It’s time for my next contest. Now’s your chance to enter to win an ARC of THE ETERNAL ONES. You can enter on the blog or on twitter. I’m going to run this contest a little differently than previous ones.
Description from Goodreads.com
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.
I’m a huge fan of Kirsten Miller’s KIKI STRIKE series. I love the girl power, the unique premise of an underground city existing beneath Manhattan and the teenage girls who defend it. The characters are so fun and quirky and unique. I was really excited to hear she had a new book out and the premise hooked me just as much as the one for Kiki Strike. I always get really invested in epic love stories and I couldn’t wait to lose myself in this one.
I enjoyed the read a lot though I wish Haven was a little less naive. Any time anyone told her something, she would immediately believe it, discarding all other contradicting evidence. This got frustrating when it happened back and forth several times in the novel. It became repetitive and I think the back and forth could have been condensed. However, it did make for a page-turner as I was desperate to know whether Iain Morrow was a good guy or a bad guy. The book had enough red herrings to keep readers from guessing the real culprit for quite some time (though I did guess before the reveal. It’s rare when I don’t, though). I really enjoyed how the flashback story worked to reveal clues to the mystery and was told out of order.
To be entered to win the arc, TELL ME WHO YOU THINK YOU WERE IN A PAST LIFE. Reply in the comments of this blog OR as an @reply on twitter and include both @shanasilver plus the hashtag #pastlife. Each new comment or tweet will be entered. You may enter as many times as you like. Your tweets must include both the @reply and the #pastlife hashtag so I can find it. If you enter on twitter, you must be a follower of @shanasilver. You don’t need to be a follower of this blog to win via comments.
I’ll choose the winner of THE ETERNAL ONES arc through random drawing but I will blog the most creative entries. I want to read some funny entries here!
Contest ends Thursday August 5th at 11:59PM EST. Open to US and Canada residents only.