Monday, November 15, 2010

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

The Eternal Ones is a story about reincarnation. People who are reincarnated are naturally drawn to the people and places that were once familiar, but it is in her current life that the main character Haven will discover what her future holds. In the many lives that she has lived, one thing has always remained constant—she is haunted by the man that she is destined to fall in love with. Burdened by visions since she was a young child, Haven is marked as an outcast in the small town she grew up in. It is only her determination to leave and the belief that her visions are real that give her the strength to oppose those who believe she is possessed by the devil himself and find the man that she can’t help but love.

This is some dark stuff, no? Did I mention that the same man she is destined to love may also be the same man who killed her in her previous life? I honestly don't know how I feel about this book. The story was engaging and at the same time aggravating and even a little bit creepy. It always felt like Haven was making brash decisions and putting her trust in the wrong people. She would make a choice, only to change her mind at the last moment and do something else entirely. Then there is the never ending question, can she trust the man that she loved once upon a time or is he her enemy? She knows next to nothing about him other than the small tidbits she gets from her visions and it's only towards the end that all the pieces fall together and the truth is revealed. There is quite a bit more to the story than I'm letting on, but I don't want to reveal too much, because half the fun of reading this book is trying to figure it all out. While I wasn’t terribly invested in the outcome of this story, as the events unfolded and secrets were revealed, I found it increasingly difficult to put the book down. I wanted to know if in this life Haven would finally get her happy ending…

Rating: 3/5 Stars

No comments:

Post a Comment