by Chelsea Fine

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BN ID: 2940015915013
Publisher: Firefall Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2011
Series: The Archers of Avalon , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 402,919
File size: 229 KB

About the Author

Chelsea Fine’s passion for writing began when she took a creative writing course during her studies at Arizona State University and found herself not only enjoying the class, but energized by it. She has been dabbling in fiction ever since. She lives in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with her husband and two children who graciously tolerate her obsession with superheroes and complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

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Anew: The Archers of Avalon, Book One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Vanilla_Orchids More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. While you can find a lot of books with some similar aspects to them as this one, I really felt that this has a uniqueness that makes it stand apart from others. You have Scarlet Jacobs, a girl who just woke up in the middle of a forest one day with only the memory of her name and age, nothing more. The story really begins two years later, just before her senior year of high school. She meets Gabriel Archer at a festival. His voice is so familiar to her and she instinctively knows she can trust him, though he's a stranger to her. Things become even more complicated when Scarlet learns that Gabriel has a twin brother named Tristan, who seems to hate her though she feels an even stronger pull towards him than even to Gabriel and that confuses her all the more. Now there is a lot of mystery to this story! You slowly, bit by bit, learn about Scarlet's past and that the Archer's are searching for something that they feel will solve all their problems but they don't have a clue how to find it. But then again, Tristan has his own solution to the problem but that's not as easy as he'd like it to be either. He too is in search of something specific. Something other than what Gabriel is hoping they find. As you might suspect, this story contains a love triangle and while I don't mind love triangles at all, it's sometimes difficult to choose who to root for. Both Gabriel and Tristan are good guys, even if Tristan is mean to Scarlet quite often. It's just that there is a reason for his attitude. However, when he lets his guard down he's amazing. As for Scarlet's best friend Heather, I wish I had a best friend like her. She's spunky, witty, a little crazy ... well maybe a lot crazy, and she's fiercely protective of Scarlet. Plus she's annoyingly fashion conscious. But you gotta love her. Anew is intriguing, fun, heartbreaking, and mysterious. I have to admit, I was crying by the end because let me tell you ... it ends in the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. If I hadn't been crying I might have been yelling at the book, telling it it can NOT end that way. LOL There are many unanswered questions that I can not wait to learn the answers to. Awry, book two in the Archers of Avalon series is scheduled for release later this year and I'm dying to read it. :) I definitely recommend Anew! NOTE: I received a copy of Anew from the author.
DaniLove413 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I absolutely LOVED this book! I'm a huge fan of the supernatural and having not one but two hott twin boys who happen to be immortal, HEAVEN! I read this book once before, but got so involved in reading so many others with my friend I stopped blogging and writing what I thought and felt on the books! So to get back to that I decided Anew should be the first one considering Awry, book 2 in The Archers of Avalon Series, releases tomorrow! SO EXCITED BTW! Anyways back to the book!! So Scarlet wakes up at 15 in the forest alone suffering from amnesia, the only thing she seems to remember is this design, but has no idea what it means. Well two years later, at a kissing festival she meets Gabriel Archer. Her life from then on changes and then she meets Tristan and from then her entire world is completely upside down.. Why you ask, well you'll have to read that to figure it out! What I will say is that I was completely confused and even after reading it again, my confusion hasn't died off, it is still completely intact. Is she meant for the good guy Gabriel or the complex Tristan? My vote definitely goes to the hot tattooed Tristan! I seriously can not wait to read Awry and see what happens next! To leave you, I found two quotes that just wont leave my head, they are both from Scarlet but I won't tell you who she is talking to or about... I'll leave that for you to figure out ;D "She parted her lips and inhaled, trying to absorb as much of him as he'd let her. He smelled like leather and soap and all things wonderful as he pressed his lips to hers." "I don't care if I die a thousand more times....I need you to live." And with that I will say goodbye and happy reading! Go buy the book now and be ready for Awry releasing June 12!!!
