Blog Tour: Essence by A.L. Waddington ~ Spotlight ~ Review ~ Giveaway !!!

Essence by A.L. Waddington
(The EVE Series #1)

Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: January 15th 2014

Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult


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? 

(Enlightened, Book2 releases April 21, 2014.) 



Rating: 4 Stars !!! 

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side. 

Firstly I would like to thank the author and Lovers of Paranormal Group of Goodreads for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this book. 

This book is really awesome!!! 

There is action, adventure, secrets, suspense and so much more. I loved the story line very much because it felt really unique and fresh. The awesome writing of the author grabbed my attention from the very first and kept me hooked in. The descriptions are so vividly portrayed that it will lure you in to the story and will make you a part of it. 

Talking about the characters I would just say that I loved the main character the most, she was a little confused at first, well I guess when your world is falling apart you get the right to be weak even if you are the heroine in here. I liked the plot planning and the way the events smoothly unfolded was really nice, it felt as if one event led to another automatically. 

The suspense was well kept and I couldn't predict the secrets even at the moment just before the revelation of them and it gave me chills and thrills too. I would highly recommend this book to others and I know that you guys are going to devour it and who can resist the gorgeous cover, eh? So go ahead and grab yours now before your friends beat you to it. Enjoy!!! 




A.L. Waddington completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas Dallas and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in Psychology. Angela and her husband, Ty, have a son, two daughters, a puppy, and an over-sized cat. They reside in Indiana.

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About "Satarupa"

I'm from Calcutta, India (the kingdom of sweets). I'm is a final year college student struggling to get Bachelor of finance honors degree. I love books more than anything and like to hang out with friends, watch horror and action movies and I'm madly in love with vampires and warlocks. Other times you’ll find me with a worn out calculator punching the numbers and making accounts and ledgers (study stuff). In leisure time I sit with a book or my e-reader leaving the known world behind and losing her in the new worlds which the author’s create. I like to write down my thoughts and ideas regarding a story sometimes but never completed it but I'm planning to do so in future and will like to give a chance to my childhood dream of being a paranormal genre writer."


  1. This sounds like such a fun book and I love that it's unpredictable and so unique with the historical angle. Wonderful review!

  2. Thank you so much for your support and the fabulous review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed Essence so much!!


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