A Penny Lost + Giveaway

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.

My Review

I liked the concept of this book. Penny's ability as an empath intrigued me. She uses all of her senses but she can sense "energies" or "auras" of people and things around her. Penny's age of sixteen year old did come out sometimes. What I mean by this is that she did act her age but other times she reacted to situations more maturely. There was something mysterious about her companion "Stranger". It was not just due to his name.  Yet, another character that I liked is Ricky. He is assertive.

I did kind of feel like I was transported back to 1915. Yet, a more fantasy type of 1915. There was a lot of movement in the story to keep it going. However, at the same time I felt a little disjointed as if there was so much going on that I couldn't find my footing. Although, this book is a bit dark; which I did enjoy. There were more good things that I liked about this book that would make me consider reading the next book.

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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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Falling For a Stranger by Aspen Bassett


Have you ever fallen for someone you’ve never met? Like you know nothing about this person’s history but dang, they’ve got a great smile and you just know you’d get along and be happy forever? I can say that about half the Marvel Cinematic Universe plus a couple guys who have no idea we dated in my brain for a few months.

In my book, A Penny Lost, the lead character gets stranded in the past with a complete stranger who’s lost his memories. She can ask all she wants but he can’t tell her anything about himself, not even his name and thus, Stranger was born. Readers have fallen in love with Stranger just as much as I have which makes me extremely happy. The classic boy next door kind of character, Stranger’s aura is a constant sunshine yellow, a nod to his optimistic outlook despite their impossible circumstances. He’s a great support system for Penny and I feel everyone deserves a guy like him in their lives.

Stranger is the ultimate gentleman in all the ways that truly count. He’s there for Penny, he treats her like an equal even during the dangerous fight scenes, which I’m sad to say is still a decently rare thing in literature. He’s not threatened by her strength either which I love. In fact, he completely supports it and trusts her 100%.

The relationship between Penny and Stranger points out the insignificance of one’s history in the present. Penny has no idea who Stranger is, what kind of life he comes from, but she knows he’s there for her now and really, that’s what matters. Whether or not that changes throughout the trilogy, only time can tell...

Have you read A Penny Lost yet? What do you think of Stranger’s character? Once you finished your book, contact me through social media or my website, www.aspenbassett.com and let me know what you think!

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Aspen Bassett said…
Thank you for the honest and great review. I look forward to sharing the sequel, The Me in Memory, with you once it is released.

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