Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blog Tour Review: Anew by Chelsea Fine and Giveaway!

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 was a bit hesitant to read this book because it was pretty obvious there was a love triangle between brothers and those things make me crazier than someone trying to make sense of Waiting for Godot (sorry, a little English major humor there). But I simply adore the publicist for this tour and Goodreads was awfully convincing, so I went ahead with it. It seems that I have a lot of foot in mouth moments and this is yet, another one.

While I ended up liking it, it did take me awhile to get into it. For the first 100 or so pages there are these three characters Scarlet, Gabriel and the drool-icious Tristan, but we only see Scarlet-Gabriel and Gabriel-Tristan interactions that create this big cluster confuddle of questions. But when Tristan and Scarlet meet it all kind of explodes in this awesomely juicy way.

Now I have to talk about the love triangle cause I know for a fact that I am not the only love triangle weary person out there. So like I said above, we got Scarlet and sweet boyfriend Gabriel and angst-ridden, but seriously sexy Tristan. Oh, and they are twins. So, cue the massive dramalama, the overwrought teenage hormones and indecisive chick, right? Uh, no, actually. More like cue the hardcore Greek tragedy for them all. Seriously, it’s such a starcrossed set-up, that Romeo and Juliet would have a run for their money. Oh, and add Paris in there as a serious contender, NOW they’re getting close.

As always, I am very, very spoiler conscious so I don’t want to go too far beyond the summary above, but I will say that it ends in such a way that I immediately went to the lovely publicist and inquired if there was going to be a blog tour for the sequel and if I could sneak (or bribe) my way on it. And if that’s not enough can I say that this book certainly brings the sexy? It does. Seriously, if you need a paranormal romance to warm you up this coming fall, check this immortal tale out.

Similar recommendations: Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer, Want by Stephanie Lawton.

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  1. Thanks for your review! I've seen this one around but I was also cautious because of the whole love triangle thing. I agree with your Godot feelings (had a lecture on Beckett's late work on Monday) - it really depends on how the love triangle thing is done or it will make me want to throw the book across the room. So I'm really glad to hear that this one is special and not all about hormones and a heroine who can't make up her mind! I'm also really curious about the paranormal aspect in this one because from the description I really can't tell where and how it comes in...

  2. Feel free to enter the giveaway too! Just added it!

  3. How had I not heard of this??? I am love triangle weary as well, but from the sound of this it is not a "team" book even if people start throwing that mess around. And I'll admit the "look pretty girl" covers are getting old but this one has character. And the brother interview has me intrigued too.

  4. I have this book on my TBR pile. I need to start the series very soon!

  5. Looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway. :D

  6. Sounds like a great fun read, thanks for the synopsis and review. I'd love to win a copy, please enter my name in the draw. Thanks!

  7. Thank you so much for this giveaway - Love me some Chelsea!

  8. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. This book sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it!