Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Playing Hooky by Rita Webb and Giveaway

Valentine’s Day.
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

Sandie's Review:

I really enjoy paranormal books. I have a great fondness for them. In this book we meet Emma on her 21st birthday, along with Jason. They have been friends forever and have feelings for one another, yet never seem to let one anther know. 

On this Valentines Day and Emma's birthday Jason takes her on an adventure she is she to never forget. OK, they live in Alaska so for me that them even going outside is adventure enough. I like the hot! (I live in Palm Springs)

As I continued to read, I find out Jason's secret and the world that is really all around us. I LOVE unicorns, I would not be able to touch one, which ummm totes sucks and when you read this you will find out why. 

As, these two continue their day we find them in more adventures. I really want to meet the grumpy dwarf!! What? I am a sucker for grumpy things.

This is a short book, so I felt it hard to get into because of the rapidness of scenes changing. BUT have no fear this is a novella into a series! You all know I loves me a great series and I believe this is will be one.

For that I gave this book:
3.5/5 hearts


Leaving the house to go to school, I had schoolbooks spilling out of one hand, the other holding my place in a Nancy Drew novel, and bunny slippers still on my feet. My mom was a wee bit upset.

I haven't changed much. Still always have a book (or two) in my hand or creating stories in my head, and although I don't have any bunny slippers, I love writing in my jammies and snuggly slipper socks.

When I grow up (maybe a hundred years from now), I'd like to be a superhero, but for now, saving the day, one page at a time, suits me just fine.

With my husband TJ (my own cuddly werewolf), I home-school our three girls, who keep us busy with art, science projects, books to read, dance classes, and walks about the park.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the awesome review! It cheered my heart to know how much you liked Gruff. I have a fondness for grumpy characters too.