Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Book Review - A Penny Lost by Aspen Bassett + Giveaway

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Penny Grace is the forgotten twin, especially when compared to her perfect twin sister, Dinah. To make matters worse, she has a special ability to see into a person's soul. Her family has a hard time accepting her abilities since Penny is the only one who has the superpower. One day Penny senses a human-shaped void in the surrounding aura. She decides to investigate the source but she is thrown into the past through an energy portal. The void seems to be following Penny as she time travels. What is the void that keeps following Penny? Will Penny be able to return home?

The book had an interesting concept but I found some to be confusing. I wish there was more time spent explaining how her abilities work and why. I did enjoy the time travel portions of the book especially when Penny and her companion try to figure out what they should do. It was a fast-paced novel with many mini twists that was fun to read.

**Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for honest opinion**

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
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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Picture 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 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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  1. Congrats on the tour and I love the storyline for this book being a twin myself and what is a good YA without romance which this book has. Thanks.

    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy the book! :) GL!

      Out of curiosity, did you read the book?

  2. No, not yet. My list books on my TRL is probably a mile long. I have a few reads on my Kindle I am in the middle of. Yours is probably somewhere in in my top 20 reads. My to-be-read list has about 4800 on most are because the giveaways say to add to your TBR goodreads list. Lol

    1. Ah, I see. I know the feeling, I filled up two kindles with books I wanted to read but haven't gotten around to it. I am always skeptical of the goodreads giveaway, because I never win anything! And it is such a pain to remove the books they add to your shelves just to enter the contest :/

    2. Only getting back to this message now. I hate that the contests from Rafflecopter that automatically add the book to your to-read shelf. Maybe one day I will get around to discarding books. I have won according to my Gmail account since Feb. 2017 54 books of print and e-copies of books from Goodreads.