Review: Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Book Information:

Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Candlewick Press
Published in 2009
ISBN 9780763635732
324 Pages

Series Information:

Tantalize Book 02


5 out of 5

Miranda was always a “dull” teenage girl to others, but to her guardian angel, Zachary, she was the best. Though, through a chance of unluckiness, she has become the life of the party — all she had to do was be changed into an Eternal. She is changed from a normal high school student to an Eternal princess and adopted by the King of the Mantle of Dracul himself. As for the guardian angel that got her into her royal roll, he is now a fallen angel — living as a human on Earth. That is, until Heaven gives him a mission of assassinating something, which will make Miranda and Zachary cross paths again. Will Zachary be able to save Miranda’s soul and earn his wings back before losing Miranda again?

I read this a long time ago, like in July of last year, but I finally re-read it today. That way, I can give you a little bit better review, hopefully. ^^;

It is a very good book. Like her other book, Tantalize, it gives a little bit more life and originality to vampires and weres than most vampire books do. Also, this book is a spin-off of Tantalize, and develops the world of vampires more that she created in it.

Eternal creates a world where anyone can be saved, even if you are a vampire, who is usually represented as unholy, soulless, and unable to “saved” in most supernatural books that includes vampires in it. The only other book that I can think of that has vampires seen in this point of view is Night Road by A.M. Jenkins. Also, it has a relationship that most other authors wouldn’t even try to do — or should I say can rarely accomplish, a guardian angel, a being of light and holiness, and a vampire, a being of dark.

With this, the book Tantalize and Eternal make a very good world of vampires, so they are both very good reads. I’ll try to get Tantalize a book review up as soon as I can re-read it. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cynthia Leitich Smith
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Book Reviews and More
$New_Bullet Karin’s Book Nook

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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