This week for Bookanistas, I'm recommending THE ETERNAL ONES by Kirsten Miller. The concept of having a soul mate that spans centuries isn't uncommon (I've read a couple of books like this just this year alone).
But this book is. The way it's done shows a true storyteller. Let's break it down.
1. Characters. Haven is a small-town girl who's spirit is yearning to find her soul mate, Ethan. She doesn't remember anything, but she knows she's inexplicably drawn to him. She's got spunk and a uniqueness about her that made me feel like I was reading about someone I've never read about before. And that takes some talent.
Beau is Haven's best friend, and he is carefully crafted to avoid the typical stereotype as well. Besides Haven, he was my favorite character.
There are many other people that shape Haven's story, and each one of them is drawn in the same unique light as she is.
And that's refreshing.
2. What else I loved: the reincarnation aspect. I truly appreciate stories that don't feel like variants of other stories I've read, so while the themes of love spanning centuries isn't new, The Eternal Ones felt like it was.
I know I've said that like, twice now, but I don't know how else to say it. You've just got to read this book. It came out last Tuesday, so get your copy today.
Check out what else is up for Bookanista review this week:
Myra McEntire - WHITE CAT
Shelli Johannes Wells - PARANORMALCY
Christine Fonseca - THE HEALING SPELL
Shannon Messenger - NIGHTSHADE CITY
Carolina Valdez Miller - THE MOCKINGBIRDS
Jamie Harrington - PARANORMALCY
Lisa and Laura Roecker -- PARANORMALCY