Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

 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?

Let’s start off with the truth, shall we? I went into this book thinking that it wasn’t going to be as good as the other Breathless Reads. Yes, the plot was interesting but I didn’t feel like it desperately needed to be read. This book came out back in August and I just finished the book last week. Now, I absolutely cannot believe I thought it wasn’t going to be as amazing. How wrong I was.

Haven Moore is the black sheep of her small town in Tennessee. She is smart, thoughtful and believes there is more to the life she lives. My thoughts on Haven went back and forth throughout the novel. Haven’s irrational choices really shocked me but I grew to love them. Talk about living your life! When you hear the saying ‘live life to the fullest,’ I really believe Haven is. She shows you that you shouldn’t be afraid to believe what you want while taking things into your hands when no one else is around to help.

Miller’s prose is wonderful. When I read the book, I got the feeling as if I was being sucked into a fairytale that was far from perfect. She has built a society off of the Ouroboros symbol that fascinates me to no end. If I didn’t know better, I would have actually believed there was a real Ouroboros Society in New York. It amazes me how an author can write beautifully enough to make it all seem real.

There are ton of twists and turns in a novel. A rollercoaster cannot even compare to the amount of times I freaked out at the new puzzles. As a reader, I always try to predict the ending. I’m actually glad to say I honestly had no idea to how it was going to end. Every page held a new surprise. I know for a fact my words do not even begin to tell you all how amazing this novel is. I’m thinking it might just be my favorite out of Penguin’s Five…

Rating: 5 / 5


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