Review: Essence by A.L. Waddington

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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?


Copy gifted by the author for an honest review.

OMG. What I have just read? I didn’t expect to story to be so good! The book pools you in pretty quickly and you can’t wait to know what will happen next.

The story is about Jocelyn. A high-school girl that she doesn’t feel special. She is ordinary. Just as everyone else. But she is so much more. And everything start changing and fate is showing her how special she is after a new boy moves in across the street. Jackson. A handsome boy that causes Jocelyn to feel dizzy and light-headed. And I here though: yes! She is in love. But!Ms Waddington crumbled my thinking while crumbling Jocelyn’s life.

The girl starts seeing things and feels weird pull to people that live in another time. And everything happens when Jackson is near her and touches her. And it all seems like she is reliving someone’s life.

The writing style is really good and story is a perfect clean YA. I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to dive in the second book.

5 heavenly stars.


About the Author:

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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.


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