Sunday, November 2, 2014

Essence (Eve #1) and Enlightened by A.L. Waddington reviews ~Kami

Essence (Eve #1)Essence by A.L. Waddington
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In 2009 Jocelyn is an ordinary teenager going to school, hanging out with her friends and playing volleyball. She then starts remembering a life set in 1878. Or rather she is transported to a life in 1878 when she sleeps. I thought the writing was good but the story was really slow paced and nothing really happened. I like the idea of soul mates and past lives but this book didn't really have a whole lot of conflict or anything going on. 3 stars.

View all my reviews Enlightened (Eve #2)Enlightened by A.L. Waddington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jocelyn's affliction is EVE (Essence Voyager Era), which means her consciousness lives in two worlds, one in the year 2009 and the other in 1878. She discovered this ability when Jackson moved across the street and every time she got close to him she would get sick. In the year 1878 they are in love and getting married. I don't read a whole lot of historical romance and this story is told by jumping back and forth between the time periods. I think those who enjoy historical romance books will enjoy this series a lot. I was liking this book a bit better than the first one. The pacing was better since the first book was mostly just set up for this one. The covers of these books are so pretty. 4 stars.

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Enlightened by A.L. Waddington
(The EVE Series #2)
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: April 21st 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Continuing where Essence, Book 1, EVE series ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly.

In Enlightened, Book 2, present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009.

On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time?

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