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All You Desire by Kirsten Miller
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Apr 14, 12

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As with her prior book, Kirsten’s discussion of reincarnation is original and compelling. She continues to balance the fantastical with realistic elements, though the fantastical takes on a stronger presence by pure plot design.

In many ways, Haven continues to be naïve. She is often unsure of others’ motives and is trusting in nature. While some readers might find this frustrating, it plays well to her character and the overall story arch. It’s to be expected that Iain is more wary of the world. He remembers his previous lives, whereas Haven only has patchwork glimpses. She is trying to follow her heart, and makes mistakes along the way. Her character choices make for a more complex and interesting narrative.

“All You Desire” is a strong follow-up. At times it seems a little slow and overall takes a little longer to read than its predecessor, but it’s not enough of a deterrence for fans. And after a bit of a cliffhanger ending, it will be interesting to see where Kirsten takes haven’s story next.

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