Thursday, September 9, 2010

[ARC Review]: "The Eternal Ones"

The Eternal Ones

Author: Kirsten Miller
Publisher/Publication Date: Razorbill (August 10, 2010)
Summary (
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.

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My Review:

Have you ever experienced deja vu? What if it wasn't just a cliché term, but rather something that really happened?

Haven Moore has spent her whole life in Tennessee, yet somehow she keeps having visions of a young girl named Constance and her love, Ethan. Oh, and both of these people in her vision lived more than 80 years ago, in Rome and New York. Though these visions mainly plagued her as a young girl, after seeing a picture of billionaire heir Iain Morrow, they begin again-- only stronger.

After running off to New York to try and find out more, Haven finds a secret society, the Ouroboros Society, which believes in reincarnation. She saw this society in her visions as well, leading her to connect the dots—she was Constance in a past life, while Iain was Ethan.

And this is only the beginning of the wild ride about to come! Strap in and prepare yourself, because just when you think you know what's coming next, Miller throws another kink in the road and you're back to square one, wondering what's going to pop up next...

I absolutely loved this book, and my only complaint is I wish there was a sequel (Hint, hint, Kirsten!). Otherwise, this was an excellent novel, unique, mysterious and thrilling, not to mention romantic and steamy! Lite and funny at certain times, complicated during others, this was a story unlike most of the others on the bookshelf.

4.5 Stars! A romantic story that spans the ages—literally—The Eternal Ones is a great novel for anyone that enjoys a good mystery and love story, no matter the age! And perhaps this story will make you ask a very important question: “Do I believe in reincarnation?”

Thanks again to Razorbill Books (via Nicole) for providing this ARC for me to review, as well as the copy to giveaway (contest over).

My review is a bit late, sorry again everyone! I'm trying to still dig myself out of the hole I ran until last spring, and now the work load for this semester is starting up... For ever small shovel I throw out, a front end loader dumps more into my hole!

Hopefully I'll at least have more reviews up soon, even if I never catch up all the way! Oh, and if people are interested in another contest, I may be.. persuaded into sending off a few that I've been promising to share for a while. Duplicate copies of some fairly new books... :D

Until Next Time,


1 comment :

Unknown said...

Great review!! So glad I won this book and can't wait to read it!! I emailed my addy to you!