Friday, April 22, 2011

Essence, an EBook by Diane Tolley

My friend, Diane Tolley, is a writer.  How cool is that?  She recently wrote and published an ebook, called Essence.  This story is written for the YA audience, and is in the science fiction/fantasy category. 

Essence is the story of Todd, a fourteen year old boy who lives in Southern Alberta with his widowed father, who is a scientist who studies animal DNA.  I don't want to give away too much of the plot here, because spoilers ruin everything!  Todd's dad's experiments become the interest of local authorities, the press, and local criminals who want to use it for the wrong reasons.  Todd has to deal with a friend that he likes as a girlfriend, a friend that isn't a friend at all, and dealing with all the normal pressures of being a teenage boy.  There is danger in the form of experiments gone awry, spring flooding of the Milk River, bullies at school, criminals, and unpredictable animals.  There's a little humor and true love thrown in as well. 

I really liked this book.  I found it hard to put down, and I couldn't wait to see how things would turn out.  It was well written and entertaining, and the characters were easy to relate to.  I'd recommend it to anyone, regardless of age.

You can find Essence at the following link:

Essence, an EBook by Diane Tolley

Enjoy the read!

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