Awry, the second book in Chelsea Fine’s Archers of Avalon series, is an amazing addition to the trilogy.
Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn’t unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.
This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes her curse is changing. With the help of the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet tries to piece together her life and break the curse before her impending death comes again.
I was blown away by this book. This series just keeps getting better and better. I thought the writing and pace of the story was better than the first. The reader gets a glimpse into Scarlet and Tristian’s past in this book, with alternating past/present chapters, which I LOVED. These flashbacks allow the reader to understand where Tristian is coming from, even when Scarlet doesn’t remember.
The secondary characters really stood out to me in this book. Gabriel and Scarlet’s best friend, Heather, seem to have something brewing between them. I’m thoroughly anticipating seeing how that’s going to turn out. I also enjoyed Nate as the fun, loving comic relief in the story. He is hilarious.
In a trilogy, the second book is usually stale, not so with Awry. I was fully engaged and enthralled with the adventure to find the fountain of youth. I was caught up in the unexpected, panic-inducing countdown to Scarlet’s death, making the entire story a rush from beginning to end.
I would highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys love triangles and fast-paced thrilling stories with supernatural elements.
STARS: 4 out of 5