Monday, January 14, 2013

Review: Avow by Chelsea Fine

Avow (The Archers of Avalon #3)
by Chelsea Fine
Published: December 11, 2012

Scarlet remembers. Everything. Her past lives, Tristan, Gabriel, Nate: she remembers it all--including how to get to the Fountain of Youth. But time is running out.

Heather and Gabriel have been kidnapped by Raven, while the curse that has plagued Scarlet and Tristan for centuries has shifted, putting the star-crossed lovers in more danger than ever before. Water from the Fountain of Youth is the only thing that can save Scarlet and her loved ones. But the water comes at a price.

With lives--and hearts--at stake, Scarlet leads her friends on a dangerous journey to the Fountain of Youth. Where eternal life is possible, but death is certain.

I liked how original this series is. I have grown to love it since I read Anew so when I found out that Avow is going to be the last book, it made me think 'No way!' I was so surprised because it didn't occur to me that it would end very soon. It saddens me like most endings in a series does. I can imagine what it's like to part with something you've grown to love especially those you knew and felt close to. The Archers of Avalon is definitely one of those.

As much as I am reluctant to pick this up (because, duh, last book) I really can't live another minute not knowing what happened after that oh-no-you-didn't ending of the previous book. I've been pining for this since I finished Awry so it's kind of  a good and a bad thing that this was published not long after.

If Awry was mainly focused on the curse, Avow would make you curl your toes in action and suspense as it delve into the lives of our immortals Nathaniel, Gabriel and Tristan after the curse, their continuous search for the cure in between waiting for Scarlet's reincarnation and the secret and dangers the Fountain of Youth holds; an information Scarlet had hidden from her friends in her last life that may cure the curse or end an immortal life.

It was so good I finished it in no time. Which made me wish I can't read that fast because I really don't want this to end. I'll miss Team Awesome's kick-ass and life-threatening but equally silly and hilarious times. Ohmygod, I'm going to cry now..

The ending, though sad (apart from the fact that this is the last book) was perfect and definite. It left me with no questions unanswered (but still in bad need of a sequel; just because). I like how it turned out and the reason behind it which I accepted but won't say didn't break my heart.

The Archers of Avalon is going to be a TV series soon so I guess I'm going to look forward to it now though I must say that I still prefer the book no matter what. Reading this entire series, I have no doubt it'd be perfect on TV. I have even imagined it before this news came out and I'm very excited especially for the author. You're the best, Chelsea! 

And because I like it so much I'm going to put a lot of words here. I hope you don't mind.

“What are you doing?”
“I’m sleeping with you.”
Was he insane? She lifted a brow. “I thought you were mad at me.”
“I’m concerned. Not mad.”
“Huh. Well either way you’re not sleeping with me.”
“Yes, I am.”
He was insane. “No,” Scarlet repeated. “You’re not. You could die, Tristan. We can’t touch and we certainly can’t…sleep together.” She felt her face flush.
A look of amusement crossed his face. “I meant sleep, Scar.”
“Oh. Well.” She cleared her throat. “I don’t want to wake up next to a corpse, so, like…scram.”


Gabriel watched her with narrowed eyes and said, "You look old."
Heather's mouth fell open.
Good God. Don't anger the crazy lady.
Raven slapped him, hard. "That's what happens when your supply of fountain water starts to run out and you have to dilute it. You age. Magic can only do so much."
"Sucks to be you," Gabriel said.
Clearly, he did not value his life.


“You'd think I wouldn't even have to say that, but seeing as you two were halfway to Babytown when I walked in here-"
"Just shut up and go pack," Tristan said.
"Ooh, feisty." Nate shook his head at Scarlet. "Tristan doesn't like it when I talk about you guys having sex."
"Neither do I. Geez." Scarelt was blushing as she shooed Nate from the room.
Nate exited and Tristan and Scarlet spent the next half hour lacing arrowed in blood and not making eye contact.”


“So," Nate attempted conversation for the third time. He seemed to be in a better mood lately. "Do you guys maybe want to talk about how every uncomfortable this is?" He smiled tightly, looking first at Tristan, then at Scarlet. "Because I don't know about you, but I feel awkward. Let's hash it out, shall we? Tristan," Nate said brightly. "We'll start with you. How are you feeling?"
"I like your honesty and openness." Nate turned to Scarlet. "What about you? How are you feeling?"
"Tired," she said. "Nine in the morning is too early for needles."
Tristan said, "Maybe if you hadn't stayed out so late, you wouldn't be so tired."
Scarlet said, "Look who's decided to speak again. Suddenly the silent and dark Tristan has an opinion on my life."
"Oh, I have many opinions."
"See?" Nate said, his smile tighter than before. "Isn't all this openness refreshing?”


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