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)
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.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
This novel begins as a distraught teen feels abandoned by her Mom, but her Twin sister comes to the rescue. The twins are very close but total opposites...Penny is the introverted one. Penny has a secret nobody can explain away. This secret often causes problems, but in 'A Penny Lost', her secret causes a huge problem!
This is a fast paced drama/adventure story the reader will surely become engrossed in.
Author Aspen Benett has created a very unique and eerie series. It is one that will intrigue the reader, leaving him/her anxious to continue with the next book of the series.
Her characters are mostly unique and are portrayed in a realistic way. The scenes are described in a way easily visualized by the reader.
This is a, somewhat, impressive change from the usual cross genre stories.
I feel it earns a strong Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement for a positive review.
This is my honest review.
The Lazy Adventurer
Call me the lazy adventurer. My mind races with questions. My spirit fights to find the answers. My body? Wants to curl up and sip some tea. Which is what makes writing the perfect way to get some answers. I’ve written for years and have been published multiple times but I’m far from finished. At today’s count, there are six series ideas stewing in my mind, waiting for their moment to shine. And shine they will, I promise.
I read somewhere that, within a person’s lifetime, so much time is spent dreaming that dreams are technically an alternate reality. A world as real to our minds as what we experience during our waking hours. Combined with the fact that no one can prove we see colors the same way or compare how we interpret our surroundings, and pretty soon the truth becomes clear. There’s so much to this world we don’t know. And the less we know, the more we can explore.
Take for example a random question. What if that door opened to, not just a different room, but a different time? What if time wasn’t linear but rather a mess of moments our brains organize in a chronological order for reference? What would happen if I write all night long and then have to work 9-5 tomorrow?
Some questions aren’t worth an actual investigation, like my curiosity about pulling an all-night-er before work, but others deserve investigation. I write to explore the questions I feel deserve attention, the questions that tug at my mind until the only way to get some sanity is to record it.
So here I am, letting you know I’ve asked the questions, I’ve chased the answers, and I’d love to share the results with you. A Penny Lost explores the question of identity and separation both from one’s time and one’s self. Who is Stranger? Who is the Void and who does it believe Penny is? If you’re interested in finding the answers, put your name in for the giveaway or purchase it today on amazon.
About 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 intend 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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Prizes: Win a copy of A Penny Lost by Aspen Bassett. Two winners will also receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card (open to USA and Canada only / 10 winners total)
(ends May 12, 2018)