This review of Endless is made possible by a review copy provided at no charge.
Time traveling is a fascinating concept that will always catch my attention. The idea of getting to live through different eras is intriguing, especially when it’s based in time periods famously known.
In Endless we are talking about the era of the Russians’ Romanov dynasty. You remember the story about Anastasia, right? In this case, Anastasia is not the lead role of this story. It’s about her younger sister Maria who we get to meet, but in the present time.
Jenny is an artist and quite good at it. She doesn’t have many friends, only one other, besides her father and her dead mother’s best friend. The reason for her lack of social life is due to the burden she’s had ever since she can remember. She can’t touch someone without looking into their past lives. It wasn’t that much of a problem until, she and a boy named Ben, find a musical box that takes them both back through a dream to her previous life as a Romanov princess, where she remembers her endless love, Nikolai.
I couldn’t help devouring this book. It was so interesting and magical. I really liked Jenny and her interests in life. The way she would handle her relationship with her father, trying to please him and her wishes at the same time. I also adored Ben. He was this moody kid who I thought would become sort of like a villain, but instead he bloomed into a wonderful friend for Jenny. He was so sweet and brave.
Then there was Nikolai. Hmm, I’m afraid I can’t say much about his personality other than knowing he loves Jenny/Maria so much. It’s very clear his devotion for her, yet I didn’t get to feel the click between them when they met once again. It was somewhat insta-love and I missed having the chance to fall for the guy; it would have been very nice.
The last few chapters were so good, I even felt like choking when a few things happened to our characters. We are left with a small cliffhanger, so I really want to know what happens next to Jenny, Nikolai and Ben. There are still so many things to go through, so I’m glad to say the magical ride is barely beginning.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)
About the Book:
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.
- Title: Endless
- Author: Amanda Gray
- E-book: 384 pages
- Publisher: Month9Books
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I received a complimentary copy of Endless in exchange for an honest review.