Monday, September 6, 2010

Nyxen's Review of "The Eternal Ones"

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller
416 Pages
Razorbill 2010

Haven Moore has always lived in the tiny town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in a fiery tragedy.

One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York to find Iain and there, she swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is he her murderer in a past life? Haven asks the members of the powerful and mysterious Ouroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and they cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know who to trust?

I was very hesitant to read this book at first because one look at it and it doesn't seem like a YA novel. But I was excited nonetheless because this was my very first I have ever gotten!

This book is crazy! Kirsten Miller's writing is phenomenal. I read this in a matter of days (could have read it sooner but school is horrible) and couldn't get enough of it. The plot is filled with such plot twists and turns that it's impossible to tell what is going to happen until the very end. This novel is like a whodoneit novel. And you don't find out who actually did until the very end.

The characters are wonderful. I related to them, on a certain level, that made me believe they were real. Iain was very mysterious yet very sexy and brooding. I couldn't not love him even with all that sneaking around. Haven was a very likable character. She was naive and innocent but all she wanted was to find the man in her visions. But none of the characters compared to Beau, Haven's gay best friend.
Beau is someone you have to love no matter what. He is the best friend you would want.

Kirsten Miller has created a powerful love story that connects the past with the present. True love never actually dies and Miller made it clear with this novel. Possibly one of the greatest novels I've ever read. The Eternal Ones takes you on the ride of your life with drama, tragedy, and mystery.

I rate this novel Five Stars.

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