The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller ~Review~

Monday, March 4, 2013
The Eternal Ones by Kristen MillerTitle: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kristen Miller
Series: Eternal Ones #1
Publisher: Razorbill
Date: August 10th 2010
Pages: 411 pages
ISBN: 9781595143082
Source: Purchased
Purchase: The Eternal Ones
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 Thoughts:

This is another book that has been sitting on my shelves for over a year. The first few chapters annoyed me and I couldn't stand the Grandmother, but things soon started to get interesting. I fell in love with Beau, he’s the perfect best friend and Haven was a little annoying at first, but I soon learned to love her too.
I have always believed in reincarnation, and the story was a great one. I am not sure that I would really want to go through everything that Haven went through, the shunning, and everything that she received from her town, and having to remember her past life. It all seems like it would really be too much for a high-schooler to handle. When Haven ran off to New York to find “Ethan” I was a nervous wreck. I was so sure that things would turn out differently, and the whole Haven going back and forth with not trusting Ethan or herself was awful! I really wanted to reach through the pages and smack her upside the head! She just couldn’t make up her own mind, she listened to everyone else, and then became totally wishy washy. But I guess that would be typical 17 year old behavior. The last couple of chapters had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t walk away. I was worried that the story would just end there and I don’t think that I could have handled that. I had to know if the whole story was a waste or if things changed for the better!
Kristen Miller is a powerful storyteller, and her writing had me wishing that I could live the story more than any other book that I have read. If you don’t have your own copy, run to the nearest store or library and get yourself one TODAY!!!

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