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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller 5 of 5 stars.
To be released August 10,2010 by Razorbill.

What if love refused to die?

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 City to find Iain and there, she is 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 the cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know who to trust? (Book blurb)

Haven doesn't know what she's getting into when she takes off for New York City, leaving behind the narrow minded citizens of a small town in Tennessee to go in search of the man she may have been in love with in a past life. But as Haven is swept off her feet by the rich playboy she can't help but feel he is hiding something from her. As visions of a past life grow more intense, Haven begins to question the young Iain's love for her. His controlling and secretive behavior all the more confirm her suspicions.

But when members of a secret society of reincarnated people known as the Ouroboros Society come into play, things become even foggier than before. She doesn't know who to trust as people begin spinning lies around her that she has no way of deciphering. Haven realizes things are far worse than she could have ever expected when her amatour detective work brings her face to face with the devil. The Ouroboros Society has been controlling her life from the time she was a small child, but can they control her future?

The Eternal Ones is a twisting and turning mystery of a novel. From the very beginning Kirsten Miller is able to add an extra layer to the story, making even the obvious elements of the story ring with something unknown and dangerous. The plot is swiftly moving, and you can never quite see the end of it. The story surrounds a cycle of loves and lives that will literally give you the chills. From Constance and Ethan's love to the dangerous man hiding in the back ground, fueling all the hatred and evil in the world.

The characters are all beautifully detailed and mysterious. There wasn't a single one of them that didn't surprise me in the end. Sure, I had my theories about some of them, but for the most part, I was taken completely off guard by the roles each of them played in the end. Kirsten's narrative voice was precise and slightly unattached, but still managed to weld itself perfectly to the emotions of the main character Haven while not giving too much away about the other characters.

Overall, The Eternal Ones was a great read full of action, suspense, and romance. I would suggest this book to fans of mysteries as well as those who just enjoy a good love story.

For fans of: The Evil Within by Nancy Holder

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