Book Review: Anew by Chelsea Fine

Posted February 18, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Goodreads blurb: Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery…until she met a boy with a familiar voice.
Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet’s determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he’s kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.
Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet’s world becomes even more muddled. While she’s instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she’s impossibly drawn to Tristan–and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past…might just be the death of her.
I’m beginning to think Chelsea Fine is becoming one of my favorite authors.  She never fails to make you connect with her characters.  You also know most of what’s going on in her characters’ minds since she writes from all of the main characters’ points of view.
This novel is about a girl named Scarlet.  She wakes up in the middle of the woods, alone.  She can’t remember anything except her name and that she’s 15.
Two years later she is attending the Annual Kissing Festival with her BFF, Heather.  When she was put in Laura’s care Heather was the only one that didn’t see her as a freak, and openly accepted her.  She is approached by Gabriel, who has a voice she recognizes. But she doesn’t remember from where.  She becomes a part of his life, and finds out he has a brother named Tristan.
Anytime she is near Tristan her heat beats faster and harder.  She tries to figure out why, and learns a few things about herself from the Archer brothers.
I cannot recommend this book enough.  I loved it, and it had me enthralled from the very first page.  You see how things unfold from the viewpoints of Scarlet, Gabriel and Tristan.  It’s also very refreshing.  There are no vampires, werewolves, or anything of that sort.  It was nice to have something to read that didn’t contain mythical creatures.  But there are other mythical entities in this novel.  If you don’t’ have it yet, I highly suggest you get it!  I cannot wait for the sequel Awry coming out this summer!!!!


About Chelsea Fine

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete
lack of skill in the kitchen.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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