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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Fun review for a fun book. I know many writers have read and enjoyed this book. πŸ™‚ x

C. S. Boyack

Oh look, a like button today. I must hit it.

Teri Polen

I’m a little late, but I made it – wonderful review!

C. S. Boyack

Thank you, Teri. PS: I offered it through Rosie’s Book Review Team.

Robbie Cheadle

A lovely review of Craig’s new book, Harmony.

C. S. Boyack

Thanks, Robbie.

Harmony Kent

Glad you liked it, Robbie! Thanks for supporting ?

C. S. Boyack

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.

Mae Clair

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!


Reading it now… and LOVING it!

C. S. Boyack

Thank you for saying so.

Traci Kenworth

I like the comparison to the sorting hat in Harry Potter. Makes me want to read it sooner!

C. S. Boyack

Thanks, Traci. There is a post coming about my inspiration for the character, and it might surprise you. We tend to run in the same circle, so I’m sure you’ll spot it.

Jan Sikes

What a nice review for The Hat!

C. S. Boyack

Thank you, Jan.

john howell

Excellent review, Harmony. I have the book but will take some time to get to it. Sounds good.

C.S. Boyack

Thank you, John. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

Staci Troilo

Great story. Great review. Nice to see The Hat getting some reader-love.

C.S. Boyack

Thank you, Staci.

C.S. Boyack

So glad you enjoyed it, and I’m ecstatic for the review. Thank you.