Avow by Chelsea Fine
Avow by Chelsea Fine
Series: Archers of Avalon (#3)
Genre: fantasy, Mythology, romance, Young Adult
Release: December, 11 2012
Publisher: Firefall Publishing
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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.
(Spoilers for the previous two books, it’s impossible to review otherwise. So stop now if you haven’t read them.)
This series has been like my guilty pleasure all the way through (as you can probably guess from the sneak peak and cover reveal I did), and I definitely wasn’t let down in the end. As a fan, if you’ve been dying to know more about what happened in the past between Scarlet and Tristan, and that dastardly lifetime where they weren’t together (not right!) I am pleased as punch to say we’re finally filled in. Chelsea Fine does an excellent job of filling in any linger plot holes, and the series comes to an end with a satisfied, if not also a bit sad, conclusion. Picking up from the moment Awry leaves off, Scarlet is back to the fierce, fiery, and able to take care of herself girl that we met during Awry, and it thrilled me to no end to see Scarlet toting weapons around and protecting herself.
The conclusion to Awry leaves us at an awesome turning point – the curse has changed. Scarlet and Tristan experience what it’s like walking in the other person’s shoes – now that it no longer harms Scarlet if Tristan touches her, Tristan gets happy. It’s really adorable and wonderful to see more of Happy!Tristan and the result had me wanting to wrap him up and steal him from Scarlet. Scarlet struggles with their reversed roles, and it’s an interesting combo of opposites to see Scarlet so guiltily happy. Fans of the rest of Team Awesome won’t be disappointed either, and I was really happy to see that they weren’t forgotten about or pushed off to the side. Nate has some hilarious moments that definitely left me giggling.
Chelsea does an amazing job of balancing the humor, romance, and action as she did in the previous two books, and I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed with the conclusion.