Book Review: The Eternal Ones

Book Review: The Eternal OnesThe Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
Series: Eternal Ones #1
Published by Penguin on August 10th 2010
Pages: 432

Haven Moore has always lived in the town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in fiery tragedy. One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York City to find Iain and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is he her murderer from a past life? Haven asks the members of the powerful and mysterious Ouroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know whom to trust?

I’ve only read a few books dealing with reincarnation, but I like the background of her visions building up to her actual trip to New York to find the man she has loved over and over again for centuries. There were a few twists that I thought could have been hashed out more and some a little bit less in The Eternal Ones. It wasn’t perfect, but I was totally and utterly engaged and finished this rather large book (400 some pages) in a day.

Haven is naive and you see that quite a bit in this novel. She starts to distrust a little too late, so much so that it’s a little unbelievable when she trusts some strangers blindly and others with more caution.

I loved the best friend character – Beau. He’s a gay beautiful boy who just really is a great friend to Haven. He supports her insane need to go to New York, although I felt like he should’ve gone along with her. Although, that would have changed the story drastically most likely.

The love interest – definitely a little suspicious of him and how easily Haven fell into his arms. He was the teen idol type figure and you never see those types settling down completely.

The bad guy – definitely evil and I don’t think he/she is seen enough. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say much more than that.

It was easy to like Haven and Beau, which I think really made the story move along. I didn’t relate specifically to any of the characters, but I know a few guys like Beau and I have to say I would’ve liked to see more of him in the latter parts of The Eternal Ones.


12 responses to “Book Review: The Eternal Ones

  1. Girl on a Mission

    I just finished reading this one myself and I’d have to say I totally agree. The characters are definitely what make the book.

  2. Book Crazy Jenn

    OHH Love this, character driven is always good…Sounds like a great book, I have not read anything or not much on reincarnation so I am looking forward to!

  3. April (BooksandWine)

    I really hope they have this at BEA. I am a huge fan of large, character driven books. Plus, I love the premise as you describe it.

  4. Great review! I have this ARC on the way to me and now I can’t wait to read it! It sounds a little bit different from the stuff I have been reading lately. Thanks for the review!

  5. The Golden Eagle

    I SO WANT TO READ THAT BOOK. :P. I absolutely loved Kiki Strike, and I like Miller’s style of writing.

  6. I’ve been wanting to read this book, but hadn’t seen any reviews of it to know if it was any good. My TBR list is almost as big as my read list. I’m going to have to start writing them down. But not this one. The cover sticks in my mind. I kept trying to figure out if it was a series, obviously not. Thanks for the review.

  7. Brittany

    I finished this on in one sitting! It was capturing! It will keep you on your toes, trying to figure out the mystery of the sotry that’s presented.. This on is a must read!

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