Tuesday, August 6, 2013
RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry
Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: August 6, 2013
What’s it about?
Rock star drummer Bishop Riley doesn’t have a drug problem. Celebrities—especially ones suffering from anxiety—just need a little help taking the edge off sometimes. After downing a few too many pills, Bishop wakes up in the hospital facing an intervention. If he wants to stay in the band, he’ll have to detox while under house arrest in Seldon, Alaska.
Hockey player Penny Jones can’t imagine a life outside of Seldon. Though she has tons of scholarship offers to all the best schools, the last thing she wants is to leave. Who’ll take care of her absentminded gramps? Not her mother, who can’t even be bothered to come home from work, let alone deal with their new tenants next door.
Penny’s not interested in dealing with Bishop’s crappy attitude, and Bishop’s too busy sneaking pills to care. Until he starts hanging out with Gramps and begins to see what he’s been missing. If Bishop wants a chance with the fiery girl next door, he’ll have to admit he has a problem and kick it. Too bad addiction is hard to kick…and Bishop’s about to run out of time.
I really loved this book. And I especially love it when a book is written by two authors, but it seems as if it was written by one. The storyline flowed together so smoothly and held my attention throughout the entire book. Out of Play will make you laugh and even cry a little. I just loved everything about it and how relatable the characters and the story was.
Penny also wasn’t your “average” teenage girl. She fit in more with the guys than the girls and I found it refreshing, but I also didn’t consider her to be too much of a tom-boy. Bishop also isn’t your average badass in a band. He may appear so at first, but as the story goes on, his many layers are revealed.
Another thing I really loved is the dual POVs. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good book with multiple POVs. To me, it just makes a story that much more and reveals so much more about a person and the story in general.
This is definitely a book I would recommend and it didn’t take me long to read at all, mostly because I couldn’t put it down. When I had to put it down, I couldn’t help but think about what could happen next. That’s when you know a book is a great one.
I definitely give this
5 out of 5 stars.