Friday, December 21, 2012

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kirsten Miller
Reviewed by: Cassie
The Fairies Say: Intriguing!

Summary (from

Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in a 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.

So I'd like to say there wasn't really any rant-worthy material in this book, which is good! It's a bit confusing at first, and there are times where things are ambiguous and should be better explained, but overall this is a good book.

It begins with Haven having a vision of a past life. Her name is Constance, and she is in the era of flappers. And, she happens to be in love with a passionate, lovable Ethan.

Haven reminded me of Nora from the Hush, Hush series, somewhat. See, she has this overly curious personality and is too easily influenced. So, whenever she becomes paranoid or jealous, she decides to do some horrible spying on her boyfriend. And then, she finds 'evidence' or insinuations of something, and has a major tizzy and gets all worked up. HOWEVER. While this annoyed me, Haven was actually pretty chill. She was hard-working, stubborn, and didn't give up. Her personality flaw didn't distract me much.

The other characters are interesting (ESPECIALLY Adam), although I do feel as if they're stereotypes. There's the gay best friend, the voluptuous and absolutely evil temptress, the psychotic obsessed guy, and a ton of random people who are all either super nice or creepy/evil.

Overall, I think it's a nice book. I think you all should try it, but as I usually say, if you don't like the first fifty pages, drop it and move on.
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