Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Summary:

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. (Source:Goodreads)

My Review:

I read this book via Star Book Tours.

I have a lot of mixed thoughts regarding this book. On one hand, I read through it pretty quickly. On the other, it creeped me out.

When Haven starts suspecting that she knew Iain as Ethan in a previous life, she set out to find him. There was a lot of mystery surrounding Iain/Ethan. It was a very interesting plot: very complicated and suspenseful. But, unfortunately I think Kirsten Miller did too good a job at making Iain seem creepy and untrustworthy. Without giving any spoilers, all I can really say is that I could never make myself hope he really was the good guy because he creeped me out so much. So, since the book’s romantic hero did nothing for me I felt like there was a big gaping hole where my enjoyment of the love story was supposed to be.

Other than that, I thought the plot was pretty awesome. Very original! Reincarnation isn’t a purely original concept, but I think the way Kirsten Miller approaches it is. There are unsolved murders from Haven and Iain’s previous life, and Haven can’t figure out who to trust. She starts discovering the identities of various characters and how they fit into both the present and the past. She is so confused – she knows she is in danger, but she can’t figure out who to trust and who to avoid!

So, even though I thought the love story fell completely flat, I still believe that there is still plenty of enjoyment to be found in the mystery part of the plot!

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  • readerbuzz August 20, 2010, 10:09 pm

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