Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eternal by H.G. Nadel

Book descrition from Amazon.com:
Julia Jones is an eighteen-year-old science prodigy with a big secret. After landing a prestigious internship with brilliant but eccentric Dr. Caleb Bertel, she is finally ready to move on from her mother’s death. But after Julia revives Dr. Bertel from a near-fatal electrocution, strange things start to happen.

Without warning, Dr. Bertel disappears. Then Julia receives threatening notes on her car, and someone has her followed. The young police officer assigned to the case, Austin Moore, believes the events are connected and asks her to help him solve the mystery of Bertel’s disappearance. Instantly attracted to him, Julia agrees. Still, she knows that she has seen Austin somewhere before, if only she could put her finger on it.

Will Julia uncover the mystery of Bertel’s disappearance before it’s too late, and does she dare trust Austin with her heart?

My thoughts:
I received this book for review purposes from TLC Book Tours.  I have really cut back on how many books I accept for review purposes, but this one looked interesting so I was glad to have the opportunity to participate.

I loved how Nadel worked in science, relationships, existence of souls, and past lives into one storyline and plot.  Julia is still dealing with the death of her mother from cancer and is living on her own while working an internship for an eccentric scientist.  One day he accidentally electrocutes himself and she has to revive him with a defibrillator.  After that strange things start to happen.  He acts erratically and disappears for them the hospital, Julia is attacked when she goes to see her mothers grave at night, she starts to have dreams featuring Austin, the detective assigned to the case, but not as himself but as a French Philosopher many years ago.  Her boyfriend Tyler and her best friend Nadia start acting strangely towards her and blame Austin for the changes.  No one seems to grasp the magnitude of what is going on.

I wasn't sure how Nagel was going to handle the past lives and present lives and the intersection of the past and present, but she pulled it off in a very satisfying way.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Sourced Media Books (September 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937458199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937458195

  • About the Author

    H. G. Nadel was born in Paris and has spent most of her adult life in the United States. She began her professional career as a SAG/AFTRA agent and later started a successful acting school in Orange County, California. Nadel has written numerous screenplays, but her first love is novel writing. Her expertise in young adult drama has allowed her to write captivating coming-of-age stories in both English and French.


    1. I too have cut way back on books I accept, and it's always such a joy when the ones I do read are worth it! Glad you enjoyed this one.

    2. Thank you for this! I actually downloaded "Eternal" for my Kindle Fire, and I absolutely loved it! The story takes your breath away and you just can't put the book down. It reads well and fast. I wanted more when I finished it. So question: Is there a second book, and is a movie coming out? I think I read that somewhere.

    3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this cross-genre book! Thanks for being on the tour.