Review: The Eterna Files


  • Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
  • ISBN: 9780765336743
  • Publisher: Macmillan-Tor/Forge
  • Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the 2nd book from this publisher that has irritated me.  However, I finished this book, and I didn’t get irritated until the end.  The characters are colorful and distinct, each with their own personalities and voice, so I never felt confused about who was talking or thinking.  The descriptions of places and architecture fully immersed me into the world of the story, which takes place in New York and London around 1882.  Overall, I enjoyed it, right up to end, if you can call it an ending.  I can’t even say it’s a cliffhanger ending.  It just sort of ends, but without a completion to the story.

That’s a real problem for me.  I have to really love a story to be ok with that.  Though I liked The Eterna Files, I didn’t truly love it, and therefore I will not be anxiously awaiting the next book to find out what happens.  I’m not even 100% sure there’s going to be a sequel.  The ending was that vague.

If you enjoy Paranormal or Urban Fantasy, and vague endings aren’t necessarily unsatisfying to you, then you’ll probably enjoy this book as much, if not more, than I did.  When the sequel comes out, if there is one, I might check it out from the library just to see what happens, but there are so many other great books that I’m looking forward to reading, I don’t think I’ll go out of my way.

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