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Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity #1)

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A love so strong, even eternity can't separate them. Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang.

All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men. For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie but they each have thei...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Pendrell Publishing (first published December 2nd 2011)
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Angela Corbett
Sep 23, 2011 Angela Corbett rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
I'll admit, it's a little strange to rate my own book. I had a fabulous time writing Eternal Starling, and I love the book and characters so much! I wanted to write an eternal love story, and when the idea for Eternal Starling came to me, I couldn't get it on paper fast enough. The Emblem of Eternity trilogy is filled with love, danger, betrayal, and some really cool cars. :) I hope you'll enjoy the first part of Evie's journey as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Kim
And I thought I had enough of stupid love triangles where supposedly perfect, hot guys went after some girl with nothing, no brain, no conscience but only some lousy talent that the overly-optimistic guys con themselves into believing that it's worth fighting tooth-and-nail over for. Sigh. What happened to the heroic portrayal of women in literature nowadays?
Typical story, typical triangle, typical fighting, typical eenie-meenie-whoever-should-I-choose dilemma. Though I wonder what in the world...more
Lani Woodland
Eternal Starling was a very romantic book. Swoon. It is the first in the Emblem of Eternity series. It's wonderful to love the first of a series because you know there are more coming. I'm a sucker for soulmate books. I read a lot of them. This one was my favorite by far. Angela Corbett did a wonderful job in creating her own mythology in the soulmate genre.

By the end of the first chapter I was hooked. Evie was a great heroine who used her brains and asked the right questions. And she didn't jus...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Eternal Starling has been high on my list to read ever since its release way back in December, and finally 6 months later, I’ve read it and guess what, I loved it!

This story follows Evie, who has just moved to Colorado where she is about to start college. But when she meets two men; Alex and Emil, who both claim to be her soul mate, her life is suddenly turned upside down and starts becoming dangerous - fast. Evie soon learns that her soul has been reincarnated several times over the last centu...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I loved that this book had so much to do with fighting for the soul. I love that there is great back round history to all three characters and that there is so much for the reader to take in.

One thing that grabbed me about the story are the characters. I loved that the main characters Evie is out of the loop about things. She may have a past, but she doesn't remember. Ms. Corbett did a great job on giving the pieces to the reader little by little. I like that not all information was dumped on th...more
Kelly Martin
Let me preface this by saying that 9 times out of 10 I absolutely loathe love triangles and I knew going in that this book pretty much embodied the epitome of one; But some of the reviews suggested it might be worth it so I gave it a shot.

It wasn't bad, I give the author props for the Mines of Moria reference and some pretty witty banter. And I gave Emil & Evie's first "hello" 2 hearty thumbs up. But sadly I wound up disliking Evie through most of the book and it only got worse as the story...more
Jessica
Okay, in reality I am giving this 3.5 stars (or if you follow my review blog...3.5 Bards), but I figured I'd round it up for Goodreads.

Something that I need to state: this book is a romance, young adult romance, but a romance novel none the less. This is not a bad thing, but the synopsis is a little misleading because while there are paranormal elements, the majority of this first installment in the Emblem of Eternity series is focused on setting up the major romantic relationships.

In fact, ev...more
Melonie Piper
It's very rare to read a book with a love triangle that doesn't have an obvious person to root for. Alex it witty and sarcastic, and Emil is bold and confident. They both make claims for Evie's love, and they've both made huge sacrifices that make them "worthy" of her. So which one should she pick? Nail biting nail biting nail biting. I have to say, Emil makes one heck of an entrance. I'm finding myself rooting for the dark horse, so to speak. It's not that I love a bad boy. It's more like what...more
Susan
LOVED IT! I loved the banter, I loved the switching between sarcasm and sincerity, I loved the dynamics between characters, and most of all I loved the kissing! How could you go wrong with two perfectish, gorgeous guys claiming to be your soulmates, both fighting over you and protecting you from evil forces? Totally and ridiculously improbable, right? Yep, I still loved it.

This book was on my to-read shelf forever until I broke down and bought it because I couldn't get a library version. I am so...more
Christin (Portrait of a Book)
When I first heard about this book, I was drawn to it because of the cover and the synopsis. Although I did have some issues with this book, there are still several aspects that made it enjoyable overall.

