Monday, August 9, 2010

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Synopsis (from

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.

Book Details:

Publisher: Razorbill
Pub Date: August 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416

My Review:

I must admit when I first saw the cover of this book I knew I had to read it. The cover is simple and intriguing. You'll love the cover even more when you see it in person.

Ok, now to my review. Ever since Haven, the MC, was a little girl she has always talked about a boy named Ethan. Even now as a teenager she has visions of him. Haven's grandmother is convinced she is possessed by a demon and makes Haven stay home instead of going to college in the near future. With the help from her best friend Beau, Haven manages to run off to NY to search for Ethan. The plot doesn't really start until page 160.

In NYC she meets Iain Morrow and instantly there is a connection. This sets off a series of the past repeating itself in a way. The Eternal Ones is a mysterious and thrilling novel. You get to meet a wide variety of characters and you don't know who to trust right alongside Haven. Haven soon discovers her family's secrets as well as secrets from her past life as Constance. Many people has complained about there not being a concrete love story but I have to disagree. I found Haven and Iain's, or should I say Ethan and Contance, relationship refreshing and new. I liked how you want to root for Ethan, but don't know whether he is a bad guy or not.

I must warn you that the beginning is very confusing. As you read along it gets a little less confusing so hang in there! Also, I still have a question for the author: When Iain is talking about the past is it as himself or is he like possessed by Ethan?

The Eternal Ones is a new kind of eternal romance, mystery novel. I highly recommend you buy it now!

5 Stars!

1 comment:

Erika said...

This sounds like a gripping novel. Thanks for the review!