Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:

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.

After finishing The Eternal Ones, I could only think of one word and that word was "WOW!" Simply because The Eternal Ones is by far one of my favorite reads of 2010 so far. I mean, it has nearly has everything needed to hook a reader- a steamy romance, believable and relatable characters, an intriguing and well executed premise, and excellent storytelling that never ceases to transport you to the world contained inside the pages of The Eternal Ones.

The Eternal Ones tells the story of Haven Moore, a girl who couldn't fit less into her hometown if she tired. You see, ever since Haven was a little girl she's had visions of a past life, ones that have marked her as having the devil inside her, thanks to her overly religious grandma and priest. Though, at least she has her best friend Beau, the dressmaking business the two share, and a one-stop ticket to New York City to tie her over with. But soon enough her plan comes to shambles when she faints at the sight of Ian Morrow, epic playboy and the guy who's played a part in all of Haven's past visions. And before she knows it, she's off  to find Ian and find out what her visions mean, even though she knows it won't be a small feat.

Even though Haven annoyed me to no end at times with her silly decisions and her tendency to trust people too easily, she definitely was a character I adored and rooted for. One of the things I liked most about her character was the fact that she actually had a hobby that meant a lot to her, and it played a fairly big part in the story. Also, her romance with Ian was, without a doubt, the definition of steamy, though I personally would have loved more development into Ian's character, because he was a little too one dimensional for my taste. I mean, during the whole story, I don't think I ever knew nearly as much about him as I knew about Haven and even Beau. Lastly, while I really liked Haven, my favorite character would have to be Beau. He was such a hilarious sidekick, one that I would love to have in my own life.

The plot of this was action packed, and once begun The Eternal Ones is a book that needs to be read in one night because it's just that good. Well, in my opinion anyway. I also loved how The Eternal Ones talked a lot about reincarnation because I always find it to be an interesting topic to read about. Further more, I loved the little twists and turns Kirsten always threw in because they always had me re-guessing my previous predictions over and over again.

In all, The Eternal Ones is one fantastic and spellbinding book that I can't help but highly suggest, and I  can't wait to read the sequel!

Grade: A-

The Eternal Ones is now out!

Source: Publisher. Thanks, Penguin!


  1. I really loved this one too! Awesome review!!

  2. Oh yay! I just won this one and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

  3. I really want to read this one. Such an interesting premise!

  4. I loved this one too. Haven and Ian were hot together and can't wait for book 2.

  5. This books sounds amazing! I don't think I've heard any complaints yet. And what a great review! Gotta check this one out.

  6. Dang, I am SO happy I have this book! I cannot wait to read it!


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