Sylie More than 1 year ago
Scarlet Jacobs doesn't remember anything of her life before she appeared alone in the woods two years ago. The only thing her amnesiac mind sees clearly is a design of a mysterious symbol. After so long without any more glimpses of her past Scarlet is about ready to give up. And then she meets the Archer brothers. Two Greek-god-like boys that seem to strike a cord deep within her, if only she knew why. Scarlet's life will be turned upside down with the revelation of a terrible curse cast on her...wait for it... five hundred years ago! The whole mystery behind Scarlet's amnesia and how it's all slowly getting revealed, her crazy fun friend Heather, plus two hunky boys that want to save her, kept my eyes glued my kindle all through the night! Entertaining, romantic, and filled with emotion, Anew is an excellent beginning to this series. The characters a lively and interesting, the plot is filled with secrets, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! The story is told in the three exciting POV's of Scarlet, Gabriel, and Tristan. Scarlet was fun to read, especially since she's almost always with Heather, her crazy fashionista friend who is just hilarious. I think Scarlet deals with her amnesia and the revelations really well. Thank goodness for heroines who don't just break down into a puddle of useless crying goo. Gabriel and Tristan were just a treat to read, a delicious and yummy treat. The only thing they have in common are their looks (well and their love for weapons other than guns), in everything else they are complete opposites. While one is sweet, cute and carefree, the other is dark, dangerous, and angry (but not in a cliché way). Tristan has a valid reason for being that way, and boy did it break my heart! My mind went blank and I stopped breathing for a moment when he revealed his plan. I didn't like Gabriel as much because he never seems to be taking the curse that seriously, always saying they have time when they really don't. I also don't think he really loves Scarlet, and I mean to REALLY love her. My one and only complaint is that (damn it) the ending was a cliffhanger! Gah. Now who knows how long until I can immerse myself into Scarlet, Grabriel, and Tristan's lives! And believe me, there is reason to come back after that final scene! So go out, or click the links above and go get yourself a copy of Anew because you want to know the story of the Archers of Avalon.
clarinetto14 More than 1 year ago
So usually I don't write really long reviews to the books I read... because you know I have my never ending pile of To Be Read books... but Anew deserves an exception to this! So back in October I first read Sophie and Carter and absolutely fell in love with it. And it wasn't just the story either I loved the writing style and it was just a really enjoyable book to read. So then I decided to buy this book for my Kindle since I enjoyed Sophie & Carter so much, but I wasn't entirely sure about it... When I first read the description, it seemed like the kind of paranormal romance that is a dime a dozen, but I figured I'd give it a chance. Positive Aspects: Characters: Well first there's Scarlet who isn't really your typical heroine. She's the independent, empowered teenage girl that most girls strive to be. Then there's Heather who the perfect comic relief in a rather heavy book. I loved her obsession of shopping that might out beat mine! Next we have the Archer brothers who are the perfect dark, mysterious strangers that all good stories need. Gabriel was just so sweet about everything while Tristan was just... well there really isn't words to describe a boy who would kill himself to save you now is there? And he gave up Scarlet to his brother... just wow. Lastly we have Nathan who was just so cool!! I loved how the brothers conspired to keep everything from Scarlet only for Nathan to show up and tell everything... And he's a video game nerd! How cute! Paranormal: So its not really your usually paranormal book... there's no vampires or werewolves or fairies to be found! Which I thought was a breath of fresh air! Plot: So at first I totally thought the Archer boys had evil interior motives... I mean one of them was watching Scarlet and the other refused to tell her anything about his past... It all seemed pretty sinister to me! But then through and through everything worked out and find out almost everything while Scarlet is left in the dark. So overall this was a great plot that kept my attention... actually the bulk of my reading was done in about one morning ( in which I read continuously) : ) Ending: Ah the ending... this gave me mixed emotions... but it was rather unpredictable (view spoiler) Negative Aspects: I have to wait for the sequel until this summer (2012)!!!! How will I survive!! ____________________________________________________ Thus this book deserves the whole five stars. With the lovable characters, interesting plot, great writing style, and the unpredictable ending! I can't wait for the sequel!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amnesia takes away all of Scarlet Jacobs memories but not her charisma and the essence of her personality. Who she is shines through in every page and how she handles every situation thrown her way. When her best friend Heather drags her to a festival in town she had no interest in being at, her past finally makes an appearance in her present. In the form of a boy. Someone who makes her soul sing in recognition. There begins the roller-coaster of trying to piece together her life and in the mean time stay out of danger... Chelsea brings us the beginning of what is sure to be an interesting trilogy. Fresh in its spin of immortality, curses and Love. In her multiple POV writing you get a chance inside each of the main characters heads and see how things unfold from behind their eyes. You without a doubt will develop favorites as you read on and see what motivates each person in their actions. She thoroughly explores the difficulty of attraction, first love and the struggle to always put the person you love ahead of yourself, the beauty of self sacrifice and especially friendship. You will be left thirsty and craving answers to some of the impossible questions of this plot and rooting for different sides of an intricate love triangle...all things that can be expected in Books 2-3 Take a step into Avalon, won't regret it.
