READ IT! (In my opinion, for ages 13 and older)
“Three curses. Two brothers. One love triangle. Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes…love is the death of you.”
I began reading Anew (The Archer’s of Avalon #1) directly after finishing Angelfall, by Susan Ee. And so, Anew had A LOT to live up to since I had fairly high expectations.
This was my second 99 cent Amazon eBook, and again, I was NOT disappointed. That being said, I’d highly recommend this book to YA readers.
In my opinion, Avalon, Georgia would be jam-packed with teens (and adults alike) if this festival actually occurred. Breath mints would be out of stock. Chap stick would be a HOT commodity.
While reading, a couple of questions arose for those who have also read this book.
- What did you think of Scarlet’s character development throughout the story?
For me, I felt as though I knew Heather (Scarlet’s BFF) a little bit better due to her strong personality, fashion quips directed at Scarlet, and her inquisitive and protective nature. I would like to have seen a bit more development in Scarlet’s character, (specifically her personality) other than having zero fashion sense and disliking the “kissing a stranger” rituals.
- Do you feel the whole love triangle storyline is overdone right now?
Obviously we’ve seen quite a few triangles with both Colleen Houck’s Tiger Series and The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. But, would this idea have worked had there not been a “love triangle”? Personally, I love to devour books with attractive male characters–even if they are brothers fighting over one lucky girl!
Please feel free to post your comments below regarding these questions. I’d love your input!
Finally, I felt this book was a great read overall and am quite anxious for the second book. For me, the kissing festival pushed it from rating just OK to rating READ IT! I can totally see how it became a YA Bestseller for a day. Creativity makes or breaks it in the end .
Favorite Line in Anew: