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Eternal

(Winterhaven #3)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,632 ratings  ·  137 reviews
True love and destiny collide in the conclusion to the Haven trilogy, which Booklist called “a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan’s thrillers.”

Forced to endure the violent punishment of the Tribunal for murders he has no recollection of committing, Aidan is slowly rotting away in a Paris dungeon. Violet is all but an unreachable dream to h
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Hardcover, 410 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Simon Pulse
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Ferdy
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HATED it. One of the worst YA books I've read this year, it was fucking awful. The plot, the characters, the action, the relationships — all of it was rubbish.

-Most of Eternal consisted of Violet moaning about her missing paedo-vampire-boyfriend, Aiden… And when he finally turned up she still kept moaning about him. She claimed to care about her friends, her family, and her education but that was utter bullshit — her one and only priority was her boyfriend. A book should be more than ju
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Felicitia
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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11/09/13
Oh God this book was wonderful. Absolutely love it.

And again Kristi Cook made me wish that I had special abilities and that I am learning in some kind of supernatural school. That would be awesome. Eternal picks up right after mirage, Aidan being taken away and all. I am really sad to know that Aidan was somewhere in Paris being tortured, but I am also thrilled to know more about Matthew. I love those guys, and the other guys, Tyler and Joshua. SO MANY CUTE GUYS... CAN'T STAND.... ok sto
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Meredith
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Eternal was the most satisfying conclusion to a trilogy that I have read… ever. Period. End of discussion. It was so good, I don’t even know if I can put it into words – minus spoilers – but I’m going to try!(I’m also going to apologize right now for babbling and fangirling, because it might happen… I can’t promise that it won’t).

I picked up Haven (the first book in the Winterhaven trilogy – although I didn’t know at the time it was a trilogy) when it first came out and I devoured it. It was an
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Kari
Waiting for this book for a year!!
Leonela Serrano
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I want this book. NOW!! SERIOUSLY!! AIDAN!! NOO!!






I finished it. This was soo good and I loved it!! More to come later!
Avy  (Book Looney) ❄️
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Well this ending screwed me up


Winterhaven was definitely an interesting series. Sometimes I hated it, sometimes I loved it. This series and I have a very complicated relationship :/ :D All in all, Kristi Cook wrote a great conclusion inciting both pain and love. :)
Bea Haase
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, 2016-favorites
FABULOUS!!!! LIKE ALL HER OTHER BOOKS. FULL REVIEW WILL BE UP SOON ON
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So sad to see it end. I really enjoyed the characters and it was sad at times but I enjoyed it so much.

xoxo,
Bebe
Sahiba
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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diana
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
An eARC copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Eternal is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Haven trilogy. After reading the first two books and loving them, I admit I had built up a lot of expectations for the book. Since it’s the conclusion and all, I imagined lots of twists and surprises and definitely higher stakes for the characters – most especially to Violet. Unfortunately, the book fell short of my expectations and I didn’t quite feel the
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Melissa
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow. I couldn't believe everything that happened in this book. But it was an amazing end to an amazing series and I couldn't imagine anything different.

I was in love with Violet. She has come so far and she doesn't give up hope. She will do whatever it takes to protect the ones she loves most, and to save the boy she loves. So many things get thrown her way and she pushes her way through and still looks forward to what happens next. She gets knocked around and still gets up she is an amazing ch
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Kim Smiley
May 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this last installment in this trilogy. Everything was wrapped up nice and neat and to be honest, more than 3/4 of the way through the book, I was wondering if there was going to be another book in the future because I couldn't see how it was going to be ended in such little time. But it was and it was good!

So, in the beginning of this installment, Violet is a nervous wreck, since Aidan is gone, having turned himself into the tribunal for being the Manhattan stalker. She knows he was mani
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Carol-jean Zrinko
Jun 17, 2013 marked it as to-read
I could have sworn I held this book in my hands just weeks ago at my local library and now it can't be found... am i loosing my mind... maybe i am a precog and saw myself picking it up off the shelf after it is on shelves in Sept... Going crazy to see how it ends!
Trinee Weng
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like legit Violet is the luckiest person ever!!! She has Aidan and Matthew and I just really love Tyler cos he is so funny. So is Joshua. I really wanna attend this school cos then I can make life long friends like Violet did. OMGGGG this book was so good. I'm like crying cos this is the last book.
Chisom
Aug 03, 2013 marked it as to-read
Thank god I didn't read what the third book would be about before finishing Mirage or it definitely would have ruined EVERYTHING. Lol
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rating: 2.5/5

review to come.
Peachy  Queen
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Aliciawxy
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is really nice, can't believe that this is already the end
Ariel C.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Finally done with this book.