b_ls More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of this book before and I was just browsing around on Goodreads and came across it. This was a unique book with a very interesting take on love triangles. I usually am very iffy about stories with love triangles because I find them annoying at times unless you do it right. And this one was done very right. I had a hard time putting it down because I had to know what was going on and why things were happening the way they did. I have a whole new appreciation for doodling :) You will understand when you read this book. Scarlet is a very fun character to read about. I didn't find her annoying at all. She was not the whiny type. Even though she couldn't remember her life she didn't really dwell on it as much as I thought she would. She came off as normal and just living life. I really felt like I could relate to her. She wasn't a real girly girl and neither am I. And her best friend always trying to make her dress better and be more of a girl was entertaining. I agree that kissing festivals are interesting and I think more towns should take part :) Now to the boys! I liked Gabriel a lot at first he was my favorite. But, by the end of the book Tristan became my leading mad. He broke my heart. I felt terrible for him. What he must go through on a day to day basis, in pain like that. (I won't tell you why though sorry). I wish the best for him. I guess everyone loves a bad boy.  I can't wait to see what happens in the next book due out this summer. I hope Scarlet learns more about her past and I am very curious to see what happened in her last life! The ending is a pretty big cliffhanger so waiting will be difficult. All in all a very fun read that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. And a very interesting, fresh take on love triangles. Check it out!
SSB83 More than 1 year ago
I was completely engrossed in this story from page 1. The characters were each individually compelling, and I found myself not wanting to put it down. With each twist and turn I was finding myself glued to every word and page. The ending was one hell of a cliffhanger, and I am eagerly anticipating book 2!
lizziefx More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very good and went right into book #2 in the series (and loved it!) and am now awaiting book #3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally addicting. You feel like you know the characters and experience life with them. Chelsea has a magical way with words which creates "literary crack". You will not be able to put it down.
SanahDhillon More than 1 year ago
READ IT! If you haven't already. I found Anew through my goodreads recommendations and I was not disappointed. It caught my eye at first because it was unique. No werewolves or vampires. (not that I have anything against that) And also it didn't give too much away in the description. I've noticed in many books where the back of the book gives you half of the plot before you even open the book. Anew gave me enough to make me curious but not too much where I already know what's going to happen. The protagonist of our story Scarlet Jacobs (and can I just say I am in love with her name) is a badass. One of the reasons I probably really loved this story was because she wasn't a damsel in distress waiting for someone to save her. And she actually stated her opinion when she didn't agree with something. I will warn you though it ends with a cliffhanger that will leave you restless until you have the next book. 
code7r More than 1 year ago
“Anew: The Archers of Avalon (Book One)” by Chelsea Fine did what a book should do. It made me want to read the next book in the series! “Anew” follows the story of Scarlet who wakes up in a forest when she is 15 years old and all she can remember is her name. Skip ahead two years and Scarlet is now 17 and still has no memory of her past, only a symbol that she keeps drawing over and over but doesn’t know what it means. Her best friend, Heather, is blonde, beautiful, and boy crazy and she is on a mission to get a boyfriend for Scarlet. Scarlet has no problem attracting boys, but distances herself because of her amnesia. Until the Kissing Festival. There she meets Gabriel. It is also at the Kissing Festival that she notices a mysterious man who keeps watching her. And why is there a familiarity with both of them? This book is a good read. The author keeps the reader interested from the moment she starts the book with “she awoke with her face against cold, damp dirt.” I like all the characters. The best friend, Heather, brings needed comic relief to a serious story. Gabriel and his twin, Tristan, are polar opposites but have the same objective when it comes to Scarlet. Scarlet brings across a vulnerableness that makes the reader sympathize with her. The only character that was not fleshed out was Scarlet’s guardian, Laura. I didn’t understand her purpose in the story, except maybe she becomes important in the next novel in this series. This book would appeal to teenagers and young adults alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YA book with some interesting plots and twists. Some areas are a little confusing in the plot as the reasons/intent not clear or plot has not been built to support it. I cannot determine who I like and who I don't. I look forward to the next part of the story. If you like paranormal but are tired of vamps... this works well and is for you!
sjune More than 1 year ago
Let me start of by saying "Have you seen the cover?!" The contrast of colors (not to mention that purple is my favorite color) is beautiful and the font of the title with the play on a bow and arrow is striking. Then after reading the summary I was intrigued to see what the story held and I was NOT disappointed. It's hard for me to hear of Avalon and not think of a magical place. It seems Avalon, Georgia has some hidden magic of it's own living in the nearby woods where Scarlet mysteriously wakes up not knowing who she was or how she got there. I couldn't imagine waking up and not knowing who I was or anyone one, but Scarlet seems to be functioning just fine with the help of an over the top protective best friend, Heather. She does have an adoptive mother Laura who isn't very present, but through the book I get the feeling there is more to Laura than what is revealed and my gut thinks if there is as secret she's hiding, it may not be a good. Avalon has a kissing festival every year, where the whole town participates in kissing events and parties for three days. It's at this festival where Scarlet first sees someone that pulls feelings out of her suppressed memories. Then there is a voice that is like a blast out of her past and even better, the voice is attached to a very handsome Gabriel Archer. Scarlet has been leery of letting anyone in since she doesn't even know who she is, but she allows herself to get close to Gabriel and things seem to going perfectly. Perfect, until she meets Tristan, Gabriel's brother who looks just like him outside of his striking green eyes. Then strange things start happening to Scarlet and she fines out why these brothers seem so familiar to her and that her future doesn't look so great. She is determined to change things, but is also desperate to keep someone else safe, if she could only remember who before it is too late. I don't want to give away too much, because there are things that you must discover as you read the story. Anew has two very swoon worthy guys and lots of mystery and action. Chelsea did an amazing job with developing the characters in a way that you love them all, and Gabriel & Tristan are amazing and I have no doubt parts of their story will pull at your heartstrings. I can totally see why Scarlet is pulled to each one for different reasons, though I'll pulling for Tristan. There is just something about the darker brother with the piercing green eyes that I find intriguing. Oh, and then there is the cliffhanger ending! Oh My Goodness, there is a cliffhanger ending that will leave you begging for more! If you love a little magic, mysterious pasts, and totally swoon worthy guys then this is the book for you.
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UrbanGirlReview More than 1 year ago
Did it linger in my thoughts long after I read it? Yes, Anew is the kind of book you remember long after you read it.  From its racing pace to its shocking love-triangle, it is nearly impossible to put down.  The characters are all memorable with completely different personalities.   The writing has a effortlessness and ease to it.  The author writes in third person, allowing Scarlet, Gabriel, and Tristan to each have their own voice.  Overall, the writing flows smoothly from one character's point of view to next without any confusion.  I adore Heather's persona; everyone needs a girl pal like her. My pet peeve? My pet peeve is when the main character of a story purposely ignores her gut and goes ahead and does exactly the opposite.  Saying something like, "My gut is telling me not to trust him, but my heart says trust him..." anguish, anguish, and finally more anguish.  It drives me bananas! But other than that, I loved the story and can't wait to read the next one.  Anew is an original story with unforgettable characters and non-stop action.  
