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{July 21, 2012}   {Review} Awry by Chelsea Fine (Anew #2)

From Goodreads: 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. 


This wonderful sequel picks up right where the first novel, Anew, left off, throwing the reader right into the midst of tragedy and bloodshed, captivating them from the very first page.  If you haven’t yet read Anew, then I highly suggest you do, because it’s amazing, and Awry is just as enticing and mind blowing as the first!  These are books you don’t want to miss, and I’m already eagerly awaiting the next installment in this riveting series!

In the first novel, we meet Scarlet and the drop-dead gorgeous Archer twins, Gabriel and Tristan.  Together, they embark on a journey to help Scarlet survive her curse, and it’s an extremely well written, entertaining read concerning reincarnation, the fountain of youth, and witchcraft.  I was mesmerized by the first novel, though not all my questions were answered in the first installment.  Now, insert Awry.  In this captivating novel, we are given glimpses into all the characters’ pasts, answering many questions the previous novel left unclear.  We are drawn into the story and watch it unfold as we learn just who met Scarlet first, how she came to love both twins, and how the betrayal of Gabriel and Tristan’s father brought about the curse in a round-about way.

This story shifts between past and present, and as Scarlet begins to remember her past, putting together the mystery surrounding the fountain of youth, the novel becomes impossible to set aside.  I ended up reading this book in one sitting; it’s that’s intense and amazing… especially as we realize, along with the characters, that the curse-casting witch isn’t actually out of the picture… Five stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Update: The final novel in this fabulous series, Avow,  is now available.


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