Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Release Date: August 10, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: YA Paranormal 

The Story:  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.

My Review: Haven Moore isn't just your typical small town girl, trying to get out to the big city. She's been having visions since she was a little girl of a guy she's never met. She's not sure what it all means but her hateful grandmother is convinced Haven is possessed by a demon is seems determined to convince everyone else in town too. It's then that Haven's mother finally admits that her father believed she'd been remembering past lives. 

With the help of her best friend Beau Haven decides to head for New York City. There she searches for the boy she's been having visions about. Haven gets swept off her feet by Iain Morrow, a famous ladies man and millionaire and before long she doesn't know who or what to believe.

The Eternal Ones is the story of undying love through reincarnation. The main character, Haven, is likable if not a little too trusting. Her best friend Beau really carries their friendship. He's charming, funny, attractive, gay and not afraid to be himself. In a town as small as Snope City, that's something to be proud of and makes Beau the perfect best friend for Haven.

The relationships Haven made in New York kept me guessing until the very end. I felt myself being just as confused as to who could be trusted as she was. I wanted so much for her to finally solve the mystery and to find the man she's loved over centuries but it's anyone's guess until the very end. I loved this book. I found it unique and fun. The mystery kept me on my toes throughout the entire book and the ending has left me anxiously hoping there is a continuation of the story.

My Rating

ÒThe Eternal Ones is an engrossing and utterly enchanting story of true love, discovery and destiny that defies time. Thrilling and magical. A must read.Ó ÑDanielle Trussoni, author of Angelology
 I read and reviewed The Eternal Ones as part of  Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tours


  1. Thanks for the review-- I liked this one okay, I think Haven flip flopped too much on who she is trusting.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Haven definitely flopped but I found that to just add to the suspense. I honestly didn't know who to trust myself until the very end.

    Thanks so much for reading!

  3. Oh, this one sounds good!



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