Crossing Over

Crossing Over - Anna Kendall Roger has a peculiar gift. When he experiences intense pain he escapes it by “crossing over” to the land of the dead. As a teenager he was forced by his uncle to use this gift to make money at local fairs. Through a tragic chain of events he ends up at royal court in the midst of a battle between the Queen and her successor. After the Queen’s murder Roger is drawn into the middle of the intrigue, using his gift to help the Queendom.

There is a lot intrigue, sci/fi fantasy, a taste of historical fiction and a love interest. I did not realize this was a Y/A book until after I picked it up. The ending lends itself to a sequel. As interesting as the concept was I am not sure I would pick up a sequel.