Book Review: The Hat by C.S. Boyack

Book Review: The Hat by C.S. Boyack

Hello everyone!

Today, I am posting a review for author C.S. Boyack’s latest book THE HAT.


Lizzie St Laurent has a lot on her … erm … head! When she picked up the old box behind her uncle’s back, she got a lot more than she bargained for. The hat is reminiscent of J.K. Rowling’s talking hat, and as soon as Lizzie dons it, she finds herself transported elsewhere with a pop. What is this hat? Where did it come from? What does it want?

A wonderful thread of humour runs throughout this engaging and entertaining story. In particular, I love the odd graphic that appears here and there, which emphasises the narrative beautifully. In addition to the humour, you will find action and drama and suspense with several twists and turns.

All in all, this is a fun and feel-good quick read at just over a hundred pages. I recommend it highly.


Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.

She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.

Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.

Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.

Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon.

I hope you enjoyed reading about The Hat.

If you’d like to pick up a copy, on sale at just 0.99!, then here are the Amazon links:




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31 Comments on “Book Review: The Hat by C.S. Boyack

  1. I just thought the few graphics helped with the tone of the whole thing. It’s meant to be fun, and they help lighten up what could have been a darker tale pretty easily.

  2. I loved the humor in your review, Harmony. It’s perfect for The Hat which has it’s own fun elements of humor. I really enjoyed the graphic embellishments in Craig’s novella too. A fun and adventuresome story!

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