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{January 24, 2013}   {Review} Avow by Chelsea Fine (Archers of Avalon #3)

15711844From Goodreads: 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.

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The wait is over; Chelsea Fine’s final novel in the Archers of Avalon series released in early December, 2012, and the beautiful saga has, sadly, come to an end.  It’s bittersweet—I’ve truly fallen in love with Tristan, Gabriel, Scarlet, and Nate, and to see their story conclude is heartbreaking.  But what an end it is!  Fine delivers another amazing novel in this final chapter of the series, bringing everything to a head as Scarlet remembers her past lives, her love, and where to find the one thing that can set everything right: the fountain’s location.

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for Scarlet to remember, though in truth it’s only been a short time as Fine is an exceptionally fast writer.  And, within this final novel the many pieces of the puzzle that we’ve so slowly been piecing together finally fit perfectly, blowing the story wide open. In the first novel, Anew, I loved following the mystery, trying to figure out how the twins’ lives truly intersected with Scarlet and what it meant for them all.  In the second novel, Awry, readers are given much of the back-story, but like all great authors, Fine delivers many twists and holds back some vital information.  But in this final installment, Fine gives readers the last pieces of the puzzle, turning this amazing story into a magnificent conclusion, complete with love, betrayal, and, unfortunately, death.  This is a beautiful end to a beautiful series, and though it left my heart hurting, it is so perfect within itself that I’m glad the novel ended the way it did.  This series is a masterpiece and I highly recommend it to all.  Five stars.

5 stars

I purchased this novel from Amazon.

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