The Eternal Ones

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Haven Moore has always lived in the town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in fiery tragedy.

One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York City to find Iain and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her...

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Overview

Haven Moore has always lived in the town of Snope City, Tennessee. But for as long as she can remember, Haven has experienced visions of a past life as a girl named Constance, whose love for a boy called Ethan ended in fiery tragedy.

One day, the sight of notorious playboy Iain Morrow on television brings Haven to her knees. Haven flees to New York City to find Iain and there, she is swept up in an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Is Iain her beloved Ethan? Or is he her murderer from a past life? Haven asks the members of the powerful and mysterious Ouroboros Society to help her unlock the mysteries of reincarnation and discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again. But what is the Ouroboros Society? And how can Haven know whom to trust?

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Miller (the Kiki Strike books) delivers a smart and sinister tale of romance and destiny that should spawn plenty of imitators. Haven Moore has spent her entire life in the small Tennessee town of Snope City, kept under tight watch by her religious grandmother and the town's priest. She's generally able to resist and control her visions of a past life with a man named Ethan, but when she sees a picture of Iain Morrow, a handsome New York playboy, she starts to suspect they share a bond that could date back centuries. She runs away to New York, where she finds not only Iain, but the Ouroboros Society, a mysterious group dedicated to helping people discover their former lives. Even as feelings for her newfound (or rediscovered) lover awaken in her, she realizes that both Iain and the society are keeping secrets from her. Her investigations take her further into the society and threaten her life. Miller's writing elevates the supernatural romance well beyond typical fare, and Haven's mix of naïveté and determination makes her a solid, credible heroine. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)
VOYA - Jonatha Basye
Haven Moore is a master seamstress. It is almost as if she has carried this gift with her through many lifetimes. A young high school student, Haven dreams of moving away from the small Tennessee town where she lives, and setting up her own shop in a far away metropolis. Haven also carries with her the memories of a past life—one that she cannot forget. She has had visions since she was young, but now they have become more frequent and more intense. Haven is drawn to a young man; Ethan in the past, and now Iain in the present. Her relationship with this boy has gone on for centuries, and now Haven must find a way to be with him forever or break the cycle entirely. Is Haven strong enough to look into her past and uncover the mysteries that lie hidden there? If you are looking for a novel filled with mystery, suspense, intrigue, and romance, look no further. The main theme of the novel is reincarnation. Individuals live hundreds of lives, constantly searching for people to whom they are connected, like Haven and her counterpart, Iain. The short chapters help propel the story forward; however, some parts lose momentum due to verbosity. This almost-450 page novel could have been shortened by about one hundred pages and not lost any of its initial integrity. Fans of Twilight and similar stories will definitely want to give this novel a try. Reviewer: Jonatha Basye
Children's Literature - Traci Avalos
Haven Moore is used to being an outcast. Since she was small, she has had recurring visions of herself in a past life, and the entire town of Snope City, Tennessee thinks she is possessed by the devil—including her family. The only person who ever believed her was her father, and he is dead. Haven has four months of high school left, and she is counting down the days until she graduates and can escape from her tormented life. But then she sees Iain Morrow on TV and instantly knows he is a part of her past. Desperate for answers, she is driven to New York to find out who he is, and discovers that there are insidious people following her. Is Iain really the lover from her past, or is he just another dangerous villain trying to gain control over her? Haven must use her intuition and ingenuity to find the answers of her own before it is too late. This paranormal romance will appeal to fans of the "Twilight Saga" and "The Mortal Instruments" series. Reviewer: Traci Avalos
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595143754
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 439,227
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 5.56 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller is also the author of the critically acclaimed Kiki Strike book series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and she suspects she may have been either Amelia Earhart or Catherine the Great in a previous existence.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    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.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2010

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    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 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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    AMAZING!

    In the Eternal Ones you're thrown right into the plot with the first couple pages. It opens during one of Haven's visions which she's been having for as long as she can remember. From there you're taken on a journey with Haven and her best friend Beau to get away from her evil grandmother, and her small town to find out what her visions are really about.

    In the beginning of the book you spend plenty of time in her small 'everyone one knows everyone' town. It seems like many young adult books have settings just like this. Twilight, and Beautiful Creatures are just two. This is the only similarity Eternal Ones has to all these books. The plot is so different and unique.

    I loved the size of The Eternal Ones; I prefer long books to short because I never want to give up the characters. Even after 416 pages I was sad for the book to end. I wanted to spend more time with these characters. Kristen Miller did a great job developing them and I felt like I personally knew all of them. It's hard to let go of things you love.

    You don't want to miss this story, especially if you love books with supernatural, romance, and mystery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    An Emotional Rollercoster Worth Reading.

    This book took me by surprise! This is a exciting,captivating, and romantic read. The beging may start a little slow, but stay commited and you will be rewarded. Pay attension to detail and enjoy! All i really have to say is hold on tight and the ride is fun.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Highly Recommended!

