Tuesday 19 February 2013

Review: Playing Hooky (Paranormal Investigations #1) by Rita Webb

 Source: Purchased from Amazon Kindle Store.
Release Date: Already Released.
Number of Pages: 64 (Ebook: Novella)

Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
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I must admit that Playing Hooky's gorgeous cover initially caught my attention, but once I read the description, I was totally hooked!

As a novella, it's a pretty quick read, but it still manages to pack a lot of action and feeling into one little story. Playing Hooky was an amazing start to the Paranormal Investigations series and I can't wait to read more! I loved Jason and Emma, and I absolutely adored their chemistry and the fact that they have such an intricate back story. They've been best friends since they were kids, and while they may just be best friends at the moment...I'm positive it won't be long before they become best friends and more...much more!

Along with the awesome chemistry and banter between, Playing Hooky was full of an interesting mixture of paranormal creatures, and I loved getting to meet and learn about them all for the first time with Emma. I also can't wait to find out more about all of the paranormal creatures and see what else Jason and Emma end up investigating! I'm also extremely curious to find out more about Jason! He's totally a mystery right now and I'm curious to find out more about his unknown past.

Overall, I think that Playing Hooky was an awesome novella, and it left me excited to read more of this series in the future! :D

Has anyone else read Playing Hooky yet?
What did you think?
And if you haven't read it, does it sound like something you'd like?


  1. I'm always scared to read novellas, since they often feel incomplete to me. But maybe if it's a series, then I would feel better about it.

    1. I definitely prefer novellas to be a part of a series, and this is the first time I've read a series starting with a novella, so it seems they'll all probably be shorter ones. :) I really enjoyed it though.

  2. Thank you for the review! I am so glad you enjoyed Jason & Emmas' story!


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