Friday, December 30, 2011

The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller

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.

This was definitely a unique read for me, filled with love, adventure, gay best friends, creepy old stalkers, Rome, and not to mention a hot, obsessive, sketchy boyfriend. Intrigued yet? This book is no doubt a pretty cool book, but I hate to admit, It just wasn't for me. The plot was intriguing of course, but I just found it like another literal broken record and weakly written. Despite my mixed feelings for this book, I found it really neat that the Ouroboros Society is 100% real (It's an organization for people who believe they have been reincarnated and are remembering their past lives). In fact, When my mother was in London, her hotel was around the corner from an Ouroboros Society. Of course she and I would have had a hard time refraining from knocking on the door and going "Remember me?" In the end, my advise to you is that if you think this book would be for you, then by all means read it. I would probably even recommend reading it because it's so different! It just disappointingly didn't click with me.  Plot:4/5 stars.  Cover: 1/5 stars  -Katie

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