Wednesday, February 13, 2013

REVIEW ~ The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

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.

The cover alone is what made me pick up this book... 'What if love refused to die?'

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller was completely irresistible starting from its early pages. No bait was needed to lure me to continue reading. I turned each page with curiosity and interest. The chapters were short, which made the progression of reading easier for the 400 page book.

Haven, a talented teen in fashion designing had bouts of visions/déjà vu and when a familiar face popped up in the media it turned her body and mind into confusion and wonder. Everyone had theories... Reincarnation, possession, insanity... but which one was right? She lived under the wrath of her grandmother who tried to keep her from the 'demon of lust' (sounds tempting, eh?) but hey- maybe grandmother knew best? Or maybe was the evil one.

The author did a nice job at making her MC, Haven a very curious one, which was pertinent in this story. I enjoyed reading about her visions. At times when Haven saw her reflection it was as if she was uncomfortable in her own skin, which kept me guessing as to what in the world was going on? Not only that, she was outcasted from the seniors at her school because of the gossip, but it didn't stop them from getting Haven to design their dresses. That's where Beau came in.

Haven had a really good support system by her side. Her designing partner and best friend Beau was hot and athletically inclined. Most importantly, he knew fashion. He was sincere and was aware of most of Haven's faults. A true friend, I may say. And I loved him. He was also gay, and I loved him. I commend this author for bringing in such a wonderful supporting character as Beau. He was a wonderful friend to Haven. I'm a proud supporter of LG pride and I don't think there are enough books out there with characters of that status.

Onto another supporting character that didn't play as large of a role. Leah. She was a good friend as well and she had Haven's back. Watch out for the snakes. 

Then there was Iain, or could it be Ethan? Say what? Things are for sure though, he was so damn gorgeous and suave that my jaws salivated. His green eyes made me pant, and holy moly, his smirkish smile... I just, I just (deep breaths, deep breaths)! And he carried some deep, dark secrets. You'll second guess yourself, and you want to! His intentions... Were they validated or was Haven in danger? Maybe the cover of this book says it all.

And dammit... then you had a couple villians come in and your like what? And it threw me through a loop, but don't worry, Ms. Miller kept me on track.

Memories unfold as Haven's visions become more prominate.  A journey discovering destiny and hell took place leading to a tragic, yet lovely eternal love story. I was astonished at many of the discoveries. So when you read this, keep calm and let your jaw drop.

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