Monday, October 14, 2013

Endless Blog Tour

Author: Amanda Gray
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication date: September 10, 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 -- the trio discovers a link that joins them in life -- and beyond death.

Jenny has never been normal if her palm happens to graze someone else then there is the chance that she will glimpse one of their past lives. After a strange incident with a Ouija board. Jenny befriends Ben and through an old music box she discovers her own past life in Romanov Russia.

What I liked most about Endless was that is was a fast paced read. There was always some action driving the plot forward. I am a big believer in past lives so I was intrigued by the past lives in the story. I was also curious about Jenny’s mother who passed away, and the love story between Jenny and Nikolai.

The romance while it was supposed to be this epic love affair that transcends time felt a little fragile and almost fake. Maybe it was because I was introduced to Ben first but I never really warmed up to Nikolai, and I actually found myself distrusting him while Jenny was falling all over herself to be in love with Nikolai.

Luckily that was the only gripe I had with the story. The supporting characters including Jenny’s Dad, Ben’s Mother, and Jenny’s BFF all shined. My favorite interactions were between Jenny and her Dad. They are close especially after Jenny loses her mother at a young age. I liked seeing a positive father daughter relationship in YA lit.

As I said above I was unable to fully embrace Nikolai because I liked the relationship that developed between Ben and Jenny. They have a lot in common both of them lost parents, and have always stood apart from others because they are different. I was rooting for them whether their relationship remains just friends or something more.

Overall, Endless was a fun read that was infused with a good dose of history and intrigue. At the end of the novel there were some loose ends though and I’m excited to see what happens next for all of these characters.

About The Author
Amanda Gray believes in magic and fantasy and possibilities. She is a team of two bestselling authors who live only miles apart but have never met in person. They talk on the phone and are the best of friends and between them have written more than a dozen novels and novellas and have had their work appear on television.


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1 comment:

  1. I love the review of this book! It was awesome! I most definitely want to read this book now.... I love anything with a bit of history, or even full history, now..... Definitely when it is mixed with a Fabulous YA storyline as well..... Hope I win! This sounds amazing! I am in need of a great book!