The Eternal Ones

The Eternal Ones : What If Love Refused to Die?

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 411 pages
  • 168 x 236 x 35mm | 621g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1595143084
  • 9781595143082
  • 763,734

Review quote

-"The Eternal Ones" is an engrossing and utterly enchanting story of true love, discovery and destiny that defies time. Thrilling and magical. A must read.+ -Danielle Trussoni, author of "Angelology"
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About 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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11,715 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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3 25% (2,958)
2 10% (1,127)
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Our customer reviews

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.show more
by TeensReadToo
Holy smokes. This is one heck of a crazy roller coaster adventure of a paranormal thriller romance. Every time that I thought I'd figured out what had happened and what was going to happen, some other bit of information or idea would totally disturb what I'd thought. And I loved every second of it. Th basic plot is this: Haven Moore grew up knowing that she was meant to be win a man named Ethan. When she was a little girl, she'd tell her father all about Ethan. About their life in Rome and in New York City. She knew a whole lot about New York City, which was many miles away from her home in Tennessee. Her father took her seriously. He contacted an agency in New York City, The Ouroboros Society, that dealt with people who had memories of past lives. Shortly thereafter, Haven's father was killed in a car accident that devastated her family forever. Raised by a controlling and uber-religious grandmother, Haven was not prepared for the sultry memories of the romance she had with Ethan. And, she was also perplexed by the knowledge that she and her former-life lover died in a fire. Her whole previous life is very confusing and disconcerting to her. So, after a series of tragic events, she decides to head to New York City in search of Ethan and the Ourboros Society. Haven wants answers, but what she finds is going to shock her. I read this book for the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge (hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings). I definitely felt my heart race and my mind was whirling a million beats per second trying to figure out what was going to happen and what did happen to Haven in this life and in her past one(s). I was totally on edge and am thinking/ hoping/ probably dreaming that this is going to be a series and I'll get to spend more time with these characters. We'll see.show more
by Mrs. DeRaps
Talk about true love and fairy tale romances...The Eternal Ones will have readers believing in soul mates. I love the idea of soul mates and star crossed lovers defying all odds to be with one another just as much as any girl who grew up reading fairy tales but The Enternal Ones has gotten to me like none of the others have. The story of Constance and Ethan and Haven and Iain had me falling in love. Kristen Miller knows how to hook a reader and hang on until only she's ready to let go. Watching Haven grow up in a town so religious and strict that anything out of the traditional and conservative norm has the local townsfolk crying "demon" and "satan worshiper" was terrible to read. I've never experienced anything like that personally so it was tough to get through. I felt awful for Haven. She lives in a claustrophobic environment with her horrible grandmother trying to make up for her sordid past by way of her grandaughter's present situation and it's awful to watch. But with the bad, comes the good in Haven's best friend Beau (who is also looked down on for being gay) and he's with her through it all. I loved him to death! Their friendship was wonderful to witness and will make you appreciate you own friends that much more. But the romance, oh the romance! Haven knows she used to be someone in another life and she knows she loved someone then and is being drawn to that someone again. Here is where Iain comes into play. He's not the same boy from the other life and time but he's still Ethan in so many ways. But like everything else, there's always a balance and with the good, bad follows. What is he hiding? Why is he lying? Will Haven be able to remember everything she needs to in time? This is a favorite for me and I was sad to have to pass it on for the tour, but I will be going out to pick up my very own copy the first chance I get.show more
by Katelyn
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