Sunday, 8 January 2012

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Epic is the only word I can use to describe this book, instead of packing for my trip to Melbourne which I'm leaving for tomorrow morning FYI, I lazed around my room reading this book, occasionally getting up for a sandwich and then returning to my room much to my mum's disappointment!

At first i found this book confusing but once i got into the zone i just couldn't stop reading! This book mixes up reality and religious beliefs as well as reincarnation making me at then end to want to believe this was real! Reading this book I didn't do what i normally always do which is question the book with reality. Miller has the skill to make the believe and the unbelievable a hazy line.

Although I think that it is becoming impossible to create eternal love stories I can't help but be sucked into every book mentioning one! The annoying points in this book was that as soon as their eyes fell on each other they were in love because of this it lacks the emotional build up that it needs. Another annoying point in this novel is that although the main character is only 16 she seems to act or try to at least as if she were 30. The book becomes great though with the mysterious society that is after the couple, Miller keeps the mystery going through out the book, making the reader unsure who are the main characters enemies or friends.

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.

Miller does use the theme of soul mates to it's breaking point but doing the same thing with the continuous mysteries that unravel make this book amazing for any starry eyed romantics that love a mystery. This book is great for any girl over 15!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. It's also not really something I'd read and actually expect to fall into, but I did. I was pretty much swept away by it all! Glad you liked it too. :)