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Friday, November 7, 2014

Tour!! A Review & Excerpt of Essence by A.L. Waddington

Essence (Eve #1) by A.L. Waddington
Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction Romance)
Date Published: January 15, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing

Jocelyn Timmons does not believe she is anything special — just an ordinary high school senior, living an ordinary life full of school-work, volleyball and friends. She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

Jackson Chandler moved in to the house across the street. His dark wavy hair, green eyes and charismatic personality draws everyone to him. Everyone, but Jocelyn.

Whenever Jackson gets near Jocelyn she feels ill and dizzy. When he touches her, she blacks out and has visions of another life, in another time. As the odd hallucinations evolve and become clearer, she feels a strong pull towards the people she sees there. Frightened, she watches her once stable life begin to crumble around her and she begins to question her own sanity.

Could it be possible that these episodes are actually her own memories of a life she is living somehow, somewhere, some-when? Maybe this is time-travel or some other paranormal mysticism? Our minds often wander, but can our souls? 

Essence is the first book in the Eve Series by A.L. Waddington. This was almost like two stories in one. Both equally entertaining. We see two versions of Jocelyn. They are both very similar, but different... if that makes sense. I thought it was interesting, because it makes you think about how living in a different time period could effect who you are. Jackson is pretty interesting too and super swoon-worthy no matter what time he's in. With that being said, this isn't your typical mushy gushy boy next door love story. While romance does play a significant part in the plot, there's also some mystery and intrigue as well. The time travelling aspect was different than what I was expecting which I really enjoyed. I'm excited about this series, and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Essence by A.L. Waddington was kindly provided to me by CLP Blog Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

I rolled over to my side, snuggling down into the covers. The little, blue box sat waiting or me on the night table. I squeezed by eyes together tightly and rolled over in the other direction, putting my back to it. A part of me was so tempted to see what in would show me this time, but the other part of me was too terrified to risk it. I tried to ignore it calling me. Its power felt so strong. In my mind, I could see each of the earlier vision. I tried to force myself to concentrate on something else — anything else. Jackson. His words earlier ran through my head. Why did he not believe me about the magic? Why did his face hold that smirk when he whispered those words into my ear? Did he know what his silver trinket was doing to me? No. it is not possible. Or is it? What is he hiding from me?

Check out my review of Enlightened!

A. L. Waddington grew up in a small town in Indiana and always had a vivid and overactive imagination. She loves music, playing sports, and can be quite mischievous at times. She has been known to play practical jokes on occasion and is a firm believer in the theory of organized chaos. She has a slight addiction to coffee and gummy bears. When she’s not hidden behind her laptop or buried in a book, she can be found working in her gardens, cheering on her favorite team, the Indianapolis Colts, or trying to lose that last stubborn ten pounds. She graduated with her BS in psychology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. A. L. and her family reside in Indiana.

To learn more about A.L. Waddington and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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