I've never come across a novel that was such a colossal WASTE OF MY TIME. I can't even imagine the number of times this trilogy has made me cringe so hard I almost got whiplash. The whole book read like the author was a hormonal 14 year old trying to get fame on Wattpad. Utterly boring, poorly written and overall long winded.

Action scenes were so anticlimactic it hurt my eyes to read. Main character was a horny, whiny little girl who generally pissed me off - when she
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Andge (Down the Rabbit Hole)
Rating: 3.5 stars

It was what I expected, and totally not, at the same time.

Cons?
Eternal made a decent conclusion to the Haven trilogy. And I do mean just decent. The story picked up where its predecessor, Mirage, left off, with Aidan missing somewhere with the Tribunal. How Violet works to get him back really wasn't...all that exciting. It didn't even really feel like she had to do anything, as it was the circumstances that dictated his return into her life. So there went one major plot twist th
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Odalys Velez
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I can't believe Matthew died! I wanted to cry too. He gave up his life so she could be happy, though he didn't become happy himself. He never got to love, have a family, or even say a good goodbye. And how did Aiden become her Megved? Was Matthew even meant to die? I wish he could've lived to see that he was right. He had every right to see it because she was HIS Sabbat. The only way for me not to cry is that I have to think that he is sleeping or reminding myself that it is a book.
Evie Hoff
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook
This was a good ending to the series. I was a little confused in terms of the worldbuilding that came into play at the end, and it left me with some questions as to how that would all be possible, but I liked the rest of it. Overall, I'm glad I read the whole series, but it's probably not one that I would go back and reread in the future.
Jdecarlo
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jenn
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
The series was thoroughly predictable but an enjoyable read. Wasn’t crazy about the ending
Lo'Ren Terese
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing writing. It kept me engaged and wanting more
Susan
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!
J Brooks
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
great ending to the two books before
Haley
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was epic and the ending completely resolved the series. I loved every minute of it, even though the beginning of it started out slow due to the lack of Aidan. Once Aidan returned, everything was just full of awesome and of course, romance. I loved this series from the very beginning. When I first saw Haven I wasn’t aware that I was looking at a book with vampires. When I found out that there were vampires, I was hesitant thinking it would be just another vampire book with a boarding sc ...more
Paula  from Reading Lark
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Is anyone else with me in becoming a little gun-shy with series finales? I have found myself in the past couple of years becoming less and less enthusiastic about reading a final volume of a favorite series, having been too disappointed with too many of them. There are a few, in fact, that I’ve purposely not read because I want to be able to end the story in my head the way I believe it should go. With this series, I was fairly certain that I could trust the author to end this story the way I wa ...more
Olivia
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh my gosh! I can't believe it's over!! This series was pretty dang awesome and I'm really sad that this is it! I loved haven and mirage wayyy surpassed by expectation and also left me blubbering like a little girl. So needless to say I was waiting for eternal quite excitedly!

Okay first off this review will have spoilers so yeah..

Okay we all know Aidan was in the tribunal being tortured somewhere in Paris.. And violet was trying to think of ways to get to him. In my mind I was thinking she was
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Erika
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I like taking chances on authors unknown to me and being so surprisingly taken aback! "Eternal" was a fabulous finish to Kristi Cook's "Haven" trilogy. I have very intentionally turned away from series now that try to tell a vampire tale. Since the "Twilight" series, there have been so many people who have tried to replicate the success of vampiric stories. Unfortunately, I feel like the market was flooded with those kinds of storylines, and for me, it was a huge turn-off. Well, I stand cor ...more
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New York Times bestselling YA author Kristi Cook is a transplanted southern gal who lives in New York City with her husband and two kids. Her YA debut, HAVEN, was released in Feb. 2011 by Simon Pulse. The last two volumes in the Winterhaven series, MIRAGE and ETERNAL, followed in 2012 and 2013. Her first contemporary, southern-set YA, MAGNOLIA, was released in 2014. She's currently working on a co ...more

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Winterhaven (3 books)
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“Yeah, sure. You know I can't stand the sight of blood, right?"
"Said no one ever while dating a vampire," he quipped
"Very clever. Ten points to Gryffindor.”
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“Don't, Violet. I won't let you. Just... come here." Abruptly, he (Matthew) held out his arms to me, and I allowed him to gather me in his embrace, his chin resting on the top of my head. "Got to England and have a great time with your friends, okay?" he murmured, his voice thick with emotion. "Just... be happy.” 3 likes
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