Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review: Essence


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?

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  From reading the blurb on Essence, I was instantly intrigued. This story has plenty of the elements I enjoy, and I was not disappointed when I read it.

There's plenty of mystery and intrigue right off the bat. What in the world is going on with Jocelyn and how is this all going to play out?  I was glued to the pages. The writing is great paced and really sucked me in. The plot had plenty of twists, and one big one I sure as heck didn't see coming.  What I love about this story is, I think it'll appeal to so many audiences.   I'm totally looking forward to more from this author. You can bet I'm recommending this one!

Author Bio:

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.

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  1. Thanks, I'm so happy you enjoyed it!!

  2. This sounds like an interesting book - definitely an interesting premise. Thanks for the review