Haven Moore lives a sheltered life in rural Tennessee. Under the thumb of her ultra-religious grandmother, she longs to escape. Haven plans on attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She can’t wait for graduation when she and her best friend Beau can leave Snope City for good. Problems arise when Haven begins having blackouts and vivid visions. She had them in the past, but has managed to keep it in check until now. Grandmother Imogene calls in Dr. Tidmore and they decide Haven needs an exorcism.
Events come to a head when Haven sees a face on television that matches the one from her visions. So it’s off to NYC where she begins to put the pieces of her past together. Haven’s visions involve a girl named Constance and her love, Ethan. Detailed descriptions of New York flood her head, even though this is her first time in the city. Believing herself to be Constance, she has identified wealthy playboy Iain Morrow as her Ethan. The same Iain Morrow in the tabloids suspected of murder. Iain has been waiting for “Constance” for many years and happily takes up with Haven right where they left off in a past life. Haven learns they have been together for many lives, she just doesn’t remember them yet. The Ourobos Society, a secret group devoted to reincarnation, may hold the keys to unlock this past.
Will Haven and Iain live happily ever and ever and ever after? Or will her visions of a fiery death come true…again? Who can she trust, where can she turn?
I was hooked on this new take on supernatural romance from page one. Reincarnation and past lives haven’t figured heavily as a genre in young adult literature. I was pleased to see Kirsten Miller give us an intriguing and complete plot with characters that are unlike any others out there. I only have one question: sequel? Check out All You Desire, the sequel to The Eternal Ones.