I received the ARC of The Eternal Ones, by Kristen Miller, this year at Comic Con and just recently had the chance to read it, so I thought I'd post a review here for all the Oasis fans!
What if love refused to die?
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.
I really enjoyed this book. The beginning action was a tad bit slow, but the characters and the setting were so interesting, that it didn't really matter! And then when Haven and Iain met, wowsers. I won't spoil it, but I absolutely adored their interaction and you could tell that they loved each other in a past life! The dream sequences and the details throughout the novel are amazing and beautiful.
The mystery was very well until the end. I kept wondering if there was going to be some twist like the movie Dead Again, but it was something different altogether!
I'm normally a sucker for first-person novels, but this was one was third-person omniscient and it worked well because there were some scenes that needed to be told outside of Haven's head.
I also thought the ending wrapped up very well. Even though a sequel is in the works, you weren't left with a cliff-hanger or loose ends.
I give this book 5 Palm Trees.
Outside of the book, I think Kristen did an amazing job with her social media and promotion! There's a website for the Ouroboros Society, complete with interviews and a questionnaire to join!
The Eternal Ones Book Trailer: