magic, unicorns, sirens and many other interesting characters. The only problem I had with the book was that it was too short. I wanted to know more about Jason. I fell in love with the story; Emma and Jason had an amazing chemistry and made me smile throughout the book.

I don’t want to give much of the book away since is so short but if you like paranormal and fantasy this is a world you don’t want to skip. We are presented with mystery, fun and witty romance with a healthy dose of paranormal.

The author creates a world of magic unlike anything I had found recently. I enjoyed the alternating POV’s between Emma and Jason as much as the banter they had going on. Overall this was a quick and awesome story.

I received this book from Rita Webb. All opinions are honest and my own.


  1. Aaaw, thank you for the review!

  2. This book sounds so amazing and I love the cover too (:
    Great Review!.

  3. This sounds really unique and I think I will have to read it. Thanks for the review!


  4. That's great that the author managed to amaze you. I'll hopefully be reading this soon.
    Awesome review :)


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