Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Living in the small conservative town of Snope City, Tennessee, Haven Moore has lived a quiet and sheltered life. Simple and easy going as her life may seem, since Haven was young she has had visions of a past life. In her visions, Haven lives as a young girl named Constance whose life is filled with both a fairytale romance with a boy called Ethan, as well as her untimely and mysterious death. After several years without thought of her past life, while Haven watches television, she sees an image of infamous socialite Iain Morrow. Despite never having met, Haven feels an alarmingly surprising sense of familiarity towards Iain and rushes to New York to find him. Immediately, Haven and Iain begin an avid love affair, but despite their seemingly destined relationship, Haven is hesitant to believe that the mysteries of her past life have been solved. Seeking help to uncover the mysteries of her past as Constance, Haven takes on help from the influential Ouroboros Society, but unfortunately for Haven she has no idea what distorted reality she has just gotten herself into.

I very much enjoyed reading this book. It was exciting, thrilling, and always kept me on my toes. I found the idea and storyline behind Kirsten Miller's The Eternal Ones to be new and original, like nothing I had ever read before. Despite how much I enjoyed reading this book, I found it to go back and forth a bit too much. At one point the story would have you thinking that Iain was a good and loving character while the Ouroboros Society was evil and conniving and then in the next chapter it would have you think the opposite. It would constantly have you switching your opinion so that it becomes easy to get lost and confused. Despite some confusion in the middle of the book, the end wraps it up and answers all previous questions. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who seeks to read something new and exciting.

Reviewer Age:14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Potomac, Maryland United States of America