By Amanda Gray
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Jenny Kramer knows she isn’t normal. After all, not everybody can see the past lives of people around them. When she befriends Ben Daulton, resident new boy, the pair stumbles on an old music box with instructions for “mesmerization” and discover they may have more in common than they thought. Like a past life.
Using the instructions in the music box, Ben and Jenny share a dream that transports them to Romanov Russia and leads them to believe they have been there together before. But they weren’t alone. Nikolai, the mysterious young man Jenny has been seeing in her own dreams was there, too. When Nikolai appears next door, Jenny is forced to acknowledge that he has traveled through time and space to find her. Doing so means he has defied the laws of time, and the Order, an ominous organization tasked with keeping people in the correct time, is determined to send him back. While Ben, Jenny and Nikolai race against the clock — and the Order — Jenny and Nikolai discover a link that joins them in life — and beyond death.
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Amanda Gray has everything. A touching romance, soul mates, reincarnation, the formidable “bad guy”, and time travel. Endless is well written and draws you in. You feel connected to the characters and their stories.
Jenny has suffered the tragedy of losing her mother. He father and her don’t really talk and when she touches people she has the ability to see past lives. Some of the kids at school deem her a freak, but she has one true friend in Tiffany.
Ben is the new guy, moody and mysterious. His past has been hard and all he wants to do is protect his mother. When he and Jenny find the music box his first thoughts are of its value.
Then there is the man from Jenny’s dreams. The man she painted over and over again in the shadows of her pictures. Nikolai. Nikolai and Jenny share a past life that ended very tragically and he has come threw time to be with her, but there are rules and he is breaking them.
I enjoyed Endless. The story moved well and I was caught up in it. The movement between the different times was seamless and flowed nicely. I am hoping the story continues as we are left with a few unanswered questions, but not enough to ruin the book. Just enough to keep you hoping for more