Source: ARC from Penguin
Grade: 1.8 stars out of 5
Um, CAUTION, below is a very angry rant that I wrote right after reading The Eternal Ones. I read it back in March and my review is 80% complete, but by now I have forgotten almost everything D: It is also kinda SPOILISH so BEWARE as I am not very coherent in my blind rage. In fact I am going to take extra precaution and make the text color white so if you are curious, just highlight to read.
The Eternal Ones (just thinking about it makes me frown) is about past lovers finding one another again after being reincarnated. Sound delish right? The novel then goes on to tell why these two star-crossed lovers’ life seems to never forebode very well. Throw in some crazies, a smexy boy, a gay BFF into the city of New York and what do you get?—a yummy soup of potential. Whereas in reality we get a ‘what the heck are you trying to feed me?’ concoction. All signs pointed a YES when I first read a review that said The Eternal Ones is for fans of Time Traveler’s Wife, Twilight, and Beautiful Creatures. Hey I liked all three of those books! That must mean I’ll like The Eternal Ones. Ha!—yeah right.
The Eternal Ones is very much so like Blue Bloods just without the vampires and the semi-incest thing happening. The society, the past lovers, the ‘is falling for him be a good thing?’ are all elements here. The regrettable weak protagonist? don’t make me laugh. Seriously, don’t make me laugh; I’m in a foul mood when it comes to this book.
So here’s the thing the entire novel is fine. Perfectly fine. I just hated Haven a lot. And by a lot I mean that I could barely finish the novel because of her. I find her indecisive, irrational, gullible, naïve, stupid, and really just a ditz. Whenever someone tells her something, she believes them! When someone else tells her the opposite thing she believes them then! Really, where is the thinking process happening!? I mean if it takes one burning building that you happened to be trapped in to realize something than you really need to be dropped on your head. This goes on for about three-hundred pages you guys.
Speaking of which, the plot moves, no wait, it crawls on. With this many pages I need power, drive and plot twists to keep me happy enough to read this much. The only thing that kept me going was pride and stubbornness.
And...that was what I had last written back in March.Cover C+