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All You Desire
     

All You Desire

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by Kirsten Miller
 

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With Beau's life at stake, will Haven have to forsake Iain for good? Find out in the stunning sequel to The Eternal Ones.

Haven Moore would like to believe that Adam Rosier and his sinister Ouroboros Society are a distant memory. But then her best friend, Beau Decker, disappears, and a cabal of women known as the Horae claim that Adam is responsible.

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With Beau's life at stake, will Haven have to forsake Iain for good? Find out in the stunning sequel to The Eternal Ones.

Haven Moore would like to believe that Adam Rosier and his sinister Ouroboros Society are a distant memory. But then her best friend, Beau Decker, disappears, and a cabal of women known as the Horae claim that Adam is responsible. The Horae have spent centuries scheming to destroy Adam. They tell Haven that she alone holds the clue to Beau's disappearance--and they'll help her only if she promises to lure Adam into their clutches. It's a plan the Horae believe may save the world, and one Haven and Iain fear may destroy the happiness they've been chasing for two thousand years. Because when Haven gets closer to Adam, he proves more alluring than she ever anticipated.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—This sequel to The Eternal Ones (Penguin, 2010) can stand alone. The story follows Haven and Iain from their lovers' retreat in Florence, Italy, back to New York City, where Haven's best friend from her hometown of Snope City, TN, and brother from a previous life, Beau Decker, have been abducted. She again becomes immersed in the organization of reincarnates via The Ouroboros Society, led by the enigmatic Adam Rosier, who was also Haven's lover from past lives; he completes the love triangle. Adam has begun a school for young recruits to the Ouroboros Society, whose talents he hopes to develop and use, ostensibly, to the benefit of mankind. But Phoebe/Pythia, one of 12 sisters and a soothsayer, has other plans and blackmails Haven into helping her try to capture Adam. The reincarnated leaders of good and evil, Pythia and Adam, are presented in the guise of Order and Chaos, which, along with reincarnation, creates a rather sophisticated subtext. However, the writing is light and moves along at a brisk pace, focusing primarily on the love triangle. New York City's historical architecture makes a perfect backdrop for the reincarnated characters.—Meredith Toumayan, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA
Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
This book continues the adventures of Haven Moore, a small town Tennessee girl who has been reincarnated through multiple lifetimes, always in the company of her lover, Iain Morrow, and her best friend, Beau Decker. The proverbial fly in the ointment is cold and bloodless Adam Rossier, the devil incarnate or, at least, an agent for historical chaos. Adam is eternally at odds with the Hoares, twelve sisters who bring order from chaos, but achieve their mission through unscrupulous ends. Miller spends long, expository passages trying to bring readers up to speed as to the plot so far but, frankly, with so many characters and convoluted plot lines, the reader needs both books to get the full meaning. Based on the writing in the second book, it may not be worth the effort. The dialogue is cheesy and the nearly adult characters lust after each other in hetero- and homosexual combinations. Will Haven stay with Iain, the love of her lives, or be seduced by the power and glamour offered by the possibly reformed Adam? Has Beau truly been kidnapped to lure Haven to New York, or is he merely searching for his soul mate and running away from a failing college career? The Ourobouros Society led by Adam seems to be referencing Scientology with its large coterie of celebrities whose fame and fortune depends on payback to the OS. The story resolves plot lines too conveniently, as if the author is trying to rush through to the next book. Forego this series and recommend, The Time Traveler's Wife for quality time-skipping and romance. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543467
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
375,065
File size:
477 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Kirsten Miller grew up in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina. At seventeen, she hit the road and moved to New York City, where she lives to this day. In addition to The Eternal Ones and All You Desire, Kirsten is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, which tell the tale of the delinquent girl geniuses who keep Manhattan safe.

