Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kirsten Miller
Genre: YA, Romance, slightly Supernatural
Format: ARC

Release Date: August 2010
Perfect for: Readers who love 'fated' romances

"Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? Do you long for a place you've never been? Are you often overcome by the sensation of Deja-vu? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you may have expirienced a previous life."- The Eternal Ones

Since childhood, Haven has been riddled with images from another life-- specifically from a past life where she was known as 'Constance' and in love with a man named 'Ethan'. The residents of her sleepy, religious town, grandmother included, don't understand her blackouts. The only one Haven knows she can trust is fellow outcast and best friend, Beau. Over the years, Haven has pretty much figured out how to block her flashes, but is shocked when rich playboy Iain Morrow appears on the television. She instantly knows that he is her Ethan. She also knows that she needs to find him to feel complete.

Ahhhh, 'The Eternal Ones'... I enjoyed reading this book. The reincarnation storyline interested me right off the bat. 'The Eternal Ones' definitely concentrated more on romance than what I typical read. There is a bit of a mystery involving Constance, Ethan, and the Ouroboros Society (a society for those who remember their past lives) to add to the romance, but it is heavily a story about two people finding each other. Still speaking on the story, it could have easily become corny, but thankfully strays away from that. Overall, 'The Eternal Ones' flowed well.

The characters Haven, Iain, and Beau are likable and fleshed out. Unlike a lot of heroines, Haven knows how to keep her cool and is as likable at the end of the tale as the beginning. Iain, well, he's a fantastic leading man. And Beau, as the best friend, isn't as annoying as best friends tend to be in YA titles.

As far as I can tell, 'The Eternal Ones' is a standalone. I have to thank author Kirsten Miller for writing a standalone in a world where we usually only see trilogies. It's a very welcome change!  EDIT: It has now come out that this IS part of a trilogy.  *sigh*  I stand by my word that this could be a great standalone novel.

Overall, I liked 'The Eternal Ones'. If you are looking for a story based around the idea that love truly never dies, then this title is for you. Check it out!

On a sidenote-- be sure to check out Millers' Blog!  And read about this webmistresses' past life, as read by Miller!

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