Author: Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Firefall Publishing, 495 Pages (June 15th, 2012)
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Synopsis: Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes...love is the death of you....
Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.
This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again.
Review: 5 Stars - Book two in the Archers of Avalon series – Awry by Chelsea Fine picks up right where Anew left off and doesn’t slow down until the epic cliffhanger ending.
There’s always a worry that a second book in a series or trilogy might fall a little flat and lack enough story to keep things going, or sometimes even have way too much filler to climb through in order to get to the good stuff. However neither of those things happens with Awry. Not in the slightest. In my honest opinion Chelsea outdid herself with her second installment. Seriously, this was an epic sequel!
Scarlet, Tristan and Gabriel… along with some very close friends are looking for a way to end the curses that affect Scarlet and the twin brothers before it’s too late. In the first book we learn about how these three have been wrapped together in a curse that has lasted many, many years. However in Awry, we learn much more about their past and how they all came to know each other and the curse itself. The back story was amazing and thrilling. I couldn’t get enough. The present day story was also thrilling in and of itself. I went on an emotional rollercoaster with this one and at the end, wasn’t ready for the ride to stop.
Scarlet is the same strong girl that we had in Anew, however she’s thinking more clearly. She’s a fantastic female lead character and she proves it over and over again for me in the second book. And then we have Gabriel… I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s not my cup of tea. Actually, I even had some not so nice feelings for him from time to time. Some honest choices were made and I think from that point on he just went from decent guy to a jerk and kind of creepy. It’s the back story that makes you think of who he is today and why he’s done things throughout the years. It makes me feel horrible for what he’s put Tristan through due to the things he says and his actions. Speaking of Tristan… let me just *swoon* for a second.
Okay, Tristan. As I mentioned in an update while I was reading, I seriously hope that things end up better for the green eyed twin in the next book. The cliffhanger ending… I’m not sure if that’ll be good or bad, but I’m hoping for the later like you wouldn’t believe! The guy has been in quiet, isolated misery for so many years and it’s while reading this book that you finally see what the heck happened and how he ended up such a hurt guy. My heart breaks for him. Actually it happened more than once.
All in all, I loved Awry even more than I loved Anew and I have no idea how that was even possible. Chelsea knows her how to write swoonable fictional broody, angsty, boys so if you like those too, then you’ll find A LOT to love about her Archers of Avalon Series. And with that, I’ll be feeling like I’m forever waiting for the finally installment – Avow December 2012. At least it’s not too far away. So, pick these up and find out just why I’m #TeamTristan. I’m sure you’ll agree with me on this one.
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.