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Breaking Angelina (Paranormal Investigations #2)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
She's the Beauty. Can the Beast break her curse before the monsters break her?

I’ve never told anyone my darkest secret.

I can feel people’s emotions, see their auras, and soothe their pain with a word. I don’t really know what that makes me. An empath? A psychic? Or am I just a freak?

But that’s not the worst of it. A demon whispers in my mind. At night, it murmurs lies i
Published November 2013 by Robot Playground Inc
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Rita Webb Yes! Taking Chances is the next book, and it's coming out January 7th. Currently, we're in the last stages of editing before we release it, and I…moreYes! Taking Chances is the next book, and it's coming out January 7th. Currently, we're in the last stages of editing before we release it, and I can't believe we're almost there.

Taking Chances is written in Emma's & Jason's perspectives (like it was in Playing Hooky), but not to fear, we're planning on Hunter & Angelina getting another book of their own.

Up until the release day, you can sign up for a free copy of Taking Chances on our blog:

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Dec 24, 2013 SonyaA. rated it it was amazing
Great book,love paranormal stories and this one is amazing. Love the characters in this book especially Angelina and Hunter. Great details it seems while you reading, your there with them and you can imagine the places and people they meet. Well written. Highly recommended.
Find my full review on The Kooky Bookworm review blog by clicking here. Kindle copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review

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Angelina has heard the voices in her head since she was twelve years old. She's now nineteen and attending college in Alaska when odd and mysterious things begin to happen. The voices are taking control of her life more than ever, making Angelina do things and hurting her when she resists. Angelina is now on a quest for a love potion to get her si

song Choice: "Sweet Child O Mine" by (yes i know its originally sung by Guns N' Roses) but I picked the cover by Taken by Trees, "Into the Ocean" by Blue October, "Sail" by AWOLNATION

First thoughts: So let me start off by saying Playing Hooky, the first book in this series or yeah novella, was a really fun, easy read, and honestly I was really, really skeptical about reading this book - sorry - but I was. I did not like
Sep 10, 2016 Lissette rated it really liked it
For as long as she can remember, Angelina has been led by the voices in her head. They dictate her every thought, her every movement, her every feeling. Whatever they say, she must do, else she'll suffer the consequences. The voices' impulsion make her to do just about anything, causing her to do more harm than good.

Deep inside, she wishes she could be rid of the pesky voices. She's tired of being a slave to their desires, tired of hearing the verbal lashings they inflict on her at every moment.
Katie Blythe
Nov 24, 2014 Katie Blythe rated it really liked it
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is the first book in the series but it does help to read the novella “Playing Hooky” before to get better familiarized with some of the characters.
Angelina is a girl who has had several voices in her head since for 7 years. (She’s 19 now.) They have always told her to do bad things and if she doesn’t do them, the voices put her in situations to punish her. The voices tell her to go after her older sister’s (Emma) bes
Lenore Kosinski
Apr 01, 2015 Lenore Kosinski rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars - Mixed feelings with this one. Lots of love for the world, though there is a lot of lore to keep track of and my brain isn't always used to so many new creatures. Bit of an information overload. Loved that we got to see Angelina's side to the story, and since I honestly had NO inkling what her story was, it was intriguing to learn about it. It took me a bit to get into it b/c it was 2 separate stories for such a long time....hard to track back to the other character in the next ...more
I loved the first book, "Playing Hooky", but somehow missed this one, a novella. When the opportunity arose to be part of the tour for the third book, "Taking Chances" I jumped at it and got my hands on both it and "Breaking Angelina". I was in for a surprise! "Taking Chances" and Breaking Angelina" are both darker than "Playing Hooky" was. It took me a bit to adjust me expectations but once I did, I found myself caught up in the story.

"Breaking Angelina" starts a little before the events in "Pl
Nov 27, 2013 Enika rated it it was amazing
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Breaking Angelina. I really enjoyed Playing Hooky, the first book in the Paranormal Investigations series, and the main characters, Emma and Jason. I was disappointed when I realized that Emma and Jason would not be the main characters in this book, rather it would be Emma's younger sister, Angelina. In my mind, Angelina was this prissy, crazy perfectionist, such the opposite of Emma. Even still, I wanted to read the book, especially when I found out the ...more
Kirsty Vizard
Breaking Angelina is considered a companion novel and merely a #1.5 in the Paranormal Investigations series. Yet in my opinion with this book Rita and TJ Webb have surpassed Playing hooky.
In Breaking Angelina we meet Hunter again, a Chimera who is still grieving for his wife and children, whom he found brutally murdered. Hunter is paid to locate objects and people and his latest job connects him to the circus we visited in the original novella.
Angelina is Emma’s younger sister whose mental state
Yvonne (The Shadow Realm)
This was another great installment in the Paranormal Investigations series. We are given some much needed insight into Angelina and how she came to do the things she did in the first book. It was so hard to watch her downfall and my heart broke for the girl. She goes through some pretty horrible things. This book was a lot darker than Playing Hooky, with some scenes that were quite disturbing. So for those who have read Playing Hooky be warned that this is not the same fun and lighthearted read. ...more
Jennifer Schultheis
Jan 22, 2015 Jennifer Schultheis rated it really liked it
Shelves: mnp
I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.

Breaking Angelina is book 2 in the Paranormal Investigation series and is quite different from the first book. If you've read the first book (Playing Hooky), then you were probably left hating Angelina. This story is told in alternative point of views, between Angelina and the Hunter. Both characters are broken in some way. The Hunter is mourning his late wife and his two children and is constantly drinking. And Angelina hears voic
Kelly Hawkins Solomon
Dec 22, 2014 Kelly Hawkins Solomon rated it it was amazing
Love this series! This has every paranormal and fantasy creature. Something for everyone.
Angelina is your normal good girl. She is in college and trying to get her good grades. She does what everyone expects of her. However, she is hearing voices that are forcing her to do things she cannot control. Hunter is a chimera who has experienced a great loss. He has taken on a job that runs him into Angelina. He has his own demons to put away but the two are strangely drawn to each other. Angelina eve
Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
It has been a while since I read the first book in this series, Playing Hooky, but I remember it being light and fun and whimsical - this book was not like that. Angelina is Emma's sister and if you have read the first book in the series you know that she is also the reason for all the craziness in the first book. So first off, it was hard to put out of my head that she was the enemy when I began reading this book. This installment was much darker than the first, internal demons and the hurt of ...more
The crazy paranormal investigations continue!

This story is full of interesting creatures and characters, just like the first book - Playing Hooky. The descriptions are awesome and I can picture the blue woman with scales and feathers or the green hair or pointy ears just perfectly. Then we have our main characters - Angelina: who can't control the voices in her head, at least most of the time and Hunter: a huge mountain of part man, part wolf, and part white hawk who has turned cold and sad afte
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
I received this book from Xpresso Reads in return for a fair and honest review.

So this book is Angelina's story. After reading about her in book 1, Playing Hooky, I wasn't sure if I wanted to read more about her or not. I really, REALLY wanted to read more about Emma and Jason but I loved their world so threw myself into book 1.5. This takes place at around the same timeline as Playing Hooky. It starts a few weeks before so you get the build-up to Emma's birthday and finishes afterwards.

Dec 13, 2014 Theresa rated it it was amazing
The crazy paranormal investigations continue!

This story is full of interesting creatures and characters, just like the first book - Playing Hooky. The descriptions are awesome and I can picture the blue woman with scales and feathers or the green hair or pointy ears just perfectly. Then we have our main characters - Angelina: who can't control the voices in her head, at least most of the time and Hunter: a huge mountain of part man, part wolf, and part white hawk who has turned cold and sad afte
Nov 22, 2013 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, review, arc, beta
I loved reading Breaking Angelina, it gave us more of an insight not just on Angelina but on Hunter as well. Getting to know these characters better was very insightful. I will say that the beginning was a bit confusing but it was soon cleared up the further I got into it. Seeing a different side of Hunter was good, because after reading Playing Hooky you think of him as just a monster or paranormal creature but in this book we find out he's so much more than that. Reading his thoughts and ...more
Mary Lou Hoffman
Dec 03, 2013 Mary Lou Hoffman rated it it was amazing
Category: Fantasy
Received from: Rita Webb (in exchange for an honest review)
Recommended for: For ages 17+ due to violence, language, and some sexuality.
Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors

