Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: Endless by Amanda Gray

Endless by Amanda Gray

Published September 10, 2013
Thank you Netgalley and Month9Books for giving me a copy to review. In no way did this impact my opinion.
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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 stumble 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 travelled 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.

All her life, seemingly ordinary girl Jenny, has felt incomplete. Her mother used to go off alone with no way of knowing when she’d return then one day, she was hit by a car that didn’t stop and left her for dead. After this, events have taken place that are more than what they seem to be on the surface. One night, while at her best friend’s house, an Ouija board as taken out as a game but reveals so much more than a few scrambled words. ENDLESS is a tale of a girl with a past life that end is mass murder and boy who could have prevented it and a boy who will do whatever it takes to make his way back to his soulmate.  The question poses as this: is it the love that’s endless…or the secrets?

ENDLESS has an enticing plot, well developed characters and a swoon-worthy guy that you cannot help to fall for. Well, two of them to be precise. Nikolai and Ben. Nikolai and Ben are both from her past-one reincarnated like Jenny and the other has traveled through time and space to find her!!! *enter spacey music* Hehehe.

Gray did a wonderful job at displaying the romance aspect as well as the friendship aspect. I liked how the characters and their unique personalities were shown. I liked Jenny and her friend and Ben and Nikolai. I didn’t love any of them, but they were good characters.

I can’t say I didn’t like anything, per say, but I just thought there was too much going on. I had to take into consideration too much for me to really enjoy the book. The plot was good and the ending did a nice cliffhanger, but with the time traveling and the Order and the Ouija board I was just like, slow down there. We need to slow it down a bit. Please?

One thing I adored was the historical aspect of the book.

Overall, I found the beginning slow but strangely addicting. Odd combo I know, but, what can I say? 

Who's read this one? What do y'all think about it?

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