Evie is not your typical girl; she loves hiking, camping, and even helped her father rebuild her '66 Mustang. But other than that, she never suspected that anything was different about her. When she moves to Gunnison, Colorado to attend college with her lifelong best friend, Jasmine, things begi...more
Heather
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There are so many things I love about Eternal Starling...where to start? The cover, the author, the writing. Evie Starling is about to start her freshman year of college in Gunnison, Colorado when she becomes lost hiking in the mountains. As independent and head strong as she is she does not want to admit she needs help getting back to her car when Alex Knight finds her and volunteers to help. But Alex is arrogant and won't...more
Erin
Eternal Starling left me feeling very mixed, because while it grew on me and I plan on reading the sequel, I have real issues with this book. First of all, I do like love triangles, so the whole Alex, Emil, Evie thing I had no problem with and actually liked, especially because I honestly don’t know whom Evie should end up with. However, I kept thinking that, perhaps, Evie should end up with neither and there in lies my problem. While the characters grew on me in the latter half of the book, ini...more
Andi Ruggles (Rywn)
Evie has never had much luck in rela­tion­ships. In fact, they all go pretty hor­ri­bly. But when she gets lost while hitch­hik­ing she meets Alex, and is drawn to him imme­di­ately. Some­times sweet, some­times irri­tat­ing, Evie never knows what to expect from Alex, espe­cially when he sud­denly claims that she’s in dan­ger, and it’s because of him. Dis­ap­pear­ing as quick as he entered into her life, Evie moves on and meets Emil. What she expects to be just a rebound rela­tion­ship turns out...more
Fictional BookHos
This book is definitely for people who liked Twilight, although I would say that on the whole Eternal Starling is head and shoulders above Twilight in terms of writing and character development. At the core of the book is a pretty amazing love triangle which manages to pull you in with its intensity but doesn’t mentally exhaust you with a bunch of meaningless drama and hand wringing. The focus of the story surrounds Evie, Alex, and Emil. Evie is a wonderful character, so full of life and determi...more
Angee Saxey
Team Emil ♥

I loved this story! Could not get enough of it and can't wait to have it in hard copy form! Evie is very witty and will keep you laughing throughout with her inner commentary. I felt very connected to Evie and loved to feel what she goes through as she learns about who she really is. I don't envy Evie her struggles, but I could help take a man off her hands ;)
Brittany
I'm really disappointed in this book for a few reasons. For starters, I think it had SO MUCH potential! I love the concept but it was just lacking so much. Like hello, HOW does Evie have two soul mates?! I assume the author is going to explain that in the next two books but she didn't really even give me enough to want to read the next one.

I didn't feel like there was enough relationship development between Evie and the guys. She went from zero to madly in love with them in like three pages. I...more
Suzanne
Mar 05, 2013 Suzanne marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle-to-read
Alex
Apr 19, 2011 Alex marked it as to-read
Shelves: dec-11, no-cover
As soon as I read 1966 Mustang I knew I wanted to read this book! <3
Ferdy
2.5 stars

If you can't stand love triangles then this book isn't for you.. it's just a giant love triangle with reincarnation and good guys Vs bad guys thrown into the mix.
Evie meets Alex Night on her summer holidays before she starts her freshman year in college. Alex of course is rich, tall, handsome, intelligent and secretive. Alex and Evie date for a few weeks, when Evie notices strange men hanging around Alex becomes very protective of Evie. Understandably Evie wants answers, Alex just expe...more
Kaitlin
I came really close to giving this a 3.5 in the review, but I decided that a regular 3 star is more fitting. I've been reading really good books this week, so I was feeling slightly generous.

The majority of the book's first half or even further than that was just not as interesting as I thought it would be. When I first decided to read this book (first because someone sent me on loan through kindle, and second because it's a part of a challenge), I really had no idea what it was supposed to be a...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
4.5 stars

This book had me with a timeless love story, soul mates, a well written love triangle, intriguing character history, a butt kicking heroine who can totally hold her own, and 1966 GT Ford Mustang (no joke, I'm a sucker for classic Mustangs). Mix all this together and throw in some history, swoon worthy guys, well developed twists, a bit of action and a conspiracy and you've got one fabulously written debut.

