Books Review

Review: The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

August 9, 2010
The earlier ARCs of The Eternal Ones have a different cover than the snake eating its tail and it was this cover that first caught my eye. Then I read the description and knew I had to read it. At some point the cover changed to the simple snake one, but when I found an ARC of the novel, I was thrilled not only to have the book in my hands, but also because it had the original cover of the silhouetted couple embracing.

I had read a few mixed reviews about The Eternal Ones, some saying it was too long and others saying it was just too slow. But as soon as I had read the first chapter I was hooked.

Haven is a very likeable character. She’s not self-conscious, nor is she overly intelligent. Her visions of her past life aside, she’s pretty average in a good way, making her believably relatable. Although Kirsten Miller wrote the story in third person, Haven’s emotions still come across clearly and in such a way that I felt them and understood what she was feeling.

Ms. Miller handles Haven’s relationship with Iain amazingly, making it a complex and mysterious love. Iain’s character is what really makes the relationship dynamic and readers will be second-guessing his character up until the end.

The idea of reincarnation is fairly popular, especially when set in a romantic story. But not once did I ever feel The Eternal Ones was trite or a copy of another novel. Ms. Miller’s writing is funny, descriptive, and it drew me in and let me inside Haven’s life. All the characters are fleshed out appropriately and I like how Ms. Miller gives some of the secondary characters a role in the overall story, especially Haven’s best friend, Beau.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Eternal Ones and I’m glad I didn’t let the more negative reviews lessen my excitement for reading it. Kirsten Miller has written a love story that’s not always picture perfect, but is still beautifully told. Please don’t hesitate to buy/check-out a copy of The Eternal Ones and if you would like to learn more about Kirsten Miller and her writing, please visit:

Kiki Strike Website
The Eternal Ones Website

(cover image taken from Barnes and Nobles’ website)

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