This is the second book (story 1.5) in the Paranormal Investigations series. It is highly recommended that they are read in order.
Emma's sister, Angelina must listen to the voices in her head or face their sadistic punishments. Hunter's torture is in his self-flagellation brought on by the guilt he feels for
Niki Driscoll
Nov 21, 2014 Niki Driscoll rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Book two is Angelina's story and it is not fun like Playing Hooky. Book one left a bad taste in your mouth when you thought of Angelina. She was the bad guy and there were no explanations. Jealousy seemed to be the motivator and the reader assumed she was just evil. In book two we find out that is not the case. Angelina was a victim and was used as a pawn for something we had yet to learn about. Hunter was another character from book one that was given a bad reputation. In Angelina's story, ...more
Nancy The book junkie
Dec 07, 2013 Nancy The book junkie rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, ebooks-i-own
I was providing with a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this book when I saw it was about Angelina. I’ll be honest and say that she didn’t left me with the best impression after the first book and I was sad I wouldn’t read more about Emman & Jason. I’ve been surprised but this book actually bring a more human and vulnerable side of Angelina, she’s not a 100% innocent but I can undertand why she did what she did in the first
Roxie Wojcik
May 27, 2014 Roxie Wojcik rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Fans
Can I say that I did NOT want to like this book ~ crazy, right? Why's that...well that would be because she wanted her sister's boyfriend and wasn't being very sisterly (Playing Hooky). Was I ever wrong, because this was an awesome book and I became equally enamored with the characters and the storyline. The world that Rita has created isn't the norm that I'm used to reading as it's laced with twists and turns to keep you guessing and I thoroughly enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to ...more
Shannan Williams
Dec 03, 2013 Shannan Williams rated it it was amazing
Breaking Angelina was an amazing read. When I realized I was going to be reading about Emma’s sister, and not Emma and Jason, I was a little bummed. However, those feelings went away quickly. As much as it hurt to read about what Angelina had been going through, I am so glad we were able to hear her story. To put her with Hunter (Amazing), these two broken lives capable of being healed, and their story was incredible to read. I love their connection.

I absolutely loved this book. I wanted to ema
Jan 20, 2015 Louisa rated it it was amazing
Loved it - devoured it just like the first book in the series.

Set before during and after the events in Playing Hooky. The story follows Angelina Emma's sister who has a terrible secret ever since she was a little girl she has been hearing voices in her head and they are not very nice, They want her to do things, things she wouldn't normally do and if she doesn't do what they want they hurt her. Soon she find herself stealing to pay Hunter a Chimaera to find her a Siren so she can perform a love
Tammi Tumlinson
Dec 26, 2014 Tammi Tumlinson rated it it was amazing
AWESOME book. Breaking Angelina is a great second book in this series. Angelina and the Hunter would have to be my favorites. The part where he sniffs here neck and then says he knows how to find her is probably my favorite part in the whole book. "I can feel his breathe on my skin. My knees feel weak. He sniffs at my neck like a dog. A great big, scary dog. "And now I know how to find you. Take care sweet thing." He turns back to the bar and I run."

Angelina has problems of her own and still tri
Angelina has heard voices since she was twelve, but the have begun taking over her life.
Now at 19, she finds herself at the mercy of the voices as they force her through pain to obey their commands.
From deals with the creatures of fairy tales to stealing, Angelina will do whatever it takes to keep them quiet.

I'll be honest, I am usually that person who skips the half books, but this one is a must!
It is Angelina's and Hunter's view on what happened in Playing Hooky.

I admit I am addicted to this
Ashley Martinez
Nov 20, 2014 Ashley Martinez rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. It was really good. I wish the first one was like this! This story wasn't rushed the way the first one was which allowed me to get to know the characters better and really get into the plot.
I enjoyed how this story connected to the first one and filled in a lot of holes and added more mystery. I definitely want to know what happens next.
I thoroughly enjoyed the unique plot and characters. The different creatures were exciting to read. The story was more than just you
Laurel Johnson
Dec 19, 2014 Laurel Johnson rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I was curious about Angelina and Hunter after reading Playing Hooky and I wasn't disappointed in their story.
Angelina has suffered so much in her life without anyone knowing and Hunter is guilt ridden over what happened to his family. They both have obstacles to overcome and need help to do so. To read their stories you can't help but love them and want to help them. So much I want to say but I don't want to give any of this great story away.
This story is an amazing story of
Dec 23, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
Hey TJ and Rita Webb,

( sorry for the late review, had to read the book and give the review after my final exams)

Thanks so much for sending me Breaking Angelina, after reading Playing Hooky I love the characters in it ( my only complain for the writing was that it was too short!! lol!!) when I found out you guys were writing Taking Chances I could not wait to read it but there was still some time for its release so then I realized before Taking Chances there was Breaking Angeline so I thought I s
"Breaking Angelina" by Rita and TJ Webb is book 2 in the series and really gives us a good look into what caused Angelina to do the things she did in book one. In this book we see the constant struggle that she went through and realize that there is more to the Hunter than appearances had us believe. I really liked the Hunter for some reason in book one so it was really nice to see my intuition on him confirmed. I really don't want to give too much away on this review so I'll just say this book ...more
Reading Bliss
Feb 24, 2014 Reading Bliss rated it liked it
This book was interesting, however I struggled to stay interested in it. The pot, characters and writing are all very well done. I think I there may have just been too much going on for me to follow everything. Rita and TJ did a great job on this book and I will definitely try to read it again when I have read book 1, maybe then things will fall into place and it will make more sense for me.

I look forward to reading more by Rita and TJ. While I did not love this book I would still recommend it
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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.

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