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All You Desire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Carley Dummitt More than 1 year ago
From the very first line i read in her first book, The Eternal Ones, to the last page in All You Desire, i bave been captivated. I have had this book on my wish list for months. You are instantly sucked in and become emotionally attached to the entire world she has created. Told from Haven's pov, you still fall in love and become invested in every character, even Adam. I couldnt put it down, I just had to keep reading. This series is a must read for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to have a third book loved them so far
Michelle423 More than 1 year ago
All you desire picks off where The eternal ones left off. Haven and Iain are living under the radar in Rome. The romantic time together only lasted for so long. Haven receives a strange text from Beau leading her to believe he is in danger. With Beau missing she will stop at nothing to help save him even if it kills her. She takes a flight back to New York to find her best friend. With no one to turn to Haven is unsure of who she can trust or if she can trust her own judgement. She goes on a dangerous journey by seeking help from Adam and the Horae. Who can she trust? Will she lose her true self? This book was a great follow up to the first book. There were times I knew what to expect and once I thought I had it figured out I was thrown off again. I highly recommend reading both books in the series. I'm hoping there will be a third book to pick up where this one ended.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
The Eternal Ones began with an absolutely incredible story introducing readers to the "mystery" of multiple reincarnations, and people who simply can't let go of their past lives. As they live each life, they desperately attempt to alter events in order to one day succeed at love, greed, or power - whatever they happen to crave - in a future life. This series "wraps" around Haven Moore, a high school senior who has had visions of previous lives. Not only does she have that as a constant problem, but she also has a strict, religious grandmother/guardian who insists that Haven is possessed by demons. In this new book, the author continues Haven's story with a flourish. Haven found her eternal love in a boy named Iain Morrow, who was her past lover in her past lives. She also discovered the Ouroboros Society that is chock full of people like herself, but each and every one carries with them some extremely dark secrets. It was at this Society where Haven found Adam Rosier, the man who searches for her in each life (he's also kept six of her bodies.the girls she used to be.) When Haven's beloved Iain fakes his own death to keep them safe, they flee to Rome to live out their life together. Now, a year later, Haven and Iain are living happily together in Rome, but happiness turns sour rather quickly. Haven's best friend, Beau Decker, disappears. He'd gone to New York on a search for his past lover only to turn up missing. Not wanting to, but knowing she has to, Haven and Iain return to the States in the hopes of finding Beau. But returning to NYC also means returning to the Ouroboros Society and its leader, Adam. Along the way, Haven discovers a group of sisters called the Horae, whose goal is to trap Adam and destroy him, and they need Haven's help. In exchange for helping them lock up Adam, the one in charge of their group will help Haven look into her past life to discover Beau's lost love in an attempt to find out who might have taken him. As Haven tries to do their bidding, she soon finds out that Adam is not the same Adam she escaped from a year ago. She can't let him discover that Iain is still alive, but this Adam's affections are drawing her in - closer to him then she's ever been before. Suddenly Haven is torn between love and betrayal; she wants nothing else but to find her friend and leave the Horae and the Society far behind. But the closer she gets to the people surrounding her, the closer she gets to Beau's abductor. Little does Haven know she's going to have to risk it all to uncover the real truth behind it all. The Eternal Ones have, thus far, been an incredible YA series. The story is fresh, the characters offer everything from passion to chills, and the writer does a unique job of "pulling" in readers of all ages. Quill Says: Just like the first, Book II grabs your attention and keeps it until the very last page. Past lives.adventure.this is a series you don't want to miss.
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Haven and iain marrows relationship is very tense through this book...i found myself torn betweem iain and adam. adam trys changeing for haven. But iain seems reckless. In the end i just felt sorry for adam. Knowing haven will never love him. Iain will always be the one haven will choose. Phoeobe is worse tjen adam i think. This book has left me speechless on more then one page. I need to read the next book as soon as it comes out.
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Ok, so the book was good but the main character can get quite annoying. She is easily swayed by what others say and tell her even if she doesn't trust or like them. People who can't make up there minds annoy me sometimes but thats just me. I still think it was really good book though. Enjoy!
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Overall a very good sequel to The Eternal Ones, however, Miller did not go over many details from the first book, which would be fine if I hadn't read it a year ago. Miller is a great writer and I would definitly suggest her books.
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Unwasted_Words More than 1 year ago
Haven and Iain have been living happily ever after in Italy for the past year. Iain has been laying low after his assumed demise, Haven as a clothing designer with her own modest shop. But paradise isn't in the cards for the soul mates. Haven's inheritance is being contested and her best friend Beau has gone missing, everywhere Haven turns she thinks she's being watched, followed. Of course number one bad guy Adam Rosier is the prime suspect but he's not the only one keeping tabs on Haven. She'll seek the help of the Horae an ancient line of eternal ones. She's sure the key to finding Beau is in one of her past lives and the leader of the Horae is the only one who can show her what she needs to see. But there's a high price on help that could cost her Iain. Moore will have to infiltrate the Ouroboros Society and get close to Adam, yet the deeper she investigates the OS and their school the more unsure Haven becomes of Adam's nefarious activities. Rosier seems sincere in his endeavors to reform the society and help it's youngest members by providing a school to cultivate their unique skills. Is this all an elaborate plot by Adam designed to draw Haven closer to him. Or is someone else entirely pulling the strings. One thing's for sure, Haven's in deep over her head. With lives at stake and a prophecy of plague at hand Haven and her friends are going to have to make all the right moves to insure their future. All I desired throughout this book was a strong non-annoying lead character. Kirsten Miller's followup to The Eternal Ones has an almost solid storyline and a great line up of interesting personalities but I found Haven Moore grating. She was a constant in naivete and gullibility, Haven believed everything anyone told her without question, especially from people she hardly knew or had lied and deceived her in the past. Not trusting in the people she clearly doesn't deserve. I actually enjoyed the supporting cast more than the lead. Beau, Iain, Leah, and the other secondary characters are the only redeeming factor in the book, which could at times drag things out or feel like it was going in circles. By the end I felt more for Adam than Haven. This was not as good as the first book for me. I give it one star for the ok story and one for the supporting players. If you loved the first, you might like this. If whinny heroines are your thing than this is for you. It's quite possible that if you read this book All You Desire could be the end. Or your money back.