Friday, September 24, 2010

Review for THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller

by Kirsten Miller
Details: Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Razorbill

Placement In Pile: Reaching New Heights

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.

Review: I've read a few "reincarnation" books recently, and this one was one of the better ones. The characters were so realistic and interesting. Even though she didn't even "meet" Iain for over a hundred pages into the book, I was still interested in it and wanted to keep going. I loved her best friend Beau, and the whole town of Snope City was so real. There were some fun and interesting twists and turns, and the plot was pretty intense at times. My only complaint about this book was that she kept changing her mind every couple of pages it seemed like, and it got really annoying after a while. "I love him, he's perfect for me, etc. etc" to "I don't trust him, I'm never going to talk to him again, etc. etc." one paragraph later, then back again. I would have liked to see less of that. Overall though, it was an interesting and good read, and one that I would recommend.