Tuesday 21 September 2010

READING: The Eternal Ones (Eternal Ones,#1) by Kirsten Miller

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

Publication Date: July 27th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group
Paperback, 410 pages

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she's experienced visions of a previous life as a girl named Constance, whose love for her soulmate Ethan ended in tragedy.

And then the sight of the world's hottest movie star, Ian Morrow, brings Haven to her knees. She knows she has met him before.
Is Iain her beloved Ethan?

Unable to deny her past any longer,
seventeen-year-old Haven flees to New York
to find him - and an epic love affair begins.
But its both deeply fated and terribly dangerous.
Can Haven unlock the deadly secrets hidden in her past lives-and loves-before all is lost and Ethan
disappears again...forever

Eternal Ones is Kirsten's Miller debut novel and an astonishing one i have to admit.Miller takes the Ouroboros myth and reincarnation and blends them in a novel that grabs you from the first page and doesn't let you go until you reach the last.

The first 150 pages or so of this book where a bit slow.All you read is about Haven's life,a 17 year old girl,who has visions of a past life and about the problems that cause her those visions as well as her manipulative and over religious grandma and her mentally absent mother.
I have to admit,the first part of this book had me annoyed with all those religious superstitions about whether or not christianity accepts reincarnation and how those visions Haven had where signs that she was possesed by a demon.The fact that somewhere in the book it was implied that a mental condition is a sign of demon possesion actually made me return about a handful of centuries ago when people actually believed those nonsenses.But even then,i just couldn't put this book down.At first,out of curiosity about how things would end up and after Haven finally reached New York,well,after that point,i just had to know how this book ended.

On the downsides of this book was also the fact,that it was rather unbelievable how everyone took reincarnation  for a fact and acted as if it was the most normal thing in the world to just be certain of the accuracy of Haven's visions.It's one thing to just feel that know someone or believe that you lived a scene again like in deja vu and a complete different to just take for granted everything you see in some freaking visions...Also,i didn't like Haven and Iain's reunite at all.Miller spent over 100 pages of her book to built Ethan's dreamy character and how Constance and Ethan have this need to rejoin that when they finally got together,the scene was at least anticlimatic.

But despite all those i mentioned and the rather obvious holes in the plot,i felt completely drawn to this book's story and through all those twists and turns in the plot i got completely hooked and finished reading it in no time.When the sequel comes out,i will definitely give it a try.

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