Blurb from Goodreads
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.
His words hit her like a tidal wave until she was drowning. Drowning under a truth she couldn’t accept or deny. I’m out of time…it echoed through her mind. She couldn’t think, couldn’t make sense of anything he’d said, anything that had happened. “No. It’s….it’s impossible.” She shook her head edging toward the door, her mind a tornado of confusion.
….totally unaware of the roar building in Jenny’s head, the warning bell clanging in her ears.
There was just too much sky up on the mountain. It was dizzying.
The pace is also too slow for my taste. Most of it is because of the characters. Jenny, the main character, a couple times annoyed me. She keeps denying weird things that happen to her and always feels stupid about it. Instead of look for the answer, she’s constantly wondering whether she’s crazy and when Nikolai, her love interest, comes and try to explain it she ran away. I also didn’t quite like some of dialogue with her in it. I feel it’s more like a one-way interview rather than a conversation. She often cuts others conversation and asks questions instead of listen to what they say and think about it. She, along with Ben and Nikolai have to figure out what happened with their past but for 50% of the story they only got a little bit answer, though I can already figure it out. They inability to see and connect the evidences right in front of their eyes really annoyed me. There are things that so obvious for me to draw a connection yet they seem oblivious, even to the simplest one.And the result was I got distracted by other things instead of reading it.