Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Eternal Ones- Kirsten Miller

Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kirsten Miller
Source: Bought new
Series: Yes
Rating: 4/5


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 grandmothers 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.


Reincarnation, having visions of a past life of a boy who may or may not be a murderer? How could you say no to this book. I was completely absorbed from the first page. It was hard to put down, one chapter he might be the love of her life and in the next he might be the one that killed her. There was so much deceit and backstabbing.


Haven is having visions about a boy named Ethan. She has visions about a life in New York with him but she is has never met Ethan. She lives with her grandmother and her mother in a religious town who believes her visions are from the devil. Haven knows she must find Ethan and find out why she is having these visions and if her visions are trying to tell her something sinister about Ethan.


Haven is not completely useless. I love when the main character can actually do something for herself. She tolerates her grandmother and her religious views none to quietly until she can finally escape to New York and find why she has these visions of Ethan. She meets Iain Morrow who tells her he was Ethan in a past life and is determined to make her remember there life together. Iain was a little bit of a jerk at times and at other times I thought he was a little creepy. The house is what creeped me out a little bit but I can understand it. I do not want to say much more than this because I do not want to give too much away. Haven had some pretty awesome friends on her side who were willing to help out in anyway they can to help her escape the tight grasp her grandmother has on her.

The End:

The big thing that made me not fall completely in love with this book is Haven's age which I know seems a little weird but it was hard to get past. In her past life she appears to be a lot older than sixteen but when she is reincarnated she is sixteen but trying to act way older. If Haven had been older I think the book would have flowed better. I feel like this book left me satisfied. I do not think I will read the sequel right away. I may read it someday but I am in no rush.

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