I adored Evie! She's a girl who holds her own, she doesn't put up with drama, she'...more
Twinklesmile

Two men claiming to be Evie's soul mate,fight between the good and the evil and a 1966 Mustang! Cool isn't it ? This was a pretty good read.

Eternal Starling starts off with the main character Evie,who is an average teenager.She lives with her best friend Jasmine and drives a 1966 Mustang.When two guys Alex Night and Emil Stone are introduced into the story,her life takes a big turn and she realizes that she is very different from what she thought she was.

The story started off really slow for the...more
Mika Koga
wow there have been mixed reviews about this one but i love it!!!!! i love both Emil and Alex!!!! you could say that they're my dream guys. honeslty. they're so good! plus i also like Evie! she has a bad ass character and I like that about her! She's not the super clingy and weak type!

what to expect from this book:
if you wanna read a love triangle that's heavy on bickering, confronting and arguing then this is for you. Also, if you want a light read that is cheesy but has a reason for being che...more
Stacey
First I would like to say this book was and easy read , fantastically written with encounters that flabbergasted me .
I loved that this book had so much to do with finding your other half of your soul. I love that there story has background to fill in blanks and lucky for us on all three characters and that gives us the vital information for the story to capture you .

The best thing that grabbed me about the story is the characters. I loved that the main characters Evie is out of the loop about he...more
Angie Taylor
So, if I had written this, and knew people reading it would review it, I hope they would tell me the strong points of the story and the not so strong points. So here it goes. I'll start with the strong points. This is a very fun, love triangle, paranormal romance, (give me a little mysterious romance, and I'm in). In the last two thirds of the book the writing is very good, with the thoughts and emotions of characters flowing naturually from point A to point B. There is some fabulous conflict th...more
Kat
I just couldn't... finish. It wasn't cause the book was bad, but it felt, i dunno, like some part is missing. I found myself bored, and because of that going on goodreads to find another book. But really this book was rather boring, the main character ... boring... the romance... flllllat... plot... so freaking uneventful (I mean things happned but it wasn't written well enough to make your heart pund, or your stomach to flutter)... Well since I didn't finish, don't take my review seriously, may...more
Nathiel
This month BNC was amazing.

Evie is a young lady who right after breaking up with the jerk of her ex boyfriend and on a hike in the woods meets hunky Alex with whom she imediatly feels chemistry although she also finds him annoying sometimes. And then later on she meets Emil both of them are handsome, charming, romantic and protective.

Although Alex is a true gentelman (he even opens Evie's door for her) although she doesn't think much of it because she's very independant and gets annoyed with hi...more
Paris
I really wanted to like this book mostly because I really like the author. It started out interestingly and I thought Evangeline (Evie) was going to be a character I could connect with. However, sometimes she acted more like an 18 year old high schooler than college student. And the love triangle...I usually don't have a problem with them, but this one irritated me. I felt like it killed the momentum of the story.

Overall, there were things that I liked about the book that showed a great potentia...more
Leilani
I had high hopes for this book but half way through I wanted to give up. I almost couldn't finish it but I'm kinda glad I did. This book had a lot of potential. I've never come across a book where a girl had two soul mates. It had a very compelling plot but the romance just wasn't believable. Like when Emil and Evie first met. The way Emil just walked up to Evie and just kissed her. In real life if a total stranger just walked up to you and kissed you you'd think he was a creep right? Though thi...more
Kate
I was enamored with this book from the minute I read the description. Two soulmates?! WHHAT!? This whole book I was looking for little clues and reasons why neither of them should be with her. I feel so torn however I'm not so much concerned with who she is choosing but whether or not she is even going to choose one of these hunks. I can tell you right now my hormones would be making it "all sorts of difficult." I am interested to see if the Goddesses make a bigger appearance or play a more acti...more
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“His eyes were warm as he gazed at me. “I would do anything for you, don’t ever forget that.” Emil moved closer, gently tucking the rose behind my ear. The floral scent perfumed every breath I took as Emil brushed his thumb lightly over my lips. “Evie, I lost you once, I won’t
lose you again. Even if it takes a thousand years to earn your trust and win you back, I’ll do it. You’re the only person in my life who matters.
You’re the only person who ever has. I love you. Emil”
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“For me . . .” the words seemed difficult for Alex to find, “getting to stay with you, to spend more time with you . . . to love you the way
you should be loved, it’s all I live for.”
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