Friday, June 17, 2011

Book Review: Across Eternity by Aris Whittier

Photo taken from Goodreads
Book Info
Title:  Across Eternity
Author:  Aris Whittier
Language: English
Format:  E-book (PDF)
Pages:  298 pages
Source:  Reviewer's digital copy from the author, Aris Whittier


From Goodreads 

"Born a genius; education, wealth, and prestige came easy to Logan Richards. Actually, there wasn't much that Logan couldn't learn or acquire. However, he knew there was more to life than money and power. Logan was determined to find the woman who he'd dreamed of his entire life and know what it was like to love her before he died.

Amber Lewis, a waitress for a five-star restaurant in, Dana Point, California, was overworked, stressed, and wary of life since her sister, Heather, had passed away. Then, one evening while working she fell hopelessly in love with Logan Richards, a chivalrous man who felt deeply familiar. 

For Amber, it was the beginning of a voyage of self-discovery and renewal. For Logan, it was the completion of life. For each of them it was the deepest sort of love."


While I reading the synopsis for this book, Across Eternity by Aris Whittier, I had this slight feeling of deja vu as I thought it was highly similar to another book about reincarnation, My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares.  I was proven wrong when I began to read this book.

Across Eternity is all about two people, Logan and Amber, whose souls kept meeting every time they were reincarnated.  Logan, who meets a sort of 'imaginary friend' when he was younger, was told that this friend would be following him now to the present time but she would not remember him, although he would.  This 'imaginary friend' turns out to be Amber, a waitress and a very talented woman. 

I was very touched by this story.  It showed a unique mix of poignancy, romance, and humor.  Yes, humor.  Especially the part when Logan and Amber first meet.  The dialogue was very captivating in that it never experienced a lull, there were no dull moments in their conversations, and you can easily recognize each character from the things they say.  Each character's speech were very tailored to their personalities.  The voice was solid and entertaining, and authentic.  It did not try to mask any shallowness and it was very tongue-in-cheek.  The story was well-paced and easy to follow that even younger readers - or those who are typically not into this book's genre - will enjoy reading this book without any pressure to keep up with this book's own speed.

There are many books out there written about romance and reincarnation.  Many of them good, many are awesome, and many flopped.  But Across Eternity, with its unique twists and witty dialogue will distinguish itself from all of these titles and will surely carve a niche of its own out of this giant rock that is the romance genre.

If you have any questions on this particular rating, please refer to my ratings system here.


I received this book free of charge from the author, Aris Whittier, in exchange for an honest and truthful review. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Nina! I noticed that you are reading a Dean Kootz book! I'm interested to see what you think. I've only read one of his and was freaked out by some of the murder scenes. But people say all his stuff is different, so I might not be too freaked out if I read something else.


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