    Originally posted at: www.aurorareviews.blogspot.com ***** Do you believe in reincarnation? After reading The Eternal Ones you will certainly consider the possibility. I know I did.

    In this one we meet Haven, who has been reincarnated into a new life but doesn't know it yet. Why is that? Well, people are trying to hide it from her.

    Haven is a great, believably written teen who struggles through high school and not being able to fit in, a common occurence and completely authentic. Through all of those trouble, she remains true to herself which is something I really admired. Beau, her best friend, is also a really amazing character. He stays true to himself throughout this story as well. It seems to me that a big lesson in this book was about a person's true nature coming through no matter kind of trials they faced.

    The plot was just awesome -- unique and interesting. In a YA paranormal world typically populated with vampires and shifters, this was a nice change. With strong, descriptive writing the author kept me hooked. I loved following the adventures of Haven as she tries to find out who she really is and who she can really trust.

    Overall, I give this one five suns! I enjoyed everything about it from beginning to end. If you're looking for a paranormal book that's a little different from the norm, I recommend you give this one a try.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    I really really liked this book... after part two. The first par

    I really really liked this book... after part two. The first part dragged on and on. i completly felt bad for haven and i continuously wondered why she hadnt ran away before. i love the romance between haven and iain but she was a little to doubting. and she was easily swayed on whether iain loved her or was dangerous. but i absolutely loved iain, i dont know how she doubted him. the ending was heartbreaking and the epilogue summed up questions like "now whats she going to do?" but at the same time leaves off ominously, hinting at a sequel. Which there is one.
    I would give it 4 stars instead of 3 but the first half nearly killed me to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    I love this book

    I checked this out at my library. I love Beau, the main character's best friend. This book feels personal like I know them and can envision everything in the book. I just really love and adore this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Best book yet

    Love, love, loved this book! Favorite book I've read

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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 April 2, 2012

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    Para-normally different from most of what is out there.

    Haven Moore is a high school senior who has had visions of previous lives since she was a small child. Her strict, religious grandmother and guardian insists that she is possessed by demons. Haven believes she is being driven to find the current reincarnation of her true love.

    The teen is a fine seamstress and has saved $12,000 making prom dresses with her gay friend, Beau. As her small-town world closes in around her, she decides to make a run for it to New York City, where she has seen the love of her lives come back in the tabloids because he has been accused of murder. This novel is a mystery, a thriller, and a love story. There is also a touch of the occult via the Ouroboros Society, an organization that purports to gather members from the reincarnated of the world. The element of mystery is consistently sustained from the beginning as Haven tries to determine if the man she loves is trying to kill her.

    Ever since Haven Moore was 9 years old, she's been having flashbacks of realistic events that haven't happened yet. As a child, she would always mention of having "another mother", talk about her "other big self" and other unnatural things for someone so young to even know about. Thus, she was shunned early on by the students at school, thought cursed by her church, and practically kept prisoner by her strict grandmother/caretaker. Luckily, she had a best friend, Beau Decker, who kept her sane while memories of a past love, Ethan, kept her dreaming of something better in life. Eventually, research on her visions led to actual historical facts which convinced Haven that she was the reincarnation of a girl named Constance from the 1920s. She also discovered her "Ethan" was reincarnated as well as Ian Marrow, a New York rich society boy whose face is across all the gossip tabloids. Yet, as things begin to heat up in her home town in Tennessee, Haven escapes to try to figure out what all her visions means and just who she really is.

    This was a refreshing read, something para-normally different from most of what is out there. Past lives that are reincarnated over and over again so that they may finally be together, a true love that doesn't end . . . utterly romantic and still sadly tragic. I enjoyed Haven's struggle of dealing with her debilitating visions of places/people she had never seen in her current life. The past twist was just as fascinating and I wish we would have gotten even more detailed glimpses into more of their past lives besides the most recent one in 1925. I adored the relationship between Haven and Beau and found myself easily getting caught up in the overall mystery of The Eternal Ones. Yet, about 2/3rds into the book, I felt Haven became very wishy-washy in her Ouroboros Society beliefs and that she was exasperatingly tedious with going back and forth in her trust in Ian/Ethan. I did find some parts shockingly spooky (ex. her discoveries while being held captive near the end), but all in all I thoroughly was captivated and cannot wait for what is next.

    Book # 2 - ALL YOU DESIRE

    Likes: What little bits we got of the past-life stories was fascinating, especially the story set during ancient Crete.

    Dislikes: Lots of controversial religious beliefs were brought up throughout the story and since I'm not really not a fan of religious debates or political prejudices brought up in any type of book, I frowned upon it here too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Exceptional!

    This book was absolutely amazing! It had the best plot and great characters. One of the best books I have read. It Ignites the imagination!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    I Suprisingly Enjoyed It

    Picked it up not expexting anything. I. Was. Wrong. I really enjoyed this book! The storyline was very unique. Not with just the reincarnation but with the love interest. I recommemd this to anybody who wants to read a supernatural romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Amazing

    Amazing book and writing. Loved it

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

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    Great read!

