The Eternal Ones

The Eternal Ones

What If Love Refused to Die

eBook - 2010
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Seventeen-year-old Haven Moore leaves East Tennessee to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she meets playboy Iain Morrow, whose fate may be tied to hers through a series of past lives.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, 2010
ISBN: 9781101460030
1101460032
9781101459843
1101459840
Characteristics: 1 online resource (411 p.)

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amalyndb
Jan 26, 2016

What if some of us came back after death, trying to reunite with our loved ones over the centuries?

Haven has visions from a young age of being someone else, and of her love for someone she has never met. Her grandmother believes she is possessed, her father thinks this might be memories of past lives. Her visions disappear after her father’s death, but then come back toward the end of high school. She is determined to find the man she dreams about, certain that he is also searching for her.

Throw in a shadowy society that has members among the elite of society, drones to keep tabs on them, never being able to leave...

Set at first in Tennessee and later in New York, the concept is interesting. To me, the first half was not as interesting as the second half, but then again, I am not in the young adult target audience.

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jazzy8021
Jun 15, 2014

Can't wait to read the sequel!

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

A flighty main character and a dearth of romantic moments made this book a little less satisfying than I'd hoped. But, a sucker for the genre, I still enjoyed the read and eagerly read the book end to end.

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Chloe_427
Oct 06, 2013

Very good but got very boring right in the middle of the book I felt like I knew what was going to happen

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Sharanja
Dec 12, 2012

This book was amazing, and I couldn't put it down! The plot was filled with mystery and drama so I was never bored reading it.

I thought the characters were a bit flat, especially the supposed villain of the story, but the plot was meaty enough to make up for that.

There's a sequel to this book, but I think I'm going to stop right here. This book works better as a stand alone novel, and I'm not really into love triangles.

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hollyheartsYA
Jul 09, 2012

I really liked this book! past lives, set in a small town in Tennessee and then New York City, sweeping romance, questions about faith and religion, lots of mystery. It took a while for the plot to advance but once it does whoa it gets good!

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MeeraPremnazeer
May 21, 2012

I found this book to be incredible. I've read this book a long time ago, but all I can say is that I couldn't put this book down. It was enticing and utterly interesting throughout the whole book. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!

BookFaerie27 Dec 18, 2011

Warning: SPOILERS. I practically hated this book until almost the very end, and even though the negative factors for me outweigh the positive ones, I think it’s a decent story now. The book felt slow, going on and on with mostly anticipated turns and I wished the book would just end, but at the same time, Iain and Haven’s relationship seemed to go way to fast. She barely knew him, she suspected he was a murderer, and yet she still resumes getting on a plane with him to go to a foreign country and sleep with him, which annoyed me to the max. The Society’s way to keep things in balance didn’t make sense to me. The author didn’t make it clear to me why the people with past lives couldn’t just pay the Society with money! Haven’s ongoing roller costar of “He’s a murderer!” and “I love him!” left me feeling nauseated and annoyed. Then things turned around when I found out who the devil is supposed to be and how sick and demented he/she was. Even though the devil is supposed to be unable to love anything, I still though that it was outside-the-box thinking on Kirsten Miller’s part. Never saw that coming. Overall, I guess this book was okay and I will be reading the next one. One question though: how come whenever the main girl has a guy friend, he has to be gay?

Jess_library Nov 02, 2010

This book was rather strange with a very misleading bookjacket description (and a very misleading catalogue description too).

The premise is interesting - a girl who has recurring visions of her past life must make a decision about whether or not to pursue her lost love who has been reincarnated as a millionaire playboy. The main problem is the execution of the plot. The first third of the book is about Haven's growing ostracization in a small town where her grandmother is leading the "Haven is possessed by a demon" charge. There is a small sliver of Haven leaving for NYC to meet Iain where they are madly happy and globetrotting together in bliss. The rest of the book is Haven waffling between believing Iain is sincer in his affections to accusing him outright of murder and infidelity. The cast is rounded out with a fanatical preacher and a character who is supposed to be the embodiment of the devil. The ending also came out of nowhere.

This is not a book about fate or soulmates. It's a book about insecurity and obsession. It's a shame because if Haven was a stronger character and actually made a decision, most of her problems could be avoided.

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a_campbell
Oct 01, 2010

This book is a must read!
The beginning is a little hard to catch onto because it deals with her flash-back visions, but I insist you keep reading even if you don't understand it. Everything will make sense as you keep reading!

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Chloe_427
Oct 14, 2013

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