Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review: The Eternal Ones

The Eternal Ones is a YA novel by Kirsten Miller and a Razorbill book.

Book Blurb:

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. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know who to trust?

The Eternal Ones was submitted for review and I retain my copy. :)

As long as Haven Moore can remember she has had flashes - visions, of people and places that seem so real it is if they are memories. These visions are of a young woman named Constance and a young man named Ethan.

Now at the age of seventeen Haven is convinced that these flashes are indeed memories - memories of her past life as Constance - and these memories are somehow going to help her find Ethan.

With the help of her best friend Beau - Haven finds a likely candidate for the reincarnated Ethan in millionaire play boy Iain Morrow and sets out for New York - hoping to finally gain the answers she has so long searched for....

I have to admit that I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed this book. :)

Haven is very interesting - no shy wallflower. She has had to deal with these visions since she was very little. And on top of that - she has had to deal with her grandmother - who thinks Haven is possessed - and the entire town of Snope City that thinks she's crazy. So saying that Haven has developed a thick skin is an understatement.

Once in New York Haven is pulled in more than one direction. Should she stay the course and try to meet Iain on her own - or should she visit the Ouroboros Society and see if they have any information that can help her in her quest? And who are the men in gray that are following her?

I enjoyed The Eternal Ones very much and give it 5 out of 5 stars. :) I'm also wondering if we are going to have a sequel...the ending left room for one. :)


Product Details

    Reading level: Young Adult
    Hardcover: 416 pages
    Publisher: Razorbill (August 10, 2010)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1595143084
    ISBN-13: 978-1595143082
    Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches


Book Crazy Jenn said...

I do think there's going to be more...but I am not sure...Great review, I also really enjoyed this book!

Michelle Greathouse said...


Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

I'm hoping for a sequel - there is just so much more I want to know. LOL


MsM (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

Great review Michelle.
I have been on a YA reading kick lately and this one sounds different and interesting from anything I've read recently. I'll have to add it to my TBR list!



Blodeuedd said...

It does sound very good, but dunno why the likely Ethan is a rich playboy

Lea said...

Hi Michelle:

Great review. I was contacted by the publisher too and am going to read this book over the weekend. I don't usually read YA but this one looked interesting so I said I would review.

Now I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!