Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review & Giveaway: Essence (Eve #1) by A. L. Waddington

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 3056 KB
Print Length: 332 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Booktrope (Jan. 14 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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?

About the Author:
A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Psychology. A.L. and her husband, Ty have a son, two daughters, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana. 

My Review:  

Essence rocked! I am usually quite reserved when referring my friends to read a book, but this one easily crossed that line of reservation.  I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it and am hoping to get to review the next in this series!  I loved the dynamics between Jocelyn and Jackson in both time periods and how things truly were so different.  Things I would take as common (yoga pants, cell phones, tv, radio, lightbulbs) were not around in the 1800's so for someone to catch a glimpse of our time would have been weird.  It was interesting to hear the mind dialogues then.  I also enjoyed the differences in the activities and mindsets of people between 1800 and much we have changed is quite mind boggling when you think about it.  I kept reading this book and would continually come up with how the book would take a twist....and then in the end.....NONE of my theories were even close! I loved that! 

I would easily recommend this book to anyone looking for a love story that transcends time. I give it a 5 out of 5.

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and not influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post. 

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Samantha March said...

Glad you loved it!

Addison Winters said...

Thanks, I'm so trilled you loved it!!