Monday 28 January 2013

Book Review:: Avow by Chelsea Fine

Avow by Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Firefall Publishing
Pages: 407
Series: Archer's of Avalon {Anew, Awry}
Format: Kindle
Review by: Mary

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 love this series. It's totally fresh. I'm so over the paranormal stuff out there but this is like nothing I've read before. I've been patiently waiting for this conclusion and I just knew it would be epic. I was not disappointed.

The sexual tension between Scarlet and Tristan is unreal! They belong together but they've not been able to touch for centuries. Talk about a curse! I so wanted more of them throughout the series and I was hoping Avow would give me what I wanted. It delivered on all levels there. I loved all the interaction between them and re-read passages before I could move on.

Now, on to the story. There is a curse and a cure needs to be found. I had my own theories of how to break it and I couldn't wait to find out what all was going to happen. There is a large {50% of the book} flashback. I usually am not a fan of big flashbacks but I absolutely loved this. All the questions I'd had over the last two books were being answered. I felt like I was being rewarded when the flashbacks kept coming chapter after chapter. It was like fitting puzzle pieces together. It was really fun to find out what happened so many years ago. The plot kept moving and when I wanted to know something the author showed it to me. Everything was coming together so nicely.

I did have a problem with the dialogue. It felt juvenile. Especially for people who had lived for more than 500 years. We're talking a lot of eye rolling and such. It just didn't work for me. They might have looked like teenagers but they weren't. Cut the moody teenager act. Oh, and Heather was a bit over the top teenager-y. If you get my drift. Too...blonde?? There were parts that just didn't feel real or the dialogue made it feel not as sophisticated as I thought the characters should be with so much experience on their hands. I'm 33 yrs old and I can get through a conversation without rolling my eyes. Surely a 500 yr old can do it.

Love this series though! The ending was everything I'd hoped for. Except maybe a marriage {or at least a proposal!!} and I'm sad that it has ended. I want the epilogue to mean something. More of the story. I can't let it go. If the epilogue does mean something {Another series} I will be overjoyed! You need to read The Archer's of Avalon! You won't be disappointed.


  1. I keep thinking about this series, but I think the juvenile dialogue would drive me insane! (I like my 500 year old characters to be refined, thank you very much ;) )

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

    1. The eye rolling was a little over the top. Everybody rolled their eyes. Surely not everybody rolls their eyes all the time. I digress.

      I love the series and I loved all the romance in it. The tension is unbelievable!!! You should give it a try.


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