I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Enlightened by A.L. Waddington
Also by this author: Essence
Series: EVE #2
Also in this series: Essence
Published by Booktrope Editions on 24th March 2014.
Genres: Chicklit, Fantasy, Science Fiction, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: for a Blog Tour
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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.
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? Find out in Essence’s highly anticipated sequel, Enlightened, Book 2, EVE series.
After the ending to Essence I couldn’t wait to read Enlightened.
I love Jocelyn and how much her character grew in this book. I loved reading day after day as the barrier disintegrated a little more, but some of the scenes were really difficult to read.
Jackson and Jocelyn quickly become more intense and serious in 2009 which causes her already strained relationship with her mother to worsen.
Emily and Robert were a pillar of strength to Jocelyn. They really provided her with the support that she needed.
This book had so many twists and turns that I was kept guessing all the way to end. Usually I wont read any previews or teasers for the next book in the series but I didn’t want this to end and I just couldn’t help myself so I read the first chapter of Perception. Obviously I already can’t wait for this to be released.
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