Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Penny Lost by Aspen Bassett









Book Details:

Book Title: A Penny Lost by Aspen Bassett

Category: YA Fiction, 232 pages

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: World Castle Publishing

Release date: Jan 13, 2018

Tour dates: April 23 to May 4, 2018

Content Rating: PG (There's a kiss and some mild violence)



Book Description:



Penelope Grace, usually forgotten under the shadow of her twin sister's perfection, tries her hardest to hide her freakish ability to see into anyone's soul.



Until she senses an unusual energy like a human-shaped void in the universe. When Penny investigates the source, she gets tossed through a crack in time along with the cute boy next door. The Void follows them through history, increasing the dangers as if testing Penny. But what is it testing for? And why does it claim to know her better than even she knows herself? Even as Penny searches for answers, she must fight to survive the tragedies of both the past and future in order to get back home.


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MY REVIEW


4 STARS



This is a fun, action-packed time travel book that kept my interest.  Penny has always felt rather invisible, moving through life in the shadow of her twin sister.  When Penny investigates an unusual noise she and an odd, but cute, boy are sucked into a vortex.  Her sister remained trapped in the basement.  Penny and the strange boy begin their adventures, showing up unexpectedly at pivotal moments in history, meeting new friends, while Penny continually worries about her sister.

The story is original, entertaining and full of twists.  I liked the glimpses into pivotal historic events.  There were plenty of nail-biting moments that kept the suspense at a fever pitch.  Eventually, the discordant time jumps begin to make sense and an unexpected pattern emerged. Penny discovers that her life is even more complicated than she ever knew.  Readers who enjoy time travel stories that are well-constructed with quirky characters facing difficult choices should wholeheartedly enjoy this book!


Reviewed by Laurie-J


Meet the Author:





Aspen Bassett works at a library, telling stories and suggesting books. When she's not working, she's usually sipping hot cocoa and wondering what would happen if she had superpowers. She's been published in multiple anthologies including Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way and Inaccurate Realities.



Aspen grew up learning about chakras and auras and the true power of imagination which slips into her writing whether she intends it to or not. In college, when she wasn't busy working on her degree in Creative Writing, Aspen also got her certificate in Women's Meditation (basically general energy work). Now, she's working toward a diploma in Integrated Healing Arts with a certificate in Hypnotherapy.



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1 comment:

Aspen Bassett said...

Thanks for such an amazing review! I value your opinion so it means a lot. I look forward to sharing the sequel, The Me in Memory, as soon as it is released.
-Aspen