Nov 5, 2010

Review | The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller

What if love refused to die?

Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

Cover: I like that we are able to see the symbol of the Ouroboros Society, but overall, I think the cover is a little plain.

Thoughts: I wasn't sure if I would like this at first, but just a few pages into it, and I couldn't put it down. The story is unique and from the start, it grabbed my attention because of its different storyline. Being about reincarnation, I wasn't really sure what to expect or if there would be a lot of religion involved, but the way Haven's story is explained and developed, through flashbacks of the past and clues that lead her towards solving who she is, I was able to really get into the story.

Haven was a likable character and even though a times she seemed a bit naive and I had a problems with the people she  trusted, she was realistic enough that I could relate to her. Beau, her best friend, is a fun, helpful, and funny character that helped Haven throughout the entire book, and I really liked him, probably the best.

The romance between Haven and Iain was sweet but I obviously had my doubts about him, so I had a hard time liking him. I think that Haven should have been a little more cautious with her relationship with him, but overall, it was a cute, and sometimes a bit steamy, romance they had going on.

Overall, I thought both the story and the writing were great. I loved the paranormal aspects it had, the  excitement and suspense, and the young romance between the protagonists, who were properly developed characters. I definitely enjoyed this book and I will be on the lookout for Miller's next book (the next one in the series?) so I suggest you YA lovers out there check it out also if you haven't.

Favorite Quote: "Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually, it falls apart."


5 comments

  1. Really glad to hear you liked it! I wasn't really sure about The Eternal Ones either, but I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks for the review (:

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  2. Great Review!! I really need to get my but in gear and read this one!! Its definitely on my wishlist! Glad that you enjoyed it!

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  3. Sounds great. I'm still on the fence about this one.

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  4. I'm glad you liked this one. I love the quote you picked! It's so fantastic and true:)

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  5. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one, Cindy! I liked this one too. At times I felt frustrated with Haven. But I got over it hehe. Beau is one my favorite characters. He was awesome! I'm wondering if there will be a sequel. We'll just have to wait and see. Excellent review, Cindy! =) By the way, that quote you chose, brilliant!

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