Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1) by Chelsea Fine Book Review

Anew (The Archers of Avalon#1) by Chelsea Fine Book Review


4 out of 5 stars

"Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her." (Goodreads synopsis)

"Nothing triggered any memory as to why she' slept alone in the woods.
Nothing triggered any memory as to how she'd arrived there.
Nothing triggered...any memory at all..."

Scarlet wakes up in the woods alone, with no memory of anything prior to that moment. She doesn't know who she is, or where she belongs that is until she winds up in the care of her guardian Laura and meets her best friend Heather. They both become her rock and the constant in life, she so desperately needed. One day she attends the kissing Festival with her best friend Heather and meets Gabriel.

Gabriel's voice reminds her of her past, although she can't remember why. As she gets closer to Gabriel, she discovers he has a twin brother Tristan, a twin brother Gabriel has kept secret. Upon meeting him, she's instantly drawn to him. This leaves her that more confused. Little does she know that the discovery of Gabriel's brother is just the beginning of the secrets she will uncover, secrets that could be the death of her...literally.

This book was a pleasant and fast paced read. It had a great story line with intriguing characters. The writing style made the story both easy to read and realistic. There was nice transition from one chapter to the next. The author didn't allow for the minor unnecessary details that sometimes plague other stories I've read. I particularly liked the way the author moved from one period of time to the next. Fantastic ending, and all around great book. 

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