Author: Suzanne Weyn
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: YA Romance
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From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.
Why I read this: I had heard about this book a lot and it had some pretty big hype. I wanted to know if all of it was well deserved.
Plot: This story's plot isn't just one, but a lot of them, all surrounding two soul mates. These two lost loves find each other in almost every one of their lives only for tragedy to fall and one of them be lost. All of their encounters center around an emerald jewel. If they can overcome the temptation of the jewel, they can be together. All or the stories were very well detailed and filled with action and time between the two lovers. The only part I didn't like was that at the most important part, the end where they are finally able to be together, I feel that she ended it too soon.
Characters: As I said above, they were the same soul and just different names. This was very refreshing to have so many characters and still be able to identify them by their traits.
Reliability: I personally can't relate to this book yet because I have never had a boyfriend, but most people can relate to losing the love of your life and then finding another or the same one.
Cover Thoughts: I loved it. I like the angelic glow the people have about them. It really goes along well with the soul mate concept.