The Eternal Ones Hardcover – Aug 10 2010
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-The Eternal Ones is an engrossing and utterly enchanting story of true love, discovery and destiny that defies time. Thrilling and magical. A must read.+ -Danielle Trussoni, author of Angelology
About the Author
Kirsten Miller is also the author of the critically acclaimed Kiki Strike book series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and she suspects she may have been either Amelia Earhart or Catherine the Great in a previous existence.
Top Customer Reviews
Haven has visions from a young age of being someone else, and of her love for someone she has never met. Her grandmother believes she is possessed, her father thinks this might be memories of past lives. Her visions disappear after her father’s death, but then come back toward the end of high school. She is determined to find the man she dreams about, certain that he is also searching for her.
Throw in a shadowy society that has members among the elite of society, drones to keep tabs on them, never being able to leave...
Set at first in Tennessee and later in New York, the concept is interesting. To me, the first half was not as interesting as the second half, but then again, I am not in the young adult target audience.
The Eternal Ones is a fresh and unique offering in the heavily saturated YA paranormal romance genre. Haven is a likable protagonist, and her best friend Beau is a charismatic character who provides a good sounding board and support system for Haven as she tries to navigate the murky waters of her past life. Haven's history is doled out in little pieces, keeping the reader guessing along with her as she tries to uncover the truth about who Ethan is and what happened in her past. I was never sure who was telling the truth and who was really behind the troubles in Haven's past (and present). The story contains just the right mix of adventure and romance making it a great read for fans of both genres. And while the ending nicely tied up most of the plot points, there are still enough unanswered questions to allow for an exciting sequel.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Eternal Ones and was impressed with its original concept. I really hope there will be more stories about Constance and Ethan.
I know that the sequel is also bargain-binned. I don't need a vision to know that I won't buy it.
I only gave it two stars because 1, the first half of the book nearly bore me to death. Some parts were interesting, like Haven having flash backs from her past life, but other than that it just droned on and on about her family problems and lack of social life. I convinced myself to keep reading because I really wanted to see Haven and Iain meet once again in this life time, which actually doesn't happen until you are nearly half way through the book. (Chapter twenty-nine, page 159)
Secondly, Haven's trust issues. One moment she would be all over Iain and the next she would find some silly reason not to trust. Then Iain would convince her to trust him and she would. Then she would run into someone, who would say something bad about Iain, then the whole process would start all over again. This went on for the second half of the book.
And thirdly. The characters were absolutely flat. I think I only liked Iain, although I believe the author could have done a bit more work on him.
Despite all those flaws, the plot kept me going and I still am going to recommend this book. I only wished that some unnecessary pages of the book be ripped out to save my friends some time.
Most recent customer reviews
When The Eternal Ones got out I rushed to buy a copy because I'm such a sucker for love stories and this one promises a love that lasts forever. Read more
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Haven's from a small town Tennessee and her entire life she's had visions. Read more
Idea is intriguing, and in the hands of a better writer could have been a terrific read. However the plot was weak, and the characters one dimensional. Tripe.Published on Dec 2 2010 by GentleReader
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