Monday, June 21, 2010
The Eternal Ones by Kristin Miller
Publication Date: August 24, 2010
ARC Source: Around the World Tours
Summary from Goodreads:
What if love refused to die?
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.
My Two Cents:
Can you imagine what it would be like to love someone that you haven't met yet??
Ever since she was a little girl visions and fainting spells have plagued Haven. They stopped for a bit and came back as soon as she saw Iain on tv. She faints instantly and wonders if he could be the Ethan she's dreamed about from a little girl. Reincarnation is one of those things where if you don't believe in it, you think those that do believe in it are nuts. In Snope City, the idea of reincarnation was preposterous. The fainting spells and visions were seen as signs of the devil.
My favorite character was Beau, Haven's best friend. He was blunt, straight to the point and he cared for her so much. Everyone else's character was a bit wishy washy. One day they seemed helpful and trustworthy and then the next we find out they had an ulterior motive. This was definitely a thriller. My only complaint is that it could have been a bit shorter.
This was probably one of the strangest novels I've ever read. Sometimes I would forget that the voices were teens. It felt like a very adult book. I suppose that is because these were actually old fogies lol. What I do recommend before reading this book is to clear your mind of all expectations because most likely you'll be wrong. I couldn't have predicted the ending of this novel if I tried. This was such an unexpected good read. There are not many books on reincarnation but what really makes this book stand out is the way it's written. There's always a piece of the puzzle on every page. I didn't know who Haven should trust. There's so much flips and turns that if I were Haven I probably would've given up and taken my butt back to Snope City without answers lol.