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 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 -- Jenny and Nikolai discover a link that joins them in life -- and beyond death.
This was a fun and interesting read. Ms. Gray pulls you into this world full of darkness, questions and chaos. I didn't want to stop reading. I had to keep going. Having said that, I am left with so many questions! Still! Gah! I'm looking forward to the next book. E-yes, Jenny has always been watched, never knowing how truly special she is. N-ikolai, will find her. They are destined to be together and he will break any rule or law to have his soul mate. D-reams, a connection between Ben and Jenny will lead to a long overdue confrontation. L-ies, a best friend thought of as a trader will be Jenny's only opportunity to save Nikolai. E-ndless, the love Nikolai and Jenny share will forever remain in their hearts no matter the peril. S-urvival, once the dust settles Jenny will face the truth of what she is and what she must do. S-earch, it has only just begun. Jenny must find the key that holds the answers to her final reunion with her love. This was a fast paced entertaining read! I loved Jenny straight away. She was fierce and kind. I am looking forward to more! I'm dying to find out more about the secondary characters and I hope their story lines develop along with Jenny and Nikolai's. We know who is destined to be with who and there are no love triangles or anything like that. I'm just gonna say it! I hope Ben finds someone. This poor guy has had to deal with a lot.
4.0 Arcitect, Painting, Message, Music box, Best friend, Book, Coffee, Past, Fire, Tunnels, Tea lost love filled stars. If you like YA and a story out of the norm this one is for you!!
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.