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Wonderlands_Reader More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. While I was reading it, there were times when I really, really loved it and times when I was skimming paragraphs and just trying to get through the chapter. That being said, I did enjoy the unique story line of this book. It was interesting figuring out all the mysteries that surrounded Scarlet's memory loss and the boys,Gabriel and Tristan. I hadn't expected what actually happened. I was thinking it had something to do with faeries since Avalon is known in faerie myths. This was definitely not a faerie book though! The characters were okay. Scarlet was a little irritating to me but that's just because she was so wishy-washy between both of the guys. I understood why the author did that though, considering there was a major love triangle in this book. However, I just didn't feel the connection between Scarlet and Gabriel. Their relationship felt very forced to me. The character that really made this book work for me was Tristan. He was so incredible and self-less. My big problem with this book was the plot line. It felt dragged out to me. There weren't many major plot points to make the story move forward quickly. As someone who likes more fast paced books, this one seemed to drag on. The ending was really great though. Left off on a major cliff hanger that left me at the edge of my seat! Thank goodness the next book is already out. Even with the slower pace, this book was still entertaining. A creative and new world, an interesting main male character, and a wonderful ending. I will be anxiously waiting until I get the chance to read the sequel!
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skizzles22 More than 1 year ago
Normally I don't do reviews. I don't like influencing other people's opinions on books. Because books--as I see it--are all about the reader's personal perspective and taste. But I had to share my opinion on Anew, because it was refreshing, intriguing, and had me clutching my kindle to my chest because of the story unfolding before my eyes. Now onto Anew. When I read the premise, I cringed. Love triangle. I hate love triangles. Most of the time, it's just a push and pull between the three characters, where the woman (because it's always a woman in the middle, right?) doesn't decide until the very end, almost as if she made up her mind using a coin toss. And most of the time, authors don't know how to write a convincing love triangle, where you don't end up hating the main character and you don't end up only on one team. Not to mention how tricky it is when you're dealing with two brothers vying for the same girl. After reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I still wasn't convinced I'd like the book. I mean, the good brother vs. the bad brother? It's cliched. The beginning of the book started off a little slow for me. But I kept going because I was really intrigued. The little bits and pieces of explanation thrown in the beginning chapters had me itching to read further so I understood what it all meant and how it came together. I like that about a book, making me want to keep reading because I just have to know what happens next right this minute.  Aside from the few grammatical and spelling errors, I loved this book! It was better than I imagined it would be. It had me laughing, crying, and my heart ripping in two for the characters. I thought the pace was set nicely, and that it kept pulling me in even when I wanted to scream in frustration because I didn't know what was going to happen. And the ending had me screaming: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!  If you love suspense, the paranormal, romance, and fantasy, you'll love this book. It combines all those elements, with a beautiful love triangle that will have your heart melting in a puddle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Jakleendeghent More than 1 year ago
Anew was one of those books that I put off reading for some weird reason. I wasn't sold by the synopsis alone, but I read it anyway and BOY WAS I WRONG! Anew has it all: Action, Romance, and even comedy! I can't count how many times I LOL'd at something Gabe or Nate said.  The biggest thing about this series is the characters! You fall in love with them so easily and root for them. Even with the love triangle which was tastefully done in a way that I wasn't annoyed by it. (Hello Twilght?!) This triangle was crucial to the story and it honestly confused the heck out of me because I couldn't pick a side at first! A very enjoyable read and Chelsea Fine really has a knack for writing such lovable and realistic characters.  You won't be disappointed one bit!