Author: Amanda Gray
Release Date: September 10, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
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.
The story starts out with a Ouija board. And a strange message.
Jenny has always been a bit different. A little odd. She wears gloves on her hands, which doesn't exactly scream, "I'm normal." But one night at a party-- a party Jenny really didn't want to be at--a Ouija board opens up a door to the past and Jenny starts to remember things. Things that shouldn't be possible.
Open your soul and remember.
Jenny wears the gloves to protect herself from visions. Sometimes, she would touch a person and be transported to another place--and this strange ability has caused her to lead a somewhat sheltered life.
She lives with her father, and her mother was killed in an accident eleven years ago. The only time she truly feels at peace is when she paints.
But now a mysterious boy has appeared in her dreams...and in her paintings. Hovering in the shadows.
Amanda Gray has created an intriguing tale filled with a rich history, reincarnation, and the magical possibility to right a tragic wrong. Strong secondary characters play an important role in helping Jenny and Nikolai reunite, if only just briefly, and a cliffhanger has the reader wanting this story to continue.
I was truly entertained with Endless and hope to see more from this author.