Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 416 Pages
Publisher: Razorbill 8/10/10
This is the type of book that when executed correctly can be absolutely terrific. It's a hard story to tell. Haven Moore has dreams that she's lived several past lives and that something so great. A love so great is missing from her small-town world. She has these attacks that bring the past lives so vividly to the forefront that her high school friends have ostracized her. Her grandmother has vilified her and her best-friend is trying to help her recover whatever memories she has.
This story really takes off once Haven flees to NY to find answers from the Ouroboros Society. A place that tracks reincarnation. In NYC, Haven meets Iain Morrow and feels a deep and soulful connection to him. Could he be the secret man in her dreams?
I liked this story and found it to be very romantic. Some people might take issue with Haven and her character, but I definitely found her the product of her environment. She had just an awful grandmother, and a pastor who was hindering any development that could potentially help her realize her past lives and move on. I appreciate Kirsten Miller's vision of reincarnation and we all want that deep, soulful love that lasts through life and death and we can find out true partner to spend the rest of our days with.
I enjoyed this story.