Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kristen Miller
Series: Hopefully!Pages: 411
Reading Level: Young Adult
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publish Date: August 10, 2010.
Growing up in a small Tennessee mountain town is hard, but it’s even more difficult when you’re Haven Moore, she of the broken family and mysterious visions. For as long as she can remember, Haven has had visions of herself in another life, as a woman named Constance, who loved a man named Ethan. Constance’s pull spurs Haven to go to New York City, where she is drawn to the famous playboy, Iain Morrow, and their ominous connection to the mysterious Ouroboros Society.
Suddenly Haven is living a luxurious life she’s never even dreamed of, alongside a boy whose connection to her she can’t explain. But it seems like Iain is keeping secrets from her. What is his connection to the Ouroboros Society? What does the Society really do? Is Iain really Ethan? And if he’s not…then who is he?
Constance was in Love with Ethan.
That is the only thing Haven is sure about since she had the ability to remember. She has always had this visions about a girl named Constance, and this boy named Ethan, and all she knows about them for certain is that they were in love and they both died. These visions sure bring her great pleasure, but they also bring great pains. Her grandmother thinks Haven is being possessed by a demon, as a matter of fact the whole town thinks she's possessed. But Haven knows differently, and she is determined to find out what these visions mean, before it's too late.
This book is AWESOMEEEEEE!!!!!
Now that I got THAT out of my chest I can proceed to write some more.
I just can't put my finger in what exactly captivated me, perhaps it was the characters, the plot, one of the love stories, or the spellbinding way Kristen writes. Since the beginning this book captures your attention. Haven's visions give you a sharp contrast between the past and the present, but at the same time the two realities seem similar in some ways. As you read you won't get confused with whats past and present, which is good because on some books you can get completely lost.
This book is so good that I could be on page 50 at one point but look down a bit later and realize I am in page 143, the pages go by you and you don't even notice. The characters for me were as alive as you and me and displayed emotions as good as any living being. Haven's love and confusion and her determination to get to the bottom of things made me love her, and Ian is just a mystery character all book long. Some people might find the way Haven is confused a bit annoying, but I think that love can be confusing and terrifying at times, not knowing if the person you love is a killer can play with your mind. Plus we are in the 21st century, we can't trust people easily. Oh and Haven's best friend was a fresh twist, I love him!
On the romance department im in and out. I love the romance between Constance and Ethan, but am not as much a fan with Haven and Ian. Though gotta say that the first time they met it made the butterflies I sometimes have in my stomach dance and I had to read the pages again. Also, just a heads up, there is some sexual content in the book, but it won't bother much since it's YA and we don't really READ of the scenes, we kind of know whats coming and what happened.
I can honestly say the book kept me guessing as to what was going on. Never boring, never slow going, if the town people weren't hating on Haven one minute or the other Haven was already in NY getting into trouble. The mystery of the novel is tangible. The story is about reincarnation but that is not the only plot line, Haven is both discovering secrets of her past and present, killings that have gone without punishment, people that have gone missing, and lovers who might not be what you believe.
AGH! Read it!! The Eternal Ones is without a doubt one of the best books of 2010, don't let the simple cover fool you, this book is full of wonder.
PS; After you read the book the cover will grow on you a bit ;)