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The Eternal Ones

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Karin Librarian for TeensReadToo.com

Haven has always been an outcast in her little town of Snope City. Her best friend, Beau, is the only one to stick by her when everyone else in town thinks she is strange, or worse yet, possessed by a demon. Since she was a little girl, she has had visions of a past the...
Haven has always been an outcast in her little town of Snope City. Her best friend, Beau, is the only one to stick by her when everyone else in town thinks she is strange, or worse yet, possessed by a demon. Since she was a little girl, she has had visions of a past there is no way she should know about. She sees New York City almost 100 years ago, herself as a blonde named Constance, and a man named Ethan whom she knows is her soul mate.

After the death of her father, Haven attempted to control her visions, not wanting the attention they brought upon her and her family. But, the visions came back with a vengeance when she saw wealthy playboy Iain Morrow on a gossip news show. As she passed out, she called out Ethan's name.

Haven decides the only way she will get any peace from the visions is to figure out what they all mean. The only way to do that is to run away to New York and find Iain and see if he is really Ethan - and what that means for her life. She is afraid of what will happen if Iain is really Ethan, though, because Iain is suspected of murdering his friend. Plus, the visions she has shows her dying in a fire, and it's possible Ethan is the one who started it. Can she trust him?

THE ETERNAL ONES kept me engaged. I read it in almost one sitting, staying up until 3:00 AM to finish it. The only thing that forced me to give it 4 Stars instead of 5 was Haven. The flip-flopping about her feelings toward Iain started to get annoying about halfway through the story. One minute she trusts him COMPLETELY, and the next she believes the worst about him. Another issue about their relationship that could have been better was their romance. It could have been so much more emotional, but instead the fact that they were reincarnated lovers was used to fast-forward the connection between them. It was just assumed they would be together once they met. Even though Haven didn't remember everything from her past, she still picked up the relationship with "Ethan" where it left off 90 years ago.

Still, all in all, I definitely recommend THE ETERNAL ONES. Kirsten Miller leaves it open for a sequel, but really, this book would be a good stand alone.

posted by TeensReadToo on August 21, 2010

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Don't Waste Your Time

Don't waste your time reading this. Although it has an intruiging premise, the story has no plot and the heroine is unbelieavbly foolish and naive. After 250+ pages, nothing had really happened.

posted by dholland08 on March 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    It was ok...

    This book was very... boring. When i got it i was very excited because the plot seemed so interesting and different. Granted, it was. During the first couple of chaapters i was totally intrigued by the whole living a previous life thing. BUT after a while the story just seemed to sort of drag on a bit. I never really felt connected with Haven or any of the other characters for that matter. I definitally dont think anyone should spend their money on this book... but if u really want to read it consider the library. Their is this one series tho where the plot is actually very similar to this book but instead of being borig it is totally awesome and fast paced it is the Fallen series. It is sooooooo much better and the plot is pretty similar in my opinion.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    Creepy

    Creepy characters and weird.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2010

    A disappointment

    After reading the reviews about The Eternal Ones in People magazine and on some websites, I was excited to begin reading this book. However, within ten to twenty pages, I was sorry. The main character, Haven, is worse than Bella in the Twilight saga. The character is poorly developed and acts very immature for her age (which is seventeen). The other characters throughout the book are also poorly developed and the plot is predictable. Furthermore, there isn't much excitement throughout this book.

    I would like to add that the idea of The Eternal Ones is very unique and I love the concept, but I very much wish it was written in better detail and the author went into the characterization of Haven, Iain, and Beau in depth.

    My overall opinion: If you like to read a book that has some romance, a predictable plot line, an immature main character, and a poorly developed plot, then this book is for you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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