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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When world class snowboarding sensation Scott Locke returns to his home in West Virginia to be honored by the ski resort where he worked as a teenager, a freak accident costs him the opportunity to compete in the upcoming X-Games. Broken and distraught, the competition soon becomes a secondary consideration when Scott unwittingly releases a force that has been locked away ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 7th 2015 by High Peaks Publishing
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Amy
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Parisa is a bit outside my normal genre that I normally read. However, the blurb sounded fascinating, so I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. I thought it was pretty good. I love the West Virginia location. I like Scott and the events surrounding him in the story were interesting and intriguing. I noticed there is another book to follow this one and I hope to read it in the near future to see what happens next.

I give Parisa four stars.

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Lynn Reynolds
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I was reading the Prologue and felt as if I should be sitting at a campfire listening to someone telling me this story – I would be riveted. Sometimes the old stories are warnings that future generations need to heed. It’s also why these stories need to be passed down. My sadness came when the prologue gave me such high hopes but the rest of the story just didn’t live up to my expectations.

Scott Locke may have luck on his side. It just may be a little hard to see. You can see wh
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Bookgirl86
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I gotta say, I was really impressed by this novel. I went in expecting it to be only okay but I was blown away by the story.

The basic premise is that a snowboarder named Scott get injured and accidentally releases a Djini named Parisa. The interactions with Parisa were hilarious and sweet. I loved the 'I Dream of Jeannie' aspect of a female Djini who tries to serve her average Joe master in a modern setting.
In particular, Scott's confusion over trying to remain a gentleman when this beaut
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Jeanne Pocius Dorismond
A Re-telling of Legend, With a Modern Twist

I did not expect this story to be so wonderful.. When I began to read it, I thought, at first, it would be another white man's version of an Native Nation's story. I was wrong. Parisa is an ancient and magical genie. A bit reminiscent of the old Barbara Eden TV show, "I Dream of Jeannie," Conrad Trump's story brings the genie angle well into the 21st century. This is a tale, not just for this century, but for the ages. It is a re-telling of legend, with
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Jessica Bronder
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scott Locke is a competitive snowboarder. He is all set to take part in the X-Games when a freak accident changes his world. He unwittingly uncovers and released an ancient genie, Parisa. From there Scott faces some challenges when he tries to being Parisa’s willingness to serve him into the present day. He also has a hard time with Parisa because he is falling in love with her even though he has a girlfriend. But then something he said backfires and something happens that leaves Scott full of g ...more
Debbie
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
For all the hype, I was disappointed in this book as the ending, as far as I’m concerned, was a cop out.
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