Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Endless by Amanda Gray

October 21, 2013 Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway, Young Adult 20

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Endless by Amanda Gray

I received this book for free from Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

EndlessEndless by Amanda Gray
Published by Month9Books on October 10th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Blog Tour
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IN A RACE AGAINST TIME, HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE YOU LOVE SAFE?

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.

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Okay, I admit, I was first attracted to this book by the gorgeous cover! I love the light colors and how the girl on the cover blends right in. Imagine my surprise when I see time travel as a main theme, and you know how I love time travel.

Jenny has always lived with these strange dreams she couldn't explain as well as a gift to see visions when she touched someone, causing her to rely on wearing gloves to avoid the gift as much as possible. After attending a party and taking part in a Ouija board, stranger things started happening to her. Messages from beyond, the appearance of a strange music box, a mysterious boy and even more intense dreams focusing on a girl named Maria in Romanov Russia.

I absolutely loved the plot idea. A girl having dreams of a past live and how it became so intertwined with her present life was really cool. What was also great here was Jenny meeting a new boy named Ben. They totally hit it off and at first I wondered if he would be a love interest but instead we just get to see a strong friendship develop and I think that was a great dynamic. Usually a new boy spells love interest but the author took a different approach. Not that there isn't a love interest added to the mix, because there definitely is. I won't spoil many details of that but even though it felt a tiny bit instalove-ish in some ways, in other ways it really worked.

There are some great scenes involving some action and suspense and I was easily able to follow along with the time travel workings. There is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the story as well in regards to Jenny's dead mother's past and a secret Order that lives up in the hills and just what they have to do with everything going on in Jenny's life. It all kept me intrigued and unraveled at a great pace.  I am not aware of a sequel but I sincerely hope one is in the works because I felt like there were some things left unresolved that I would like to know more about. And I would love the dig into these characters more!

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·         Two (2) print copies of Endless by Amanda Gray (US Only)

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About Amanda Gray

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.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

20 Responses to “Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Endless by Amanda Gray”

  1. Claira Pam

    Wow, I agree…that cover is absolutely gorgeous!!! And the premise sounds great – I too am a fan of time travel!

  2. Joanna V

    I really like her hair in the cover. Not the reason I want to read it but I just thought I’d put that out there.
    Personally, I love the idea of time travel and reincarnation so the mix of those really gets my attention. And this sounds like it could possibly have an interesting romance, or at least friendship.
    Thanks for the giveaway(:
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  3. Tori S.

    Honestly, the cover got my attention enough to read on more about it, but the time travel/Romanov Russia/reverse premonition/destiny/possible-love-story made it a definite lol

  4. Aman

    Oh, the cover is gorgeous and I would’ve read it for that alone too! It’s surprising too see time travel in the mix, but I’m glad that nevertheless you ended up enjoying this book. Thanks for sharing 😉
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  5. Becca @ Nawanda Files

    Wow, this sounds awesome! I was worried that the inside wouldn’t live up to the gorgeous cover, but I’m so glad it did. Time travel can be really complicated, and the fact that it was pulled off and not confusing at all (with great characters too!) is a major plus. I’m definitely considering buying this one 😀 And I already bought Six Months Later after your review, Sara. It totally swayed me 😀
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  6. Sienna Snow

    Because it sounds wonderful and like something I would enjoy reading 🙂

  7. Lily

    The cover is what sold me on wanting to read this book and from what you told me on twitter about this book I just can’t wait to start reading it! great review Sara! 🙂
    Lily
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  8. Andrea Schiffner

    This book sounds pretty cool and exciting! Definitely worth checking out! The cover is breathtaking! I love books with a time travel element! Awesome!

  9. Kimberly

    Love the cover. This books sounds like it is a very interesting read. Different from anything I normally read. Cant wait.

  10. Danielle P

    The story looks amazing & I am in love with the cover of this book, it’s gorgeous!!!