Harmony Book Reviews

Eternal by Cynthia Leith Smith

Posted on: September 30, 2009

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith: Book Cover

Title: Eternal

Author: Cynthia Leitch Smith

Rating: 7.5/10

Good If…You enjoyed Tantalize.

Summary:

With diabolical wit, the author of TANATALIZE revisits a deliciously dark world where vampires vie with angels — and girls just want to have fangs.

At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages.

My Thoughts: Having loved Tantalize as much as I did, I had extremely high expectations. Unfortunately, I must say that this is one of the few cases where my expectations were not met.

The beginning started out slow and though things did begin to happen, I never did become completely engrossed in the story. The characters were plain boring. I did not find anything intriguing about them and found myself rolling my eyes at them several times. I did hold out hope for the romance because I’m a hopeless romantic and love reading forbidden love stories. While there were some good moments to the romance, I felt like it too was underdeveloped.

However, I do recommend that fans of Tantalize read this. It is not nearly as enjoyable as Tantalize and is not a direct sequel but it is set in the same world. Plus, I hear there is a third book coming out that combines the two so it will be important to have read this one.

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1 Response to "Eternal by Cynthia Leith Smith"

Agreed! I thoroughly enjoyed Tantalize but Eternal just didn’t meet up to how well Tantalize’s character and romance was. Glad to see someone who felt the same.

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