    Do you believe in reincarnation? Haven, a girl that experienced visions since she was a little girl wants to find anwsers. Her visions were of herself named Constance at the time in love with Ethan. In her visions they die in a terrible fire. One day she sees Ethan's familiar face on tv but he's named Iain Morrow. Haven flees to New York to seek answers and to see if Iain is really Ethan the one she loved in her visions. She seeks help from the Ouroboros Society to unlock her past. Haven finds out more than she can handle. This love and mysterious story will have you on your toes the whole time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Loved this book!!!!

    I am forty and I enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down! Great read!

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    OMG

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2011

    I would never recommend it.

    Okay I was looking for a final easy book for the summer, and got this. I read it in one day, but this doesn't mean it is a good book. I'm sorry Kirsten Miller but this book was very stupid, and repetitive. It was interesting, but it became very predictable. Also it had no point, but to find a killer, and to realize love. This is a bad read for anyone, in my opinion. Please don't read, if you value my opinion, and like my kind of books.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Live To Read

    Have you ever had visions of a past life? Haven, the main character, experiences vivid past memories of her and her lover, Ethan. She believes herself to be Constance in a past life, a woman who dies in a horrible fire with her lover.




    Snope City, a very small town. The Snope City community tends to be more narrow-minded and religious, it bodes badly for Haven when word of her visions spread around town. Many are convinced that her visions are the result of so-called dark forces. Haven's grandmother, a surprisingly strict and cold woman, forces Haven to go to therapy with the local pastor. Haven has no choice but to pretend to ignore her visions.




    Years later, rich Iain Morrow makes Haven's visions begin again when she sees a story about him. Haven puts two and two together and ends up believing that Iain may be the reincarnation of her past lover, Ethan. She goes so far as to travel to New York to see if this may be the case. Haven stumbles upon the Oroboros Society which specializes in helping and researching those who may be reincarnated. The story takes off from this point.




    The events in this novel are at just the right pace, the reader shouldn't be bored much at all. The author provides the perfect amount of detail, just enough so the reader can picture the scene. The main character, Haven, acts as the reader's guide to the novel and the plot. The reader won't be confused, though there will be a fair amount of information kept from the reader until the end or even the sequel. Getting to know Haven and Ethan and some of the secondary characters is fun in this novel, they all have something interesting to say or a weird quirk or two. Overall, this book is recommended for teens/young adults who like "realistic fantasy" and reincarnation.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

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    It was okay not great....

    I wish i could give this book a higher rating, I really do. At first this books ultamite story was intresting. I really cared what happened with Haven and Beau. But the minute Haven meets Ian things started to go down hill for me. Her distrust for Ian and the decisions she makes completly do not make sense and are fustrating to me. So should you read this book? Well i liked the whole concept the rencarnations and everything its just the charcters started to deteriate right before my eyes. I liked it otherwise and i finished the book realitivly quickly!

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

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    Exciting and Romantic

    Haven Moore has spent most of her life passing out and having visions through the eyes of a woman named Constance. All her visions center around the handsome Ethan. Everyone, apart for Beau-her friend, thinks she's either crazy or a bad seed. Her grandmother is convinced she's possessed. The only person who ever really knew the truth, or beginning to learn the truth, was her father who died in a car accident when she was little.
    One day Haven sees Iain Morrow, a celebrity, on TV. She can't stop thinking about him. After some time she decides to go to New York to try and find him. After finding him, Haven discovers that she and Iain are soul mates who have been reincarnated for thousands of years. Problems continuously arise threatening their relationship and the reincarnation cycle. People start going missing or turning up murdered. Haven is constantly being watched, and not always by the good guys. Iain is hiding something from Haven, and she knows it. By going out and trying to find answers on her own, Haven ends up even more confused and unwilling to trust anyone. She must decide who to trust before its too late.
    Oh my! This book was good. It was so different from most girl-and-boy-fall-in-love-at-first-sight books. This story centers around the idea of immortal (not vampire) people, reincarnation, and soul mates. I felt like I was being pulled in every direction alongside Haven. I wasn't sure who to trust-although I always...let me repeat that, ALWAYS trusts Iain. I hated how she kept ruining the moment with her paranoia about how Iain may or may not be the murderer. The twists throughout the book were so good. After closing the book, I waited about an hour before rereading it. Then a few days later I reread it again. I couldn't stop thinking about this book. It was one of those I-wish-I-was-that-character moments. I believe in soul mates. This book definitely fueled that belief. I really really really really wish this would happen to me-except maybe no killing and creepy secret society- but definitely all the true love stuff.
    You don't have to believe in reincarnation or soul mates to love this book. It's a beautiful love story filled with mystery that will leave you wishing you were the characters. *secretly wishing I was Haven. The only...and I mean only problem I had was with Haven's trust issues. I found them a bit annoying-but that's it. It was such a great book.

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