Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reincarnation



Everyone has heard of reincarnation, correct? When you die, you come back as something or someone else. It's a concept that I don't personally believe in. You get one chance at life, so you better not mess it up. At least, that's my opinion. But the last novel I finished revolved around the idea of incarnation, and it was quite interesting. All You Desire by Kirsten Miller is the sequel to The Eternal Ones and I think it had the same problems at the first. But first, I will give you a little background as to what this series is about.


So it's been a while since I read The Eternal Ones, but I didn't really have a problem reading All You Desire because they recap a lot of the stuff that happened at the end. The Eternal Ones follows the story of Haven Moore, who has always been a little bit different. She has talents that can't be explained, knowledge of places she's never been, and visions that cause her to loose consciousness at times. Haven has grown up in a town where people think she's possessed by a demon, but really she's just been reincarnated. Multiple times. When Haven travels to New York City because she saw a picture of someone she thinks she loved in a past life, things get a little crazy. One wrong move could put her in the way of someone who has been trying to catch her for centuries. Of course, at the end of Eternal Ones all the craziness dies down and Haven is able to live a quiet life for a while. Until she learns of the disappearance of her closest friend, Beau. Then things descend into craziness again in All You Desire.

There is a good storyline behind these books, it's something that I haven't read very often (I'm not going to say I've never read a reincarnation love story because I'm pretty sure that I have...). The only really big complaint I have with these two books, anyway, is the length. Haven spends a lot of her time in both books wavering back and forth on the biggest decision she has to make. In The Eternal Ones her decision is whether or not she loves Iain. She goes on and on about it...I'm sure it's something that could have been greatly condensed. In All You Desire she goes on and on about having to save Beau, but it takes her forever to actually go and do something for him. Instead, she complains and complains about it until something actually happens. This also could have been way condensed. But other than that, I enjoyed the book quite a lot, there was a lot of action and it kept me reading. Of course, now I have to wait until the next book comes out. And I have no clue how many books are going to be in this series...hopefully not too many. I would like to finish it before I finish college.

Speaking of college, this is the reason that I'm not going to be able to post as much as before. I have suddenly become extremely busy, and I won't have as much time to read for pleasure :( But I have started another book, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. We'll see how long it takes me to finish this one. :)

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