by Ms. Lisa Ann O'Kane


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ISBN-13: 9781499382662
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Lisa Ann O'Kane is a wildlife educator and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel ESSENCE. She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.

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Essence 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Shallee More than 1 year ago
So. This book. This book is lush. It's adventurous. It's a little heartbreaking. And it's a haunting look into the mind of a girl raised in a cult who doesn't know how to escape the lifestyle, even when she tries. I loved it so much. Autumn was not just a great character, but a look into the mind of someone who really doesn't understand what life can be outside of someone else's control. I loved her arc, her mistakes, and her discoveries. I loved her wonder and her bravery. I just loved this book, period.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: I'm conflicted. I liked it (finished it in two days, actually), but I’m not sure if I like it because O’Kane’s written a good book, or if it’s because Essence reminds me a lot (and I mean A LOT) of Divergent. It’s nearly the same plot — girl leaves one culty-type lifestyle and joins another, only to find out things aren’t exactly what she expected. She falls in love with the lead hottie, makes some bad choices, and ultimately figures things out. The details are different — tightrope walks and drugs instead of high jumping and combat training — but I’m not sure they’re different enough. I like the whole “out of the frying pan into the fire” thing, but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d read this story before.   Would I recommend it: Yeah, sure.  If you’re a fan of Divergent you’ll get more of what you know you